"Fascinating, funny and surprising. The storytelling is emotive, and the filmmaking is rich in painstaking detail "
The Moive Waffler
"Marc Isaacs tackles grief, madness, betrayal and England’s ghosts in a mischievous docudrama"
Sight & Sound
"A strangely haunting pastoral comedy shot through with a lively sense of absurdity"
New Statesman

This Blessed Plot



When Lori, a young Chinese filmmaker, arrives in the small English village of Thaxted, she discovers it’s a place where the dead surround the living and the border between the two is easily crossed.

Lori is introduced to the village church and she becomes fascinated with long dead Socialist Vicar, Conrad Noel, who speaks to her from beyond the grave.  And he’s not the only one. Filmmaking and archive breaks down the borders between the past and present in a tale of love, loss and betrayal.

Following on from his last hybrid feature, The Filmmaker’s House (2020), Marc Isaacs again embraces the artistic freedom that working with a micro-budget and a cast of unknown non-professionals provide. This Blessed Plot is his attempt to innovate by remaining outside conventional industrial film production structures.


Yingge Lori Yang, Keith Martin, Susan Mallendine, Margaret Catteril, Paul Betttie, Norman Cullis




Drama, Documentary

Running Time




Directed by

Marc Isaacs

Written by

Adam Ganz

Produced by

Lydia Kivenen & Marc Isaacs


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