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Midlands Spotlight - Crooked Hand Productions

By midlandsmovies, Feb 13 2015 12:20PM

Local writer/director Paul Gosling leaps from the stage to the movie world for a Leicester Premiere on his new film in February. Midlands Movies finds out more about this exciting jump...

Leicester theatre company Crooked Hand Productions are premiering their first ever film production on the big screen next month as part of De Montfort University's Cultural Exchanges Festival in Leicester.

Their first film is a new comedy-thriller called The Monochrome Spy and stars local actors Rob Leeson, Emma Bamford and Karen Gordon. Leicester independent cinema Phoenix Square will be showing the film on Thursday 26th February at 3.00pm with the screening to be followed by a discussion of cult 60s TV. This conversation will be between the Leicester-based writer and co-director of the film Paul Gosling and Tim Beddows (of Network DVD) and Dick Fiddy (of the BFI).

Set in 1966, the film is an homage to cult British TV shows and the James Bond movies of that era. Making it proved a real challenge for the film-makers given the historical aspects of the film.

"Most people make a short film with a contemporary setting for their first attempt at film-production, but we took a lot of time to try and recreate the 60s wherever possible," said Gosling.

"It was amazing to find all our locations in and around Leicester and we enjoyed support from Athena, Curve and The Little Theatre in the filming process."

Co-director Carolos Dandolo also added, "We have been very lucky to have so many talented local people in our production - from make-up artists, to actors and crew and we're very proud to be presenting the premiere in our home town of Leicester."

Tickets are free for the showing and can be booked here via Ticket Source on this link:


Or call the box office on (0116) 250 6229

For more information about Paul Gosling and Crooked Hand Productions then please see the contact details below:

Email crookedhand@hotmail.co.uk

Official website: www.crookedhandproductions.com

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