Heckle

2012, 90 minutes

Stacy Mitchell, a supermarket cashier living in Selby, hides her misery and upset with a happy persona. To the outsider her life is carefree, but her husband has left her. She wrestles with the pain by joking about it. Out for a works drinks night in a local pub, the pub comic Wilton Johnston heckled by her, invites her up to try it for herself. To the comic’s amazement, she gets more laughs than him. Afterwards Wilton asks Stacy for a date but she turns him down. A few days later Wilton shows up at the supermarket and gets Stacy to agree to go with him to an open-mike club. She insists its not a date, she just wants to see if he uses the same material twice. At the club, Wilton gets Stacy to take the mike. This time its not so easy to get the audience to laugh. Afterwards she realises that there is more to being a stand-up than just getting up. Stacy starts to sketch out a stand-up routine that allows her to explore what she wants from life. By trial and error as a stand-up, the material takes her in a new direction and helps her to change her life for the better.


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Gabriella Kovago
Costume Designer
Costume Designer
Joanna Cichuta
Make-up Artist
Head of Makeup Department
Dee Quemby
Actor
Sandra Mitchell
Fiz Marcus
Actor
Maggie
Steve Hay
Actor
Terry
Pete Ferry
Tom Dunne
Focus Puller
Focus Puller
Gabriella Kovago
Costume Designer
Costume Designer/Supervisor
Chris Bearne
Actor
Arthur Douglas
Dave Donnelly
Editor
Peter Quayle
Post Production Assistant
Production Manager
Jason Henwood
Camera Assistant
1st Assistant Camera
Dawn Meadowcroft
Sound No.2 / A2
Armourer
David Erwood
Sound Recordist
Boom Operator
Robert Green
Camera Assistant
2nd Camera Assistant
Alexander Soundy
Videographer
Camera Trainee
Strange Woman