Skwerl (How English Sounds To Non-English Speakers)

Brian Fairbairn in Skwerl (2011)

What Is It?

The 2011 short film Skwerl by Brian Fairbairn And Karl Eccleston.

You can watch this short film on the YouTube channel Brian And Karl in a video called How English Sounds To Non-English Speakers:

How English sounds to non-English speakers

What Is It About?

This is how The IMDb describes this short film:

A couple’s special meal is ruined when underlying tensions surface.

A study of the role of language in communication.

This is the YouTube description of this short film by Brian And Karl:

Read the script for ‘Skwerl’ here:


A short film in fake English.

As seen on QI.

A film by Brian & Karl:

Screenplay: Karl Eccleston and Brian Fairbairn

Directed by: Brian Fairbairn

Starring: Karl Eccleston and Fiona Pepper

Sound and lighting: Thomas Jordan

Brian Fairbairn and Karl Eccleston are a London-based filmmaking duo.

Made for Kino Sydney #47.
June 2011
Film & Animation
Standard YouTube License.

My Thoughts

I saw this video years ago, maybe when I was chatting online with my online contact NF in Germany, after she shared a music video about how English sounds to non-English speakers.

This video was possibly in the related videos section, or I found it when doing my own search on YouTube or something like that.

I like the music that was used in this short film, and for some reason the actress Fiona Pepper looks familiar to me.

I am not sure why she looks familiar to me other than her possibly reminding me of the French actress Mélanie Laurent.

The end,


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