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Offending Angels is a 2000 British romantic comedy film directed by Andrew Rajan.

Offending Angels
Directed byAndrew Rajan
Produced byAndrew Rajan
Written byTim Moyler Moyler
Andrew Rajan
StarringSusannah Harker
Shaun Parkes
Andrew Lincoln
Andrew Rajan
Music byMartin Ward
CinematographyAlvin Leong
Edited byRoger Burgess
Catherine Fletcher
Distributed byGuerilla Films
Release date
  • October 2000 (2000-10) (Raindance Film Festival)
  • 19 April 2002 (2002-04-19)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£89 or £79


Plot summaryEdit

Sam and Baggy are two non-committal slackers who while their time away with nonsensical affairs while dreaming of greater things in life. Paris and Zeke are two guardian angels who confront them with plans for change. Paris is a former dolphin while Zeke is a former squirrel.



The film became notorious because it took less than £100 at the box office.[1][2] It had a £70,000 budget and did very well on the festival circuit, selling out at every attendance; Gothenburg 2002, Raindance 2001, Emden 2002 and as the opening Gala Film at the Berlin Britspotting Festival, 2002. Subsequently picked up by Ardent International sales agents on the strength of press reviews and actors performances, just at the time when Ardent CEO Prince Edward exited the industry, which proved to be terrible timing for the film release in the UK.


The film split the critics; panned by some including the BBC, who called it a "truly awful pile of garbage",[3] but Film Review, called it "A rather heartwarming story of the need to remember to live your life".[4]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Emden International Film Festival

  • Nominated, "Emden Film Award" – Andrew Rajan


  1. ^ logboy (3 February 2006). "Offending Angels. £70k Budget, £89 Box Office. 8 DVD Sales to Double its Takings". Retrieved 16 January 2007.
  2. ^ *Offending Angels on IMDb
  3. ^ Russell, Jamie (10 April 2002). "Offending Angels (2002)". BBC. Retrieved 16 January 2007.
  4. ^ Cameron Wilson, James (May 2002). "Offending Angels film review". Film Review. Retrieved 30 August 2010.

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