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Black Daruma

Director/Producer: Fionn and Toby Watts

Writer: Toby Watts


Richard Galloway

Louise O’ Leary

Julie Higginson

David Castleford

Rowe David McClelland

Ruth Langrick

Madeline Percival

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Struggling with unemployment and a lack of purpose in life, Ryan impulsively buys a Japanese ‘luck’ doll at a local emporium and takes it home to his girlfriend, hoping his fortunes might change. Reluctant to entertain his wishful thinking and annoying pranks with the Doll, Louise finally persuades Ryan to throw the Doll away. But somehow the Doll reappears and tension in the house grows as circumstances for Ryan go from bad to worse.

Black Daruma is a uniquely shot film, told entirely from the perspective of a doll. Made by local filmmakers, Fionn and Toby Watts, the film will have its world premiere at the festival.

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