8 items from 2012
*full disclosure: a DVD screener of this film was provided by producer Paul Tanter. **there are minor spoilers here. Director: Simon Phillips. Writers: James Crow and Simon Phillips. Cast: Nick Nevern, Kellie Shirley, Jenna Harrison, Con O'Neill, Peter Barrett, Roland Manookian, Lorraine Stanley, Mark Harris, Charlie Bond, Steven Berkoff, and Merveille Lukeba. Tagline: "Hooligan first, cop second." GBH is the latest film to come out of the United Kingdom from actor and director Simon Phillips and distributor Revolver Entertainment. The film is set during the London riots of 2011. In this setting, a love story develops between characters Damien (Nick Nevern) and Louise (Kelly Shirley). Violent events split them apart. The film offers an anti-violent message, but that message might be lost amongst all of the chaos occurring onscreen. Overall, GBH is an entertaining film with only a couple film elements hampering the film's full potential. If you did not know. »
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Award winning independent film company Revolver Entertainment releases the gritty crime thriller GBH on DVD from 1st October 2012. The film is a powerful, no-holds-barred British tale of criminality, morality, justice and vengeance set amidst the stark and violent backdrop of the 2011 London riots and we’ve got two copies of this great film to give away.
Producer and directed bySimon Phillips (The Rise And Fall Of A White Collar Hooligan), GBH takes as its core premise the age-old battle between good and evil, and sets the modern, urban story on the harsh streets of West London, as the capital is battered and burned during the infamous London riots. Boasting a talented veteran and newcomer British cast, including Nick Nevern (The Sweeney) Kellie Shirley (Eastenders) Jenna Harrison (Against The Dark) Roland Manookian (Rocknrolla) Con O’Neil (Frank) Steven Berkoff (A Clockwork Orange) and Peter Barrett (Jack Falls), the story centres around »
- Dan Bullock
The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan, 2012.
Directed by Paul Tanter.
A casual football hooligan is sucked into the murky world of credit card fraud and soon becomes seduced by the money and women that come with this dangerous new lifestyle.
On an international level, for better or for worse, British cinema is probably best known for period pieces like Pride and Prejudice or romantic comedies such as Bridget Jones or anything by Richard Curtis.
Within Britain, however, I have always felt that we have a fascination with gritty, urban drama, especially ones that examine crime, poverty and violence. It’s evident from the soaps we make, such as EastEnders, to the shows we import from Europe (specifically Dutch creations like Wallander) and from the Us (The Wire is »
Here’s the new poster for The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan. The movie stars Nick Nevern (Adulthood, Terry), Simon Phillips (Jack Falls), Roland Manookian (The Football Factory, The Business), Billy Murray (Essex Boys, Rise of the Footsoldier), Rebecca Ferdinando (Bonded By Blood), Charlie Bond (Strippers vs Werewolves), Ricci Harnett (Rise of the Footsoldier) and is directed by Paul Tanter.
Synopsis: Casual football hooligan Mike Jacobs is going nowhere in life when he meets old friend Eddie Hill at a football match that turns nasty off the pitch. Under Eddie’s tutelage he soon finds himself inducted into the world of credit card fraud, where organised gangs withdraw hundreds of thousands of pounds from cash machines every night. As Mike becomes seduced by the money and women that come with his new lifestyle, the dangers increase and he soon finds events spiralling beyond his control.
Based on a true story, »
- David Sztypuljak
This is the Pure Movies review of Piggy, directed by Kieron Hawkes and starring Paul Anderson, Martin Compston, Josh Herdman, Neil Maskell, Louise Dylan, Roland Manookian, Jumayn Hunter and Ebony Gilbert. Written by Michael Holder for @puremovies Bleak realism, tough lives and urban gloom. Piggy, the debut feature from young writer-director Kieron Hawkes, is the kind of film for which critics play a game of chicken over who first uses the words “gritty British drama” (a hollow victory right there for others , if claimed). There’s violence, too, of course. At one point, the film’s title character stamps on a man’s head perhaps as many as 30 times; each and every blow causing such a crushing squelch that it wouldn’t be surprising to see the camera tilt down to a pile of pulverised watermelons. »
- Michael Holder
Fans of Nick Love's The Football Factory and The Business might want to check out the upcoming independent crime drama White Collar Hooligan from filmmaker Paul Tanter (writer of Brit noirs Jack Says and Jack Said and writer-director of Jack Falls), which tells story of a football casual who becomes involved in the world of credit card fraud and has to face up to the dangers that his new career brings.
The film stars Nick Nevern (The Sweeney), Simon Phillips (Kill Keith), Rita Ramnani (Umbrage: The First Vampire), Peter Barrett (How to Stop Being a Loser), Rebecca Ferdinando (X-Men: First Class), Charlie Bond (Strippers vs Werewolves), Roland Manookian (RocknRolla), Ricci Hartnett (Rise of the Footsoldier) and Billy Murray (EastEnders). Take a look at the synopsis and check out the trailer below...
"Casual football hooligan Mike Jacobs is going nowhere in life when he meets old friend Eddie Hill at a football riot. »
Press on Features and Chata Pictures have just released the first trailer for their new movie, White Collar Hooligan (previously titled The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan). It’s written Paul Tanter who has previously worked on the ‘Jack’ series of movies. This time, he also takes on the role as Director to helm the movie based on a true story which the info on YouTube states is ‘made in the vein of The Football Factory and The Business by Nick Love.’
White Collar Hooligan stars Nick Nevern, Simon Phillips, Peter Barrett, Rebecca Ferdinando, Charlie Bond, Roland Manookian with Ricci Harnett and Billy Murray. It’ll be with us later this year so watch this space for more info.
Casual football hooligan Mike Jacobs is going nowhere in life when he meets old friend Eddie Hill at a football match that turns nasty off the pitch. Under »
- David Sztypuljak
Check out the poster and press release below!
Filmed on location and at Wimbledon Studios, Riot focuses on Damien, a lone wolf cop who must chose between his friends and his duty as two worlds collide during the 2011 London riots in this violent, uncompromising crime epic in the tradition of The Long Good Friday and The Sweeney.
The stellar cast is lead by rising star Nick Nevern (White Collar Hooligan, Terry) and also includes Kellie Shirley (Run For Your Wife), Jenna Harrison (The Magnificent Eleven), Roland Manookian (The Football Factory, Rise of the Footsoldier »
- Tom Fordy
8 items from 2012
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