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)