This is Jinsy

TV-Series | GB 2012 | 25' | OV

On the small British island of Jinsy madness is an everyday affair: Electric owls attack nightly wanderers, photocopying their faces; the seagulls have conversations about golf; and on TV, there‘s a transvestite administering electric shocks to unwitting viewers. In charge of this madhouse are the appropriately nutty Maven, his melancholy underling Sporall and the technician Soosan, who constantly mistakes groceries for her tools. No matter if the islanders‘ marriages are being re-mixed with a wedding lottery, if a bridge in the shape of maven‘s nose is abut to be built and if a cupboard salesman is worshiped as God – this is the place where bizarre things happen. The BBC reminds us again of their Monty Python heritage. Authors and stars Chris Bran and Justin Chubb provide an abundance of ideas in both style and content, making THIS IS JINSY an absurdist manifesto: Without any hint of realism or subtlety they let their famous guest stars like David Tennant and Jane Horrocks run through their wonderful world of nonsense, pulling no punches on their way against politics, society or TV culture. If this be madness, there is method in it.

Producers
Chris Carey, James Dean
Director
Matt Lipsey
Script
Chris Bran, Justin Chubb
Photography
Ole Bratt Birkeland
Editors
Charlie Phillips, Joe Randall-Cutler
Sound
Dan Johnston, Nigel Edwards
Music
Tim Bran
Production Design
Nic Pallace
Casting
Catherine Willis
Principal Cast
Chris Bran, Justin Chubb, Geoffrey McGivern, David Hatton, Dave Mounfield
Production Companies
Welded Tandem Picture Company/Sky Atlantic

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Domestic Sales

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Selected filmography Matt Lipsey

HUMAN REMAINS (2000), CATTERICK (2004), LITTLE BRITAIN (2004-2006), THE CUP (2008), PSYCHOVILLE (2009-2011)