Andrew acted as Producer and Script Editor on this project and the first review comes in from Movie Muser:
Take a glimpse at the new Brit short championing over-50s in film
It seems a 47-year-old screenwriter and producer from Manchester called Janet Harrison feels the same way. So rather than just accepting things as they are and that the only thing anyone is interested in is young people, she set out to make a short film, largely using people over 50 both in front of and behind the camera, with the result being Master Motivator.
The likes of John Henshaw (59), Mr Motivator (58), and Phoenix Nights actress Enid Dunn (65), along with director Noreen Kershaw (59), all gave up their time for free to make the six-minute short a reality. The tongue in cheek message of the film is that anyone can achieve great things at any time of life and this is mirrored by two of its stars, John Henshaw, previously a bin-man who only started acting at 40 and Enid Dunn, who entered the profession at the tender age of 54. The film tells the story of a care home assistant, who has a secret ambition to become a motivational speaker.
Master Motivator will premiere at the Manchester Comedy Store on July 14th before heading off on the festival circuit. While even the makers admit the low budget film is a little rough around the edges, all credit has to go to them for challenging the ageist stereotypes.