Paul is Dead is a comedy-drama short film inspired by the archetypical bizarre rock & roll conspiracy theory.
The Lake District, 1967. Hungover and at each other's throats, John, George and Ringo must convince Billy Shears, a sheepish rural lookalike, to join their band after Paul dies during an experimental-drug filled musical retreat.
Braving a perilous mountain hike to bury Paul at the summit, they each must face up to their own inner conflicts and calamitous personal shortcomings if they are going to make it through the journey and stop the band from falling apart.
2018's Paul Is Dead draws influence from infamous cult comedies such as Withnail & I and Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, as well as the cinematic style seen in Beatles promo videos in the late 1960s.
Directed by George Moore
Screenplay by George Moore, Ben Bovington-Key & Stuart Armstrong
Director of Photography Harry Green
Production Design Stuart Armstrong
Editor George Moore
1st AD Ben Bovington-Key
Produced by Laura M Laderas
Reid Anderson as John
Anton Tweedale as Billy
Basil Marples as George
Ashley Pekri as Ringo