Posts tagged Tom Greeves

(via I Am A Great Man)

When I first met Tom Greeves he was playing the lead in a film about a Conservative candidate who forms his own party and tries to take on the system.

It’s an independent, low-budget film and I’m sure it’s taken a huge amount of work to finally get it finished and released. It’s on Distrify, which seems to be a sort of Bandcamp for films. You can pay to watch the film, or pay a bit more to download it. I downloaded it this morning and watched it this evening.

It’s brilliant. Tom is (as always) hilarious and the whole thing is somehow both realistic and ridiculous. As a Tory speechwriter and stand-up comedian in real life, Tom plays the conservative completely convincingly while also taking the piss perfectly.

My favourite music these days is stuff my friends have made. I’m really enjoying weaning myself off mainstream media and exploring the edges. I’m proud now to have a friend in a great independent film that I can recommend to people.

Here’s one of my favourite bits:

Trailer for I Am A Great Man, a new political comedy starring my friend Tom Greeves, who is (coincidentally) a great man.

It looks hilarious and I can’t wait to see it…

Tommy used to work on the docks
Union’s been on strike
He’s down on his luck
It’s tough
So tough

Tommy reflects that
Maybe collective bargaining
Isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
The well-fed bosses
Of his so-called union
Earn white-collar salaries
But thanks to them
Tommy and his mates
Never seem to have any work

Gina works the diner all day
Whilst the basic salary isn’t great
A combination of overtime shifts
And generous tips from customers
Who appreciate good service
Amount to a pretty decent income

Inspired by Gina
Tommy decides he’s fed up with
Being a docker
And becomes a cab driver
He enjoys being his own boss
And not being at the mercy of workshy colleagues
And because he can set his own hours
He has plenty of time
To pursue his passion for music
(And his customers provide lots of material for songs!!!)
Tommy and Gina’s relationship
Has never been stronger
And each of them feels
Much more fulfilled on
An individual level too