Avril Tungsten: Conceptual 

Avril Tungsten: Conceptual Lookalike


Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray

This is so daft, it's lovely.

Avril (Francesca Waite) is a professional lookalike artiste. "I do Princess Diana, Kylie, Jay-Lo, Diana Ross, Russell Crowe." When it is pointed out to her that she doesn't look anything like these people, she goes on about "transmitting the essence of a person, their soul."

When she turns up at an off season nowhere gig to do Kylie, the manager (writer/director James Harris) complains, "You're not like her." Avril gives him her line and starts asking for expenses. The manager is emphatic, "I'm not paying you. You're a loony."

Why this completely dippy four-minute short should be so much fun is difficult to say, except it has been filmed in the spirit of absurdity in the best possible taste.

Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2006
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Dippy lookalike talks about her art.

Director: James Harris

Writer: James Harris

Starring: Francesca Waite, Stephen Morris, James Harris, Sean Turner

Year: 2005

Runtime: 4 minutes

Country: UK


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