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The Voorman Problem: Three days filming and up for an Oscar

26 February 2014 Last updated at 09:00 GMT

It was shot over three days in Manchester and its stars acted for nothing but now the British film the Voorman Problem could win an Oscar.

It was made by Baldwin Li and Mark Gill who got in touch with Kevin Spacey to see if he could lend them a hand.

He could not help but he had some friends who could - as entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson has been finding out.