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28 August 2008 (UK) See more »
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Teenage girl's rite of passage in the glamour/fashion world. | Add synopsis »
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A cliché filled showcase of poor acting See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mark Bazeley ... Jamie Turner
Eleanor Bird ... Shona Turner

Karen Gillan ... Ginny Turner
Rebecca Reid ... Tallulah Turner

Jack McElhone ... Alex Mackenzie

Susan Vidler ... Sarah Jane Mackenzie
Emma Wilson ... Alicia

Joe Cassidy ... Police Detective
Jon Eriksen ... Jeff
Kimberly Gallacher ... Mica
Zeynah Lyyaz ... Bibi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamie Lee McPherson ... Model

Jacqui Holland ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Jennifer Perrott 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bryony Ive  creator
Bryony Ive 

Produced by
James Estill .... executive producer
Phillipa Farnese .... line producer (as Philippa Farnese)
Leslie Finlay .... executive producer
Amanda Millen .... executive producer
Carolynne Sinclair Kidd .... development producer
David Smith .... producer
Rebecca Thompson .... executive producer
Robert Wulff-Cochrane .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Iain Cook 
 
Cinematography by
Charlotte Bruus Christensen 
 
Film Editing by
Jake Roberts 
 
Casting by
Des Hamilton 
 
Production Design by
Mark Leese 
 
Art Direction by
Caroline Grebbell 
 
Costume Design by
Alison Mitchell  (as Ali Mitchell)
 
Makeup Department
Rebecca Auld .... hair assistant
Rebecca Auld .... makeup assistant
Fiona Harvey .... hair designer
Fiona Harvey .... makeup designer
Nicole Stafford .... hair assistant
Nicole Stafford .... makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Victoria Allison .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Graham Drover .... third assistant director
Alison Kay .... third assistant director
Ray Kenny .... first assistant director
Kate Maginnis .... third assistant director
Majella McNeany .... second assistant director (as Majella McNeaney)
Dave Tarvit .... first assistant director
Kath Wishart .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Stephen Bryce .... stand-by art director
Emma Henderson .... stand-by props
Martin Kelly .... graphic designer
Lee Porter .... props buyer
 
Sound Department
Tristan Aneca .... boom operator (as Tristan Anika)
John Cobban .... dubbing
Becky Thomson .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rami Bartholdy .... focus puller
Lol Crawley .... additional photography
Neil Davidson .... still photographer
David Eadle .... assistant camera
Alan Fraser .... sparks
Jessica Greene .... sparks
John Hutton .... sparks
David Mitchell .... sparks
Jimmy Mitchell .... lighting gaffer
Davey Morgan .... additional gaffer (as Dave Morgan)
Mark Purvis .... focus puller
Mark Seager .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Kay Gannon .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harriet Edmonds .... costume stand-by
Hill Kennedy .... costume trainee
Sally-Gay McCann .... costume stand-by (as Sally Gay McCann)
Lex Wood .... costume trainee (as Alexa Wood)
 
Editorial Department
Jason Hillier .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Brodie .... location manager
David Tennent .... location assistant
Alison Young .... location assistant
 
Other crew
Iain Andrew .... script supervisor
Ciara Barry .... production coordinator
Rosie Crerar .... producer's assistant
Margaret Graham .... script supervisor
Alasdair Kearney .... production runner
Kirsty Kyle .... production accountant
Euan McGrath .... titles
Larissa Moran .... production runner
Jayasri Naik .... script editor: trainee
Angela Sinden .... script editor
Robbie Walker .... production runner
Karen Wood .... script supervisor
 

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This was a television pilot but when a series did not eventuate it enabled Karen Gillan (Ginny) to be eventually cast as Amy Pond in Doctor Who.See more »

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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A cliché filled showcase of poor acting, 27 August 2008
Author: stevey_raff from Ireland

Several thoughts come to mind fairly early on while watching this show on a first time viewing. Unfortunately, all bad things. I'm not sure what hit me first, the cringe-worthy, terrible acting, or the awful script.

In its defense, a lot of actors/actresses in this are quite young, and everyone has to start somewhere. However, i almost find that statement too kind as i wonder if some of them will ever develop an ability to act as it's already starting at such a poor non-existent standard.

In saying this, i can't say much positive or hopeful comments about the older, presumably more experienced cast such as the father/magazine owner character. This guy needs to think of ulterior methods of employment, away from anything remotely related to acting.

And now on to other issues. The directing and writing of this show was a tacky cesspit of clichés and uncreative stereotypical techniques and elements. Some of these made it hard to watch to a toe-curling extent. A good example of what i am referring to is the likes of the typical rebellious angst-ridden teenager portrayed through the character of the youngest daughter. Every time a scene cut to her character, she displayed a face which quite obviously directly reflected a director telling her "show some attitude, GRRR be angry!" and some techno style music would play, as if to reflect the music of a young angry person with an attitude. How disgustingly obvious!

There are also a barrage of other stereotypical issues touched upon that are obviously blatant and miserable ways to make the whole thing seem 'topical'. A lame attempt to raise modern day issues in a way that has already been completely done to death. If you're looking for examples; the father owns a top shelf 'lads mag' that raises the usual sexist issues, his daughter becomes influenced by it so as to give him a 'taste of his own medicine', underage girls becoming exposed and influenced by sexual behavior and the usual moral dilemma's that ensue, oh and not to mention... how do these lad mags change impressionable teenagers idea of a beautiful body and what lengths will they go to in order to copy the catwalk image?! YAWN. Just watch an episode of Trisha or Jeremy Kyle if you are really still oblivious to these media saturated issues.

It all gave the entire duration of the show a student film, unprofessional vibe that resembled a class assignment handed in by someone studying a media course in college. If i was the teacher of such a course i would have rated it quite averagely even at that standard.

On a side note, i did research this enough to discover the director is none other than one 'Jennifer Perrott', also responsible for directing such TV gems as 'Doctors' and 'Hollyoaks'. Not surprising as these are two of the worst shows to ever grace the silver screen - and 'Stacked' came across as just another episode!

P.S Sorry for any 'Spoilers', trust me, it ain't spoiled much more than it already is to begin with. The only regret i have in this review is the time i wasted on 'Stacked' by writing it.

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