Clubbed by Carr
Date posted: 04.09.2007
Formosa Films producer, Martin Carr, was supported by the first round of Film London’s Film Passport Programme. The guidance he received through this initiative ensured that his latest project, Clubbed, could be put into production.
Formosa Films launched in April 2005 to produce stand-out timeless British films. Clubbed is the first feature from the company. It shot at 3 Mills Studios and on location in the West Midlands and is set for a release in spring 2008.
The film was written by BAFTA-winning writer Geoff Thompson, who is well known throughout the UK and US for transforming his life from a factory worker and night club doorman to author and screenwriter. Clubbed is inspired by his Sunday Times best-selling autobiography. It is directed by Neil Thompson.
Clubbed is a journey through family, fear and confrontation in the violent world of 80’s club land. Danny a lonely factory worker is intimidated by life, depressed and battered in front of his kids. On the verge of a breakdown he decides to fight back.
His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. Then he becomes involved with a group of doormen who take him in and give him the confidence to stand his ground. As he is pulled further into their world he gets embroiled with the local gangland boss, building to a frightening and brutal climax.
The cast includes Colin Salmon (Tomorrow Never Dies), Shaun Parkes (Notes On A Scandal), Maxine Peake (Shameless), Scot Williams (Cape Wrath), Ronnie Fox (Nil By Mouth) and Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly), with Nikki Sanderson (Coronation Street) making her feature film debut.
Martin Carr has produced several films for the big and small screen. He was accepted into the Film Passport Programme in 2005. This sales initiative is aimed at film producers delivering high quality feature length theatrical films to international markets. This programme has re-opened and the deadline for applications is 14 September 2007.
Find out more about Formosa Films: www.formosafilms.com.
Find out more about the 2007 Film Passport Programme.