A four-volume collection of British feature films and documentaries. '1234' (2008) follows the trials and tribulations involved in setting up a band. Along with his drummer friend, Neil (Matthew Baynton), wannabe rock star Stevie (Ian Bonar) works in a call centre and dreams of making it big in the indie music scene. The future looks a whole lot brighter when Stevie and Neil team up with experienced guitarist Billy (Kieran Bew) and scatty art student bass player Emily (Lyndsey Marshal). But will band politics get in the way of Stevie's big dreams? 'No Greater Love' (2009) is a documentary portrait of daily life at a central London convent. The Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Notting Hill Gate is home to a cloistered order of Carmelite nuns whose lives are dedicated to prayer and contemplation. Free from accompanying music or narration, Whyte's film offers a simple fly-on-the-wall depiction of the nuns as they go about their quiet, ordered lives in the heart of a pulsing modern city. In the black comedy 'Skeletons' (2010), Davis (Ed Gaughan) and Bennett (Andrew Buckley) are a mismatched pair of travelling exorcists who spend their working day performing the unusual business of literally clearing skeletons out of people's closets. Together they travel across Britain, performing 'the procedure' and exposing hordes of embarrassing secrets and lies as they go. Their partnership starts to unravel when Bennett, a stickler for the rules, discovers that Davis has been using the procedure illegitimately to reconnect with comforting moments from his past. Jason Isaacs co-stars as their enigmatic boss, the Colonel. Finally, in the explicit love story 'Brilliantlove' (2010), Manchester (Liam Browne) is a young photographer who meets and falls in love with Noon (Nancy Trotter Landry), a quiet and withdrawn taxidermist. As they both explore their sexual chemistry over the course of a hot summer, Manchester records their exertions for posterity, omitting to tell Noon. When Manchester is later approached by an interested art dealer Franny (Michael Hodgson), who has discovered his work when it is left behind in a pub, he decides to take up the offer, little realising the reaction it will provoke in Noon.
This collection brings together a quartet of contemporary British films. Includes: 1234, No Greater Love, Skeletons and brilliantlove.