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The Number 30 - Official Trailer


Ben's dying Grandfather is ready to leave this world. He is compelled to do one final deed, to fix up his Grandfather's treasured bus, despite his obligations to his pregnant wife. His hard work pays off, and he drives the old machine through the rural beauty of the North Pennines. Ben takes it all in as his Grandfather shares the blissful experience with him one last time. But as both engine and old man begin to fail, Ben is confronted by another looming crisis that is hurtling towards him. An ode to loss and acceptance, The Number 30 is a snapshot of a mind dealing with death and new life.


The Number 30 was Bobby's first short drama. It was shot on on location in the North Pennine with a small crew and of course a small budget. The story was inspired by the passing of his grandfather, and by the landscapes that feature in the film that have a deep connection to his families home soil.

The project has done the film festival rounds and is now free to watch on Short Verse. Bobby is now in post on period drama 'The Reckoning' and is in preproduction on a couple of other drama shorts.

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