Scottish Comedy One Day Removals at 24th Edmonton International Film Festival

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Mark Stirton's hilarious, black comedy One Day Removals to screen at the 2010 Edmonton International Film Festival in Canada. Movie stars, Patrick Wight, Scott Ironside and Mike Mitchell.

The Canadian premiere of the Mark Stirton movie One Day Removals, is to be held at the Edmonton International Film Festival in Alberta on September 30th.

“One Day Removals” is a pitch-black comedy about two Scottish removal men who accidentally go on a murder spree during the course of one very bad day, and find themselves trying to dispose of a van filled with corpses.

Filmed in Aberdeen, Scotland, it stars comedian Patrick Wight (‘The Planet’ 2006) and classically trained actor Scott Ironside (‘The House of Mirth’ 2002, ‘The Planet’ 2006) as the bumbling removal men. Co-starring, as the detective investigating their case, is world champion bodybuilder and two-time WFF ‘Mr Universe,’ Mike Mitchell (‘The Planet’ 2006, ‘Freight’ 2010).

Called “Laurel and Hardy on drugs” by the Monster and Critics review site, the movie delivers a constant stream of shocks, slapstick and belly laughs from beginning to end.

Shot in English and the Scots dialect of ‘Doric,’ the movie recently caused controversy in the press due to its record-breaking profanity count. With 440 uses of the ‘F’ word and numerous other swear words, One Day Removals has the highest swear count in any fictional feature film. But as writer and director, Mark Stirton points out: “None of the swearing is contrived. It’s the way people would speak in that situation. Having travelled with some local removal men, in the process of writing the script, I’d say that there’s a lot less profanity in the movie than in real life.”

The movie has screened at many of the top UK festivals, including the London Raindance Festival and Glasgow International Film Festival. As well as gaining a nomination for best film (in the Raindance category) at the British Independent Film awards. This will be its first major festival outside of the UK.

One Day Removals is also available online from Raindance TV, as a streaming and download service on Babelgum TV ( and Blinkbox ( (Blinkbox limited to UK only).

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