Frantic knockabout tragedy ensues when Bobo is sent to prison for committing a daring but silly crime.
Cry for Bobo! Spare a tear for the most wretched of God's creatures, the lowly clown. Driven by grinding poverty and stupidity, Bobo and Coco commit a daring but dumb robbery. Fingered by a treacherous bucket vendor, Bobo and Coco fall into the clutches of clown-hating copper D.I. Martineau and are slung into the slammer. A distressed Bobo then discovers that his wife Betty and son Joey are fed up with his antics and plan to run off and join the Civil Service. Can Bobo escape from clown prison and find his family in time to stop them? Probably not.
D.I. Harry MartineauGavin Mitchell
Prison wardenJ. William Andrews
A Forged Films production for BBC Scotland/Scottish Screen's Tartan Shorts scheme
Royal Television Society Award, Royal Television Society Awards, London, 2002
Jim Poole Award for Best Scottish Short, Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, 2002
Federazione Italiana Cinema D’essai Award, Napoli Film Festival, Naples, Italy, 2002
Melies D'argent Best European Fantasy Short Film Award, Sitges Film Festival, Sitges, Spain, 2002
Best Fiction Award, Evora International Short Film Festival, Evora, Portugal, 2002
Special Jury Mention, International Fiction Section, Chilean International Short Film Festival, Santiago, Chile, 2002
Prix Du Public Award, Bruxelles International Fantasy Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 2003
Audience Choice Award, Down Under Film Festival, Darwin, Australia, 2003
Audience Award, Night of the Living Shorts, Italy, 2003
Audience Award - Narrative Short, Dahlonega International Film Festival, USA, 2003
Audience Choice Award, Portland International Short Shorts Film Festival, USA, 2003
Monkey D'or Best of Festival Gold Award, Can Short Film Festival, Leicester, 2003
Gold Bear Award, Ebensee Festival, Austria, 2003
Best Super Short Film, Anchorage International Film Festival, Alaska, USA, 2003
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