Brian and Charles

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Brian lives alone in a remote Welsh valley. Something of an outcast, he spends his spare time inventing things and one day decides to build a robot for company. ‘Charles’ is not only Brian’s most successful invention, but it appears to have a personality all of its own. However, it creates more problems than Brian bargained for, and the timid inventor has to face-up to several issues in his life; his eccentric ways, a local bully, and a woman he’s always been fond of but never had the nerve to talk to.

Genre: Comedy

Welsh Connections

Story: The film centers on Brian, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, who builds unconventional contraptions that rarely work. He soon sets out on his biggest project yet — spending three days to turn a washing machine and various spare parts into Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages.

Locations: Llyn Gwynant, Ysbyty Ifan, Trefriw, Cwm Penmachno, Betws y Coed, Llangernyw

Production Details

Director: Jim Archer
Producer: Rupert Majendie
Writers: David Earl, Chris Hayward
Cast: David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey

Technical Details

Length: 90 minutes
Language: English
Certificate: PG
Format: DCP
Accessibility: AD & Captions available


Date: 8th July 2022


Screen Daily: British director Jim Archer extends his award-winning short into a warm-hearted comedy

Film Hub Wales exclusive interviews: To mark the release of ‘Brian and Charles’, Made in Wales teamed up with Universal Studios and Zoila Garman for an exclusive interview with the cast and crew. To watch the clips, please log into the Film Hub Wales preview room (above).


Sundance 2022


Rights Holder: Universal
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