Borrowed Time (Production Manager)

Borrowed Time Feature Film


The story of two totally contrasting figures who come together in the most hostile of circumstances, only to form an unlikely bond that will help them both find a way out of their respective troubles. It is a bittersweet comedy about growing up and rediscovering youth in parallel, united by the subconscious desire to seek out the missing elements in their lives.


  • Best of the Fest - Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

  • Official Selection - Dinard Film Festival 2012


"A sweet-natured character study that's altogether charming, if not exactly hard edged" ★★★✩✩ Trevor Johnston, Time Out

"The latest offering from London’s Microwave scheme for low-budget features delights because it eschews the clichés of urban youth dramas and draws out something positive from the gloom of broken Britain" Allan Hunter, Screen Daily 

"It's an absolute delight thanks to a warm and witty script, smart, no-nonsense direction and spot-on-and occasionally priceless - turns from a cast compromised largely of unknowns, aside from one lovely old lag." ★★★★✩ Miles Fielder, The List 

"Complete with a brooding, gentle score that compliments the picture well - Bishop is a director to keep an eye out on for sure, as we look forward to see what he does next" ★★★✩✩ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys

"An unlikely bond between a teenage delinquent and a grumpy old recluse is explored with plenty of wit and pathos in this promising, nicely judged low-budget British feature debut from Jules Bishop" ★★★✩✩ Allan Hunter, Daily Express(UK)

"Borrowed Time is a big comedy with big heart." Aoife O'Driscoll, The Upcoming 

"Borrowed Time does have it's heart in the right place and you'll happily invest in the likeable lead characters" ★★★✩✩ David Aldridge, Radio Times(UK)

"A tremendous debut...A must see film" ★★★★✩ Isra Al Kassi, The Hollywood News 

"Jules Bishop's feature debut is a rarity: a low-budget British indie take on urban youth that's devoid of cliché or cynicism"★★★★✩ Stephen Kelly, Total Film

"The dialogue is mostly spry, the ending inventive. And Barklem-Biggs, who initially overdoes the feckless cretin routine, grows into his role beautifully." ★★★✩✩ Charlotte O'Sullivan, Evening Standard