The Overcoat: Perfect Adapation of Nikolai Gogol’s short story

The award-winning film The Overcoat which was directed by Patrick Myles and produced by Kate Turner is based on the adaption of the short story written by the well-known Ukraine-born Russian writer Nikolai Gogol.

The Overcoat tells a story about a man called Christopher Clobber who is a proofreader in a certain government department where he is hardly noticed by anyone. He is a man who has the same routine every single day (eating the same breakfast, waking up at the same time every day, wearing the same clothes and wearing the same overcoat). When his overcoat falls apart, he gets a new one, making him popular amongst his colleagues. But his newfound popularity is short lived when his new tailored overcoat is stolen.

BAFTA Winner Jason Watkins is impeccable as Christopher Clobber. His quirky personality adds to the boldness and humour in the film and his routine of him doing the exact same things every day is showcased beautifully by the editing and cinematography. The narration provided by Tim Keys gives this film that extra magic!

This film has been taking film festivals by storm as it has screened at LA Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, LA Cinefest, Arena Cinelouge, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and many more. This film has won notable awards such as Best Comedy at LA Shorts Film Festival, Best Short Comedy at London Independent Film Festival and Best Director at New Renaissance Film Festival. This film has a promising future and it won’t be surprising if this film is nominated for an Oscar in the Live Action Short Category as it is an incredible adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s short story. We look forward to Patrick and Kate’s future projects both individually and together.

THE OVERCOAT trailer, adapted from Nikolai Gogol’s short story from New Division Films on Vimeo.

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