Introducing Detective Cisco...

Sam Stickland sam_mailinglists at
Fri Sep 7 13:32:44 UTC 2007

Take some time out of your busy working day for a film noir classic!

Detective Cisco is hired by Mrs Packet to find her missing husband. On 
the way he meets different routing protocols who help him along on his 
journey until he finally tracks down Mr Packet, and in the process gets 
more than he bargained for!

A film made in 12 days and 12, even longer, nights.

Visit <> to download the .wmv file

This film was written and created in its entirety by 2 Network engineers 
Samuel Stickland and Warren Cogswell. Both of these guys work day-to-day 
with Cisco equipment and have both recently passed their CCIE written 
exams. They were asked to produce a short film to be shown at a company 
presentation with a brief to have technical content, while taking a 
light-hearted approach and so Detective Cisco was conceived. The script 
was written (and furiously re-written) in a just over a day and filming 
began in earnest, while still making time for their day-to-day job. What 
you will find on the website is the final render before the piece was 
shown, which was finished just minutes before it was due to be 
screened.  Sights were aimed a bit higher than the timescale allowed 
for, but it still hopefully made a cohesive story (with a vertiable 
shedload of in-jokes for techies!).

So we proudly give you Redistribution, a labour of love and we hope that 
you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.

Sam & Warren.

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