1 in a Million

DirectorTerry Braun
One line synopsisOne of a series of films combining music and images: a woman decides her lottery ticket numbers on the basis of musical doodling.

Little girl in bed, playing while her mother tries to write music. Mother eats toast, doodles notes among the crumbs. Girl comes to her mother. They both eat toast, spread jam on the manuscript paper, draw, doodle. Woman transposes notes on keyboard into lottery numbers. Woman driving; channel hops on car radio; watches what’s going on in shops she passes. She buys a lottery ticket and other shopping in a supermarket, and gets a parking ticket. While she drives home, her daughter drops the lottery ticket out of the window and it’s picked up by the traffic warden. Unpacking the shopping. While she’s making lunch, a bag of peas splits open and the contents falls all over the kitchen, making a variety of noises. She uses the sounds to produce another lottery ticket number. The woman takes her daughter to the Little Angel Theatre, Islington. The woman and her daughter watch the lottery draw. The number of her first ticket comes up, much to the delight of the traffic warden. Credits.

Production companyIlluminations
Running time14 minutes
Full credits

Mother, Margo Gunn;
Daughter, Jessica Vitmayer Braun;
Traffic Warden, Django Bates.
Keyboard, E Flat Horn, Vocals Django Bates,
Flute, Bass Flute Eddie Parker,
Kitchen Sax Iain Bellamy,
Oboe, Cor Anglais Joseph Sanders,
Tenor & Baritone Sax Julian Arguelles,
Drums, Electric Percussion Martin France,
Electric Bass Guitar Michael Mondesir,
French Horn Raoul Diaz,
Trombone Roland Bates,
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet Sarah Homer,
Tuba Sarah Waterhouse,
Trumpet Sid Gauld,
Soprano & Alto Sax, Penny Whistle Steve Buckley,
Electric Guitar, Banjo, Lap Steel Stuart Hall,
Bassoon, Contra Bassoon Suzanne Chappell,
The Smith Quartet.
Thanks to Alison Mowat.
Camera Assistants Julian Court,
Owen Scurfield;
Grip David Holliday;
Art Director Robbie Harris;
Music Recording Engineer Andrew Murdock;
Sound Ian MacPherson;
Lighting Camera Jon Sayers;
Dubbing Mixer George Foulgham;
Editor Darren Jonusas;
Associate Producer Gabriella Rajeczy von Burian;
Supervising Producer Linda Zuck;
Executive Producers Peter Maniura,
Rodney Wilson;
Composer Django Bates;
Producer/Director Terry Braun.
An Illuminations production for BBC, the Arts Council of England.
© BBC & the Arts Council of England MCMXCVI.

Film segment1 in a Million - ACE345.2
Web address (URL)https://player.bfi.org.uk/free

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