The Man Who Stopped

The Man Who Stopped Screenshot 04 Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Summer 2018
The Man Who Stopped Screenshot 01 Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Summer 2018

Artist Bio

Joseph Reaney is a comedy scriptwriter and film director who currently divides his time between the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.

The Man Who Stopped was his first ever short film, but its unexpected success - including award wins at festivals such as Top Shorts, East Coast Film Festival and TMFF (The Monthly Film Festival) - has since led him to writing and co-directing a second short film. Today's the Day. Released in November 2017, it has won Best Microfilm at the Festigious Film Festival.


  • Film Title: "The Man Who Stopped"
  • Director: Joseph Reaney
  • Runtime: 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Category: Micro Comedy Short Film 
  • Tagline: "When wandering through a busy market town, a man suddenly stops, frozen to the spot.
    What on earth has happened? Is he ill? Is he drunk? Is He Jesus? One little girl takes charge of the situation."

Cast & Credits

  • Director: Joseph Reaney
  • Writer: Joseph Reaney
  • Producer: Joseph Reaney
  • Key Cast: Abigail Rice
  • Key Cast: Alex Went
  • Sound Design: Sype Studios
  • Animation: Viktor Ures
  • Animation: Vitezslav Ures

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