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LaddersTwo teenage boys formulate an ingenious scheme to get rich quick by forging personal injury claims. Sadly their attempts to sustain suitable injuries, by falling off ladders and “spilling” hot coffee don’t quite go to plan. They also have to contend with Colin, an impatient solicitor with his own economic agenda. This fast-paced comedy combines witty and charming dialogue with a generous dose of slapstick and people falling off ladders.

This film was produced and directed by myself and Alistair McMeekin. It was made possible thanks to a bursary from the Roundhouse / Ex Amino Foundation.

The opening scene from the film can be watched on Vimeo.


Produced & Directed by Alistair McMeekin
Joe Myerscough
Cast William Bowden – Alex
Aaron McIntosh – Barry
Russell Simpson – Colin
Tom Kelly – Steve
Screenplay Joe Myerscough
Director of Photography Ryan Nicol
Camera Assistant Caleb Wissun-Bhide
Sound Recordist Connie Lawson
1st Assistant Director Tom Preston
Production Assistant Kate Lamble
Runners Alex Mee
Polly Avison
Anita Atwal
Make Up Artist Binny Wookey
Editor Alistair McMeekin
Online Editor Simon Richardson
For the Roundhouse Marta Sala Font
Bea Hankey
Thanks to Paul Chawla
Neela Dolezalova
Dave Gamble
Rob Hale
Jason Hendrikson
Karen Lamble
Steve Lamble
Karen Lee
Elaine Miller
Giorgia Papapietro
Drew Paultz
Samiat Pedro
Emma Playford
Bethany Thompson
Gwyn Williams
Special Thanks to Ex Animo Foundation
The Roundhouse
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames