Criminal Audition. Image shows from L to R: William (Rich Keeble), Ryan (Luke Kaile).

Criminal Audition

2020 British comedy film about fake criminals. Stars Luke Kaile, Rich Keeble, Rebecca Calienda, Ben Scheck, Blain Neale and others.

Criminal Audition.

Criminal Audition

Film about a service that provides fake criminals to take on rich people's crimes

Luke Kaile, Rich Keeble, Rebecca Calienda, Ben Scheck, Blain Neale, Angela Peters, Noeleen Comiskey, Scott Samain and others
Samuel Gridley and Luke Kaile
Samuel Gridley
Luke Kaile, Luke Mordue, Nathaniel Francis and Samuel Gridley

An ex-lawyer and his team run an underworld service, they seek the most desperate and greedy to become fake criminals to take the fall for the rich and powerful's crimes in a process known as Criminal Audition.

In an undisclosed location, over one night they will put three individuals through hell to find the perfect candidate, but their world is turned upside down when they face lies, deceit, murder and a very dangerous new client as they audition for their biggest job yet...


Criminal Audition began life as a one-act play in 2009, inspired by stories of doppelgängers going to prison in replacement of the true criminals in exchange for a cash pay-out. Luke Kaile, the original playwright, eventually began to contemplate expanding the concept into a feature film. In 2014, Samuel Gridley joined the project to direct, quickly becoming a co-writer and producer alongside Luke over the many years of development. Later, Luke and Samuel teamed up with Mordue Pictures to finally deliver the film from page to screen.

Production Details

UK certificate
93 minutes
Release date
Monday 26th October 2020
Production companies
Laugh track

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