David Schaal - News Poster

News

First poster and trailer for post-apocalyptic comedy The Fitzroy

A trailer and poster has arrived online for writer-director Andrew Harmer’s feature debut The Fitzroy. The post-apocalyptic comedy stars Cerith Flinn, Jan Anderson, Ken Collard, David Schaal, David Gant, Stuart McGugan, John Wark, James Hamer-Morton, Sarah Griffin, Norma Cohen, Ant Payne, and Anne-Sophie Marie; check them out below…

Set in a post-apocalyptic 1950’s, The Fitzroy hotel, a derelict submarine beached just off Margate, is the last place for a traditional summer holiday. Bernard, the hotel’s bellboy, cook, maintenance man and general dogsbody faces a constant battle to keep the decaying hotel airtight and afloat.

But when he falls in love with the scheming femme-fatale Sonya, he is thrown into a web of lies, backstabbing and chaos. As his world implodes, Bernard must choose between the woman he thinks he loves and the hotel submarine keeping them all alive.

The Fitzroy is set for release on July 1st in the UK.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

TVLine Items: Zendaya on black-ish, Becky's Empire Romance and More

TVLine Items: Zendaya on black-ish, Becky's Empire Romance and More
This fall, Zendaya will take a break from her spy training to pay the Johnsons a visit.

The K.C. Undercover actress will guest-star on black-ish Season 2, playing Resheida, a friend of Zoey’s (Yara Shahidi), People.com reports. Resheida doesn’t have a father, causing her to turn to Anthony Anderson’s Dre — and his belief that all fathers should be respected and heralded.

RelatedFall TV 2015: Your Handy Calendar of 120+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

As TVLine exclusively reported last week, fashion icon Tyra Banks will also guest-star on the ABC comedy’s second season.

black-ish returns Wednesday, Sept.
See full article at TVLine.com »

Alan Clarke and Alkaseltzer - A Conversation with Down Terrace's Ben Wheatley

Winning accolades and fans across the festival circuit for the past year, and comparisons to material as far and wide as Ken Loach and The Sopranos (although in all fairness it is neither of those things, more like deader-than-deadpan Coen Brothers absurdity) Down Terrace has been playing in limited release for a month, and is opening in Canada commercially at the Carlton Theatre in Toronto (before expanding out to Vancouver) November 12th.  I have been shamelessly been sitting on a lengthy chat with writer/director Ben Wheatley while the film played at the Fantasia Film Festival back in July.  He left his copy of Sight & Sound behind as he took off to the airport after our conversation, which I scored (snack-cake!) but don't tell him.  A prolific advertisement and TV director, he is as film literate and verbose has one would expect from a genre-mashing drama/comedy/gangster picture with literate and verbose characters.
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

Hey Toronto! Ben Wheatley's Award Winning Down Terrace Opens November 12th!

[Here begins a trio of Toronto-centric posts and, yes, I apologize to those of you who don't live here.]

Fans of bleaker than bleak comedy in Canada, give a nice round of applause to Evokative Films because they're about to give Ben Wheatley's award winning black comedy Down Terrace a theatrical release on these shores. Here's the official word:

Montreal, Thursday October 21st, 2010 - After screenings at the Fantasia and Vancouver International Film Festivals, Down Terrace will be opening at the Carlton Theatre in Toronto on November 12th. This is the first English-speaking film release for Evokative Films, having concentrated its releases on International, subtitled films over the last two years.

Father and son Bill and Karl have just been released from jail, but all is not well at Down Terrace. Patriarchs of a small crime family, their business is plagued with infighting: Karl has had more than he can take of his old man's philosophizing and preaching; Bill thinks Karl's dedication to the family is seriously compromised
See full article at Screen Anarchy »

Down Terrace | Review

Director: Ben Wheatley Writers: Robin Hill, Ben Wheatley Starring: Bob Hill, Robin Hill, Julia Deakin, Sara Dee, Mark Kempner, Kali Peacock, Kerry Peacock, David Schaal, Michael Smiley, Gareth Tunley, Tony Way Karl’s (Robin Hill) mother, Maggie (Julia Deakin), and father, Bill (Robert Hill), run a crime syndicate in Brighton, England. (Apparently, Bill is a middleman of sorts between the big wigs in London and the small time crooks in Brighton.) This not-so-average middle-class family has issues on a normal day -- Karl has severe anger management issues and throws tantrums that would make a 2-year old blush, Bill is overtly patronizing and condescending, and Maggie is the queen of passive-aggressiveness -- so when the additional stresses of a possible snitch and an unplanned baby are added to the mix, their already fiery personalities begin to combust. Down Terrace commences as Karl and Bill return home after a frustrating court case involving Karl.
See full article at SmellsLikeScreenSpirit »

Exclusive: Down Terrace Clip!

Real life father and son Robert and Robin Hill headline Ben Wheatley's searing crime dramedy Down Terrace, which makes its way into select cinemas this Friday, October 15th. The story follows the heads of a crime family struggling to keep their business together as infighting and a police informant threaten to unravel everything around them. We have your first look at Down Terrace with an emotionally charged clip that features Robert and Robin Hill arguing over an impending marriage. To get a taste of this "caustically funny" and "fantastic" dramatic comedy, click on the clip below:

Down Terrace: We're Getting Married

Fresh from watching his son Karl being acquitted in court, family head Bill returns to his terraced home in Brighton with dangerous questions swimming around his head. Questions which will lead to violence, recrimination and murder. Who grassed him up to the police? How will top brass
See full article at MovieWeb »

Exclusive Clip From Down Terrace

ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at a clip from dark comedy Down Terrace , opening in theaters on October 15. Directed by Ben Wheatley, the film stars Bob Hill, Robin Hill, Julia Deakin, Sara Dee, Mark Kempner, Kali Peacock, Kerry Peacock, David Schaal, Michael Smiley, Gareth Tunley and Tony Way. In Down Terrace , father and son Bill and Karl (real life father and son Bob and Robin Hill) have just been released from jail free and clear, but all is not well at Down Terrace. Patriarchs of a small crime family, their business is plagued with infighting. Karl has had more than he can take of his old man's philosophizing and preaching, and Bill thinks Karl's dedication to the family is seriously compromised when he takes up with an estranged girlfriend who claims to be...
See full article at Comingsoon.net »

Trailer: Down Terrace

This is the trailer for Down Terrace, directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Robin Hill, Robert Hill, Julia Deakin, David Schaal, Kerry Peacock, Tony Way, Mark Kempner, Michael Smiley and Gareth Tunley. Taking the best elements of The Sopranos and giving them a very British twist, Down Terrace focuses on the kind of issues faced by all families. Can Uncle Eric dispose of a body without making a mess of it again? And what should mum Maggie (Spaced’s Julia Deakin) make for tea? When Bill suspects there’s a mole in his criminal operation, he decides it’s time to clean house and recrimination, betrayal, murder and a spot of redecorating are quick to follow. But as Bill and his family soon discover, you’re only as good as the people you know…
See full article at Pure Movies »

See also

Credited With | External Sites