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Messiah directed by Anthony Dickenson

What would happen if Jesus miraculously appeared in modern day Hackney - would people believe he was the Messiah, a "cereal-eating hipster", or just a very naughty boy? Anthony Dickenson once again flexes his comedy muscles and displays his directing prowess in new short Messiah, written and commissioned by VCCP Blue and produced in-house at OB Management. Creatives Chris Willis and Colin McKean wrote the screenplay as part of an internal screenwriting competition at VCCP and approached OB Management with the opportunity to realise the film in all its absurd glory. Anthony Dickenson seemed the obvious fit, following on from the success of his first short The Life of Jimmy Horton, continuing to prove he's a natural when it comes to working with actors and 'sharp as a tack' performance dialogue. Anthony is represented by OB Management as an independent director.

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: VCCP Blue Movies

Creatives: Chris Willis & Colin McKean

Production Company

Executive Producer: Jess Bell & Otis Bell

Director: Anthony Dickenson

DOP: Ben Fordesman

Producer: Aaron Z Willson

Casting Director: Hammond Cox Casting

Art Director : Sara Stanton

Directors Rep: OB Management

Hair and Make Up: Claire Carter

Production Manager: Mel Giles


Edit Company: Assembly Rooms

Editor: Ruth Hegarty

Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Jack McGinity @ Time Based Arts


Audio Post Production: String & Tins

Original Composition: Patrick Burniston & Andy Stewart

Sound Design: Patrick Burniston & Andy Stewart

Category: Other

Genre: Comedy, Dialogue, Storytelling