David Reviews

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FOGG ON THE CLIMB
26 January 2021

As befits a man who goes by an attention-seeking singular name, Moxie Pictures director Fogg has taken advantage of the lockdown hiatus to create a film extolling his extraordinary skills as a director.

It is a tour de force in which Fogg's ability as a performer also comes to the fore, and provides a genuine opportunity to show how good he is at delivering comedy.

Having recently interviewed Fogg for an as-yet-unreleased Short Cuts film, DAVID can attest that what you see in this film is – to some extent – what you get when you spend time with this stand-up comedian turned director. He is both funny and willing to send himself up to get a laugh, but – and this is important – he is also someone who truly understands comedy… which is to say, despite appearances, he takes it very seriously.


This style of comedy is very much in vogue, but despite its ubiquity on BBC Three, you'll seldom see it done as well as it is here. This is packed with silliness of the highest order and clearly exhibits Fogg's directorial confidence... even as he portrays himself, in order to land the jokes, as brashly over-confident.

Look out too for an appearance by Monica Bertei who, as well as providing a top-notch performance, is the person you should contact if you want to talk to Moxie Pictures about using Fogg for your next project – you can get her on 020 7935 4930 or via email on monica@moxiepictures.com.

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