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Dead Cert -- Freddie Frankham is working his way into the East End London big league with the opening of his nightclub;but soon realizes he's made a grave mistake by building it on the sacred land of Dante Livienko;otherwise known as the legendary vampire The Wolf.
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Writers:
Ben Shillito (written by)
Steven Lawson (story) ...
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You Think You Know Vampires? Think Again. See more »
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A gang of tough London gangsters get more than they bargained for when a group of businessmen make an offer to buy their club... See more » | Add synopsis »
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British thoroughbred B-flick See more (17 total) »

Cast

 

Janet Montgomery ... Giselle

Danny Dyer ... Roger Kipling

Jason Flemyng ... Chelsea Steve

Steven Berkoff ... Kenneth Mason

Dexter Fletcher ... Eddie Christian

Dave Legeno ... Yuvesky

Craig Fairbrass ... Freddy 'Dead Cert' Frankham

Andrew Tiernan ... Chekha

Lisa McAllister ... Jen Christian

Billy Murray ... Dante Livenko

Chloe Farnworth ... Key Key

Roland Manookian ... Chinnery

Lucinda Rhodes ... Katy (as Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty)

Coralie Rose ... Charley
Perry Benson ... Magoo
Ciaran Griffiths ... Skender

Victoria Broom ... Martha

Ian Virgo ... Terry Richards

Joe Egan ... Griffiths

Elly Fairman ... Ellie
Lorraine Stanley ... Chelle

Ricky Grover ... Herbie

Danny Midwinter ... Dennis Christian

Jennifer Matter ... Tatiana
Hugo Myatt ... Vicar

Victoria Souter ... Vampire Girl

Gino Picciano ... Dinner Guest

Eleanor James ... Brooke

Samuel Victor ... Vampire Food
Peter McNamara ... The Chemist

Curtis Rivers ... Carter
Darren Luckin ... Vampire

Ewan Ross ... Jimmy Richards
Amii Grove ... Amii
Lisa Nash ... Drunk Girl

Jayme Swiftt ... Clubber
Loretta Basey ... Stefania
Thomas Williamson ... SUPPORTING ARTIST
Nick Onsloe ... Jonny
Terry Shipton ... Night club guest
Patrick Moorhouse ... Vampire

Mo Idriss ... Nightclub Guest
Chloe de Burgh ... Vampire
Christian Carroll ... Clubber
Can Somer ... Nightclub Guest
Big Ash ... Giant Vampire
Caroline Elman ... Vampire dancer
Pete Morgan ... Baxter
Shawn Dixon ... Nightclub Guest (as Shaun Dixon)
Stuart Furlong ... DJ Bruce
Corrine Mitchell ... Dancer
Muhith Hakim ... Supporting Artist
Ellie Stewart ... Ellie
Allen Lawson ... Crematorium Manager
Emily Hearn ... Sally Mason
Frankie Dolan ... Vampire girl
Deborah Simpkins ... Debbie Mason
Mark Barrows ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Stephen T Box ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Annette Georgiou ... Night Club Guest (uncredited)
Craig Ginn ... Fighter's Friend (uncredited)
Riaz Hamm-Gordon ... Nightclub Guest / Vampire (uncredited)

Robby Haynes ... Club Security / Vampire (uncredited)
Jonathan Hearn ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
James Helder ... Gangster (uncredited)
Mike Hirst ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)

Keiron Hollett ... Pit Fight Patron (uncredited)

Melissa Hollett ... Nightclub Guest / Pit Fight Patron (uncredited)

Philip Howard ... VIP Nightclub Guest / Cage Fight Fan (uncredited)
Oleg Kalninsh ... Night Club Guest (uncredited)

Steven Kwon ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Maurice Lee ... Carter (uncredited)
Lee Levett ... Nightclub Guest / Vampire Victim (uncredited)
Simone Liebman ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Mike Linnane ... Gangster / Fighter (uncredited)
Johnny Lynch ... The Bookmaker (uncredited)
Matthew David McCarthy ... Fight Spectator / Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Mark Miller ... Pit Fight Patron (uncredited)
Dave Morgan ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)

Edd Muruako ... NightClub Guest (uncredited)

Lee Neville ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)

David Norfolk ... Night Club Guest (uncredited)
Colin Osborne Jr. ... Strip Club Guest (uncredited)
Theresa Pope ... Mourner / Nightclub Guest / Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Raman Rai ... Pit Fight Patron (uncredited)
Otis Samuels ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)

Dennis Santucci ... Pit Fight Patron (uncredited)
Atul Sharma ... Businessman in Club (uncredited)
Mick Slaney ... Man in Club (uncredited)
Harvey Staples ... Night Club Guest (uncredited)

Gary Swan ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
David Bruce Taylor ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Elisha Willett ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Lawson 
 
Writing credits
Ben Shillito (written by)

Steven Lawson (story) and
Nick Onsloe (story) and
Jonathan Sothcott (story)

Garry Charles (based on an idea by)

Produced by
Garry Charles .... associate producer
Dexter Fletcher .... executive producer
Stuart Furlong .... executive producer
Ricky Grover .... executive producer
Will Horn .... executive producer
Martin Kemp .... executive producer
Allen Lawson .... executive producer
Steven Lawson .... producer
Billy Murray .... producer
Ben Shillito .... co-producer
Jonathan Sothcott .... producer
Andrew Tiernan .... associate producer
Gerry Toomey .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Tim Atack 
 
Cinematography by
James Friend 
 
Film Editing by
Jason de Vyea 
Wade F. Jackson  (as Wade Jackson)
 
Casting by
Jonathan Sothcott 
 
Production Design by
Matthew Button 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Arnold 
Daniela Faggio (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Cathy Featherstone 
 
Costume Design by
Suzy Peters 
 
Makeup Department
My Alehammar .... makeup artist
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Chris Lyons .... teeth supplier
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
Rani Sikka .... assistant makeup artist
Natalie Wickens .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fraser Fennell-Ball .... second assistant director
Dan Mumford .... first assistant director
Josh Muzaffer .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Alex Abelman .... carpenter
Hannah Boyton .... scenic artist
Belinda Cusmano .... set decorator: location
Robert J. Dugdale .... painter
Cathy Featherstone .... production buyer
Luke Gledsdale .... assistant art director
Tamzen Grove .... petty cash buyer
Neil Jenkins .... standby art director
Melanie Light .... assistant painter
Matthew Loveday .... carpenter
Richard Mason .... carpenter
George Mizen .... art department coordinator
Francesca Pefchier .... painter
Francesca Pefchier .... scenic painter
Marius Pogaceanu .... property master
Ben Rai-Green .... construction coordinator
Liam Ramsden .... art department assistant
Liam Ramsden .... art department runner
Mark Stevensen .... assistant property master
Mark Stevenson-Ellis .... art department assistant
Alexandra Toomey .... graphic designer
Richard Winstanley .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Nigel Albermaniche .... sound mixer
Nigel Albermaniche .... supervising sound editor (as Nige Albermaniche)
Pietro Dalmasso .... foley mixer
Ashram Maharaj .... boom operator
Andrew Quinney .... first assistant sound
Wayne Reay .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Neill Gorton .... special effects
Peter Hawkins .... prosthetics and gore effects supervisor
Chris Lyons .... fangs effects
Alan Marques .... digital fx supervisor
Scott McIntyre .... special effects supervisor
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens efx
Karen Spencer .... special effects
Stuart Szymanski .... prosthetic sculptor
Peter Tindall .... special effects crew
 
Stunts
Dani Biernat .... stunt coordinator
Nicholas Daines .... stunt double: Dexter Fletcher
Ben Dimmock .... stunt performer
Levan Doran .... stunt performer
Maurice Lee .... stunt performer
Lee Levett .... stunt performer
Tom Lucy .... stunt performer
Curtis Rivers .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Barklem .... lighting technician
Craig Bishop .... camera operator
Craig Bishop .... jimmy jib operator
Craig Bishop .... steadicam
Al Brown .... lighting technician
Aldo Camilleri .... rigging gaffer
Dominique Cheung .... camera trainee
Kriss Dallimore .... clapper loader
Rob Farr .... lighting technician
James Foreman .... lighting technician
Jason Iqbal .... b focus puller
Callum Just .... digital imaging technician
Sebastian Lamb .... lighting technician
Kate Malone .... still photographer
Genki McClure .... lighting technician
Tim Murphy .... lighting technician
Peter Myslowski .... key grip
Roland C. Phillips .... daily second assistant camera
Job Reineke .... focus puller
Sol Saihati .... gaffer
Tom Walden .... grip
 
Casting Department
Johnny Lynch .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francesca Ackerson .... costume assistant
Alice Woodward .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
David Beazley .... post-production coordinator
Jason de Vyea .... supervising editor
Carlos García Arranz .... colorist
 
Other crew
Ayla Akdemir .... unit manager
Josh Armstrong .... producer: electronic press kit
Sophie Baggaley .... runner
Chris Barton .... electronic press kit
Tristan Battersby .... floor runner
Dean Crawford .... pre-production assistant
Mark Hall .... finance director
Daryl Hopkins .... electronic press kit: editor
Philip Lobban .... location scout: daily
Emma Maclennan .... production coordinator
Angharad Parry .... script supervisor
Alan Smith .... assistant location manager
Nicholas Wade .... location manager
 
Thanks
Mark Margason .... thanks
 

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Also mostly omitted was the fact that Dexter Fletcher's character was Craig Fairbrass's brother in law.See more »
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Referenced in Strippers vs Werewolves (2012)See more »

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British thoroughbred B-flick, 10 May 2014
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

DEAD CERT is nothing more than a British rip-off of the ultra-cool vampire flick FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, with the action shifted to London and a cast of mildly familiar faces from British TV rather than big name stars. The biggest, and unfortunately, crippling, problem that DEAD CERT faces is that it was made with a very low budget, meaning the whole thing looks cheap, and also amateurish in places.

One-time hard-man Craig Fairbrass (DARKLANDS) plays a Cockney chap who's ploughed his life savings into opening a new club, only to have it taken over by Romanian gangsters who also happen to be vampires. Don't you just hate it when that happens? As in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, the first half is a typical gangster film while the second is a vampire-heavy set-piece.

Compare this to FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and you'll be disappointed, because it's nowhere near as good. The calibre of the script just isn't there and the special effects are entirely limited. Still, I went in expecting absolutely nothing, and as a result I found myself enjoying this. There are frequent funny moments, and it's great fun seeing all the familiar faces. The attempted additions to the vampire mythology are a hoot - apparently vampires are afraid of dogs and instead of using crucifixes, you only have to have something you have faith in. None of it makes much sense but it is fun.

Chief vampire duties are handed out to EASTENDERS actor and one-time insurance advert man Billy Murray, who perhaps wisely doesn't bother attempting an accent here. There are brief cameos from the likes of Jason Flemyng and Danny Dyer, along with a larger slice of the action from laughable one-time Hollywood star Steven Berkoff, who really does seem to have fallen on hard times. Watch out for THIS IS ENGLAND's Perry Benson and 300's Andrew Tiernan in supporting roles, and a fairly meaty part from the impossible to dislike Dexter Fletcher. Interesting, most of the main stars seem to have doubled up as producers, alongside Martin Kemp, so there's a lot of enthusiasm here; it's just a shame it's not matched by quality.

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