The Search For Simon
Sci-fi comedy about a troubled man who is convinced his brother Simon has been abducted by aliens
- Martin Gooch
- Carol Cleveland, Millie Reeves, Martin Gooch, Noeleen Comiskey, Simon Birks, Mark W Gray, Brad Moore, Tom Price and others
- Simon Birks and Martin Gooch
- Martin Gooch
- Martin Gooch and Louis Savy
The Search For Simon follows 39 year old David's search for his younger brother Simon, who, at the age of 7 (ish) in 1979, disappeared, due to a perceived alien abduction. After all, their dad did tell David that he had been.
Completely devastated by the loss of his younger brother and best friend, David vowed to find Simon - or at the very least find out about the aliens who took him. This quest has taken over and completely filled David's life. It's more than a passion, it's an obsession. David has been meeting people - filming interviews and generally obsessing over alien abductions ever since.
David's best (and only) friend Robert, saddened by his friend's obsession and unwillingness to let go of the past, tries his best to get David interested in other things: games, pub quizzes, re-enactment societies and even... women.
And then one day, after a chance encounter with a book-writing psychologist with an ear for obsession, and catching the eye of a pretty young woman, everything begins to change.
- UK certificate
- 97 minutes
- Release date
- Friday 3rd May 2013, BFI Southbank
- Laugh track