Starring Aidan Gillen, as not-quite himself, Pickups is an exploration into the gradually warping mind of a middle-aged actor. A disturbing dark comedy, which blurs the lines between “reality” which in this case is a documentary, and fiction, which is the film that Aiden is shooting.

Brilliantly crafted, this is a film that discusses the difficulties in being an actor – having to pretend you're someone else for so long that you gradually lose who you are. Amongst this, Aiden tries to bond with his son, who he rarely sees thanks to his divorce, with little success – a self-reflexive, quintessentially British, Man Bites Dog-esque, black comedy.