The clear standout of this year’s documentary sidebar, Clair Titley’s (film) is both a thought-provoking take on the lengths people go to achieve fame and fortune, and one hell of a wild ride.
Rolling Stone, David Fear (Review for THE CONTESTANT)
This inspiring film will provoke both laughter and tears.
Daily Mail **** (Review for BRITAIN’S OLDEST STAND UP)
Director Clair Titley expertly captures this funny/heartbreaking example of cruelty as entertainment.
Cin.CA, Chris Knight (Review for THE CONTESTANT)
An irresistibly charming documentary
The Stage (Review for BRITAIN’S OLDEST STAND UP)
Titley’s sure-handed film compellingly recounts one of the strangest episodes in TV history.
Indiewire, David Ehrlich, (Review for THE CONTESTANT)
Clair Titley’s film had the humble ambition of telling a quietly extraordinary tale to leave you warmed and perhaps a little teary.
Radio Times (Review for BRITAIN’S OLDEST STAND UP)
’The Contestant’ sheds light on an impactful cultural moment and does so in a clever and thoughtful way.
The Playlist, Charles Barfield (Review for THE CONTESTANT)