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Synopsis

There's a sickness on the high streets of 21st-century Britain. At first glance it's barely noticeable, but spend an afternoon in the malls and boozers of our towns and the simmering cocktail of depression, anger and resentment is clearly palpable. No one quite knows why it is that these places tend to implode on themselves but let's face it, sometimes there is no time for a lesson in psychology when the local hard case is breathing down your neck. And for 23-year-old Mick, the daily grind of his New Town existence is fast becoming a mental battlefield in which he fights his demons. Stricken by neurosis and panic attacks he resorts to the doctor for a solution. Ten minutes later, he is walking out of the surgery with a prescription for Prozac and the grim awareness that this time he really may be destined to nothing more than a nine to five and the usual Saturday morning hangover. But all that changes after a night out with the lads and a one-night stand with a girl who comes with more baggage than Heathrow Airport: she's dating the local nutter, Si Naylor. Now the fun really begins.

New Town Original is the stunning new film from three Essex boys who've succeeded in capturing the unglamorous world of young people who can still see the stars among the gaps in the tower blocks.

Featuring some of the most exciting up-and-coming acting talent and with an infectious soundtrack, New Town Original is a brooding picture which throws the spotlight on young lives lived out in the urban sprawl of Britain.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
97 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Jason Ford 1st Feature
Producer
Terry Bird, Jamie Palmer
Editor
Emile Guertin
Screenwriter
Jason Ford
Director of Photography
Fiachra Judge
Music
Eudemonic
Principal Cast
Elliott Jordan, Katharine Peachey, Nathan Thomas, Richard Gooch, Kal Aise, Paul McNeilly

Genre

Production Company

New Town Films Limited
6 The Grove
Bicknacre
Chelmsford
Essex CM3 4XB
UK

T+44 (0)7767 458 022

anything@newtownfilms.co.uk
http://www.newtownfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

Vine International Pictures Limited
VIP House, Greenacres
New Road Hill
Downe, Orpington,
Kent BR6 7JA
UK

T +44 (0)16 8985 4123
F+44 (0)16 8985 0990

marie@vine-international.co.uk
http://www.vine-international.co.uk