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The journey of Alfred Small

Starring Philip Goldacre, an ALRA alumni of 82, The Journey of Alfred Small is a short film produced by boutique independent British production company Old Lamp Films.

It follows Alfred Small, an embittered old man who regularly visits his terminally ill wife in hospital in the hope that she will get better and be able to come home with him. One day, at his usual bus stop, his life starts to take a different direction and not for the better.

When he has the opportunity to help someone else, rather than wallow in his own woes, will he help or will he choose to look the other way? The film conveys the universal trials and misunderstandings of life and shows that, no matter who we are, we are not all that different from one another.

Written by Amy Holleworth and directed by Mike Archer, the founder of Old Lamp Films, this is the company’s first production and is already garnering great reviews. But it is Philip Goldacre who shines. His performance as the reserved but strong central character in the film has been hailed as nothing short of awesome and critics are saying he should be nominated for awards.

Needless to say, we at ALRA are completely over the moon with Philip’s success, as we are with all our alumni, and wish him and the film all the best for the future and look forward to seeing him receive more praise and even an award or two for this extraordinary performance.