Release date2005 AwardsBritish Independent Film Award for Best Achievement in Production CastPaul McGann (Paul), Tamzin Dunstone (Kelly), Pauline McLynn (Helen), Rula Lenska (Irina), Chloe Sirene (Tasha), Barry Latchford (Jimmy) Similar moviesDr. No, For Your Eyes Only, From Russia With Love, You Only Live Twice, Mission: Impossible, The Living Daylights
Gypo is a 2005 independent film written and directed by Jan Dunn. Its story details the breakdown of a family in a small town in Britain, told in three narratives.
Within a structured screenplay the dialogue throughout was improvised, and the film made in the Dogme style. It was the first British film to be registered as such (as Dogme #37).
The film is shown through the eyes of the three main characters; Paul and Helen, a married couple, and Tasha, a teenage refugee. It shows how the family falls apart under the strain of unexpected emotions.
The production filmed entirely in Thanet in Kent at a variety of locations including East Kent College, Kingsgate Bay, Margate, Pegwell Bay, Port of Ramsgate, Ramsgate, Royal Harbour Hotel and the Wig & Pen pub.
Pauline McLynn as Helen
Paul McGann as Paul
Chloe Sirene as Tasha
Rula Lenska as Irina
Tamzin Dunstone as Kelly
Tom Stuart as Darren
Barry Latchford as Jimmy
Olegar Fedoro as Tasha's Father
Freddie Connor as Tasha's Husband
Josef Atlin as Michael
British Independent Film Awards Best Achievement in Production
San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Best First Feature
Plus two other nominations and Special Mention at Torino International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival