Meet Brian — a lonely, luckless inventor who takes on his most ambitious project yet. Enter Charles — Brian’s extraordinary masterpiece – an artificially intelligent robot made from odds and ends, including an old washing machine, who has an inexplicable obsession with cabbages. Together, Brian and Charles is a heartwarming and entertaining tale about friendship, family, finding love, and letting go.
A breakout hit at the Sundance Film Festival, the film was directed by, the film was directed by Jim Archer, written by David Earl and Chris Hayward and produced by Rupert Majendie for Mr Box Productions. It stars David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey, James Michie and Nina Sosanya. Archer, who also edited the film, developed and co-funded the film with Film4 and the BFI. The executive producers are Damian Jones, Mary Burke for the BFI, and Lauren Dark and Ollie Madden for Film4. This marks Archer’s feature directorial debut after cutting his teeth shooting comedy sketches with friends before writing and directing several short films culminating in winning gold at the Young Director Awards in Cannes for the short film version of Brian and Charles.