Seventy year old Frank (David Calder) is scared of flying but his friend Pete (David Sibley), an experienced pilot and owner of a two-seater plane, convinces Frank to join him on a flight.
Pete passes out mid-flight and Frank has to take over the controls, desperately sending a Mayday distress call.
Nick (James Dangerfield), an inexperienced air traffic controller at a small airfield, is finishing off a quiet day’s work when Frank’s mayday call comes over the radio. Fortunately, Roger (Jim Carey), a seasoned flying instructor and ex-RAF pilot, turns up at just the right moment and takes over the dubious task of talking Frank down from the sky.
MAYDAY centres around the radio conversation between Frank and Roger as it veers from nail-biting tension to laugh-out-loud funny and back again.
Written by Nicola Quilter & Dan Fernbach
Director – Dan Fernbach
Produced by Nicola Quilter
Cinamatographer – Xavier Amoros
Gaffer/Sparks – Robin Patterson & Simon Battersby
1st AC – Anthoney Seabrook
2nd AC – Will Churchill
3rd AC – Shaun Shefi
Production Manager – Joe Curtis
Casting Agent – Irene Cotton
1st Assistant Director – Nat Valente
Composer – Sophie Cotton
Location Sound – Filipe Piñeiro & Xoán Manoel Márquez Caned
Production Designer – Emily Harwood
Make-Up – Rosie Ashburn
Storyboard – Jame sDangerfield
Make-Up Assistant – Sophie Coppela
Production Assistants – Stephen Hope & Alice Earl
David Calder – Frank
David Sibley – Pete
Jim Carey – Roger
James Dangerfield – Nick