Work Experience (1989)


Terence is caught in a vicious circle, he cannot get a job because he has no experience, but he cannot gain experience without getting a job!

Director: James Hendrie.
Writer: James Hendrie.
Stars: Lenny Henry, Susan Brown, Kathy Burke, Annabel Leventon, Neil McCaul, Shelagh Fraser, Neal Pearson, John Normington, Graham Seed, Nick Stringer, Hannah Tucek.

1989 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo for Best Short Film.
1990 Academy Awards – Winner of an Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action.


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  1. Vidor
    March 23, 2022

    Woo hoo, Oscar shorts!

  2. Jonathan Shapiro
    March 23, 2022

    Sir Lenny Henry’s inability to hit the big time in America still mystifies me. Disney gave him a starring role in a film they didn’t market, and it all ended

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