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Writer-director Justin Edgar's (We Are The Freaks) latest film is a gritty thriller based on themes of guilt and redemption, and follows the story of Marley (Frederick Schmidt), a gangster struggling with his conscience following a terrible event occurring early in the story. Set in Edgar's home-town of Birmingham, it's a broody but efficient film with several strong performances, particularly from Schmidt as our troubled and conflicted protagonist.
Opening scenes introduce Marley visiting a hospital morgue to identify the body of his recently deceased mother, as flashbacks show us how her ad [Continued ...] »
Scotland looks set to get its first purpose-built film and television studio after Scottish government ministers finally approved, in principle, long-gestating plans for a 90.5-acre site on the edge of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. The decision could see the key parts of the new facility up and running by the end of 2018.
The approval to proceed with plans for Psl Land Ltd.’s Pentland Studios project, which has a budget of £250 million ($311 million), came late Monday after Scottish ministers rejected a previous government report which had suggested the project be denied permission. The minister said they were “minded to grant planning permission in principle for a mixed-use development comprising: film and television studio including backlot complex; hotel; film school and student accommodation; studio tour building” and other key structures.
Psl said in a statement following the decision that it would immediately move forward with its plans and hoped to be »
- Robert Mitchell
2 items from 2017
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