Frustrated filmmaker, Barry Lick, and a crew of film school wannabees, attempt to make a documentary about a local businessman who he believes is involved in property rackets, prostitution, pornography and drugs.
Film school tutor, Barry Lick, has been suspended on full pay accused of 'gross professional misconduct'. But he's got a spring in his step because it means he's just been handed the chance to try and make a sensationalist crime documentary which might just save his career. Even better he can do it all on the cheap; he's still being payed and there's ex-students out there who are willing to work for nothing more than empty promises. Barry's quest is going nowhere - that is until security consultant, Tommy Morghen, appears on the scene. And it's not long before Barry's plunged into a world of sub-prime mortgages, blackmail, corruption, knife crime, extreme German S&M pornography, castration, corpse disposal, gang-rape and, ultimately, murder. But what's Tommy's interest in all this? Is it that he just wants fame and notoriety, or does he have another agenda? Barry puts questions like these to the back of his mind. All he knows is that, in the age of reality TV, sensationalism sells - ... Written by
Pleased Sheep Productions (press release)
I saw this film in Manchester at the Deansgate cinema and I enjoyed following the fortunes of the characters in this lively portrayal of the North West's criminal underground.
The film's characters were the best part of the film for me. Each character gave the film an edge which made the film addictive. From the ruthless gangsters to the lads stuck with a overdosed addict on their hands the films moves you from black comedy to quiet interest in how the criminals ordered and profited from their world.
The true test of a good film is whether you could watch it twice and still be entertained and I think this film falls into this category well.
An excellent film, well worth seeing.
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