St. Mathurin's SCHOOL of PRACTICAL JOKING

Television

This short film was made as a children's special for the BBC and was broadcast on Christmas Day. As well as writing and directing the film Chris also wrote the music and played the role of Mr. Fraser, the deadly serious peashooting teacher. 

Note: The name St. Maturin refers to a real saint from 300 A.D. who was the patron saint of jesting and tomfoolery. 

Director: Chris Waitt

Writers: Chris Waitt, Henry Trotter

Music: Chris Waitt (as The International Novelty Orchestra)

Editor: Henry Trotter

Producers: Margaret Blythe, Graeme Hart

Production Company: Children's BBC, Dogtooth Media

Funded by: BBC, Scottish Screen 

Broadcaster: BBC


AWARDS (Selected)

Best Short Film, Chicago International Children's Festival (nomination)

Best Short, Bermuda Shorts (nomination)