Nick Helm: Elephant

Isn't it great having someone you can talk to about everything? Well, maybe not everything. Maybe not the fact that you're head-over-heels in love with each other.

Written by and starring Nick Helm and Esther Smith, Elephant sees two best friends wile away a skint afternoon together walking around the backstreets of Brighton, trying to avoid what's staring them both in the face.

Why would they let the fact that they've fallen in love get in the way of them talking nonsense to each other? And what's so wrong with settling for second best if it avoids an awkward conversation?

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10 minutes

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Elephant is one of nine shorts – all exclusive to BBC iPlayer – about love in all its forms, written by and starring top British comedy talent. From a dating video to mating rituals via inter-species heartbreak, they’re all ready and waiting to be watched...


Role Contributor
HimNick Helm
HerEsther Smith
WriterNick Helm
WriterEsther Smith
Location ManagerAndrew Dalmahoy
Costume designerKate O’Farrell
Make-up DesignerDana Spikins
Production SecretaryHarriet Patton
RunnerLewis Thorpe
Focus PullerKim Vinegrad
Clapper LoaderSimon Plunket
DITNuria Perez
Sound RecordistRob Entwistle
Director of photographyLaurie Rose
EditorGavin Buckley
Head of ProductionKaren Morton
Executive ProducerNeil Webster
Executive ProducerBen Palmer
ProducerAlex Moody
DirectorNick Helm

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