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Nick Helm: Elephant

Two best friends wile away a skint afternoon walking around the backstreets of Brighton.

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
Him Nick Helm
Her Esther Smith
Writer Nick Helm
Writer Esther Smith
Location Manager Andrew Dalmahoy
Costume designer Kate O’Farrell
Make-up Designer Dana Spikins
Production Secretary Harriet Patton
Runner Lewis Thorpe
Focus Puller Kim Vinegrad
Clapper Loader Simon Plunket
DIT Nuria Perez
Sound Recordist Rob Entwistle
Director of photography Laurie Rose
Editor Gavin Buckley
Head of Production Karen Morton
Executive Producer Neil Webster
Executive Producer Ben Palmer
Producer Alex Moody
Director Nick Helm

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