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The Bad Knights is a 2007 medieval comedy brickfilm by Callum Cormie and Hayley Drake. It follows a group of knights who set out to slay a dragon, but the incompetence of the knights leads the king into a coarse diatribe.[1] It was inspired by the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.[2]



  • Callum Cormie as King, Additional
  • Ben Ship as Steve
  • Steve Hodsmen as Ben
  • Chris Lyons as Dave


  • Callum Cormie - Writer, Director, Animator, Sound, Set design
  • Hayley Drake - Director, Animator, Sound, Set design
  • Sue Cormie - Set design
  • Lynda Biggins - Animator adviser
  • Danny Ramsom - Animator adviser

Festival information[]

The Bad Knights was selected to be screened at the 2007 Co-operative Young Film Makers Festival in Bradford.[3] In December 2007, the film was chosen as the winner of a BBC Blast bursary award in the category Animation.[4] As a result, it was shown on television on BBC 2, and it was screened at an awards ceremony at the British Film Institute in London, in January 2008.[5] Here, Callum Cormie was awarded with £3000 to go towards a future short film, and was put in contact with industry professionals at Framestore to mentor him. The resulting project was his next brickfilm, Why Bother with the News?.