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Pasty Face

Synopsis

Writer-director David Baker takes the lead alongside Alan McCafferty in a comedy caper about two down-at-heel actors who flee Glasgow for Hollywood and the promise of fame and fortune only to find their mates working as cleaners and living in a roadie bus. Setting off for Las Vegas in a last ditch attempt to make some money, they become embroiled in a plan to rob a casino, partly because they can pull off a tough hoodlum act. Before too long they are taking method acting one step too far as fact and fiction start to overlap with disastrous and hilarious results.

Baker adopted an unusual approach to get his debut film financed. He shot a short promo reel on digital video in the real locations and with his chosen cast and in September last year took it to sales and production outfit Victor Film Co in London. "We took one look and realised immediately he knew what he was doing," says the company's Alasdair Waddell. "It was fast, fun, witty and had great performances, and David has brought all that to the full-length version."

Victor Film teamed up with Christopher Figg at Noel Gay Motion Picture Co and they worked on the screenplay with Baker. Financing came from Metrodome Pictures and a syndicate of investors led by Angad Paul, who was also involved in Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. By February the film was in production. The completed film is now being shown to US distributors and is due for UK release later this year.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Director
David Baker
Dir
David Baker.
Exec prods
Alan Martin, Angad Paul, Rupert Preston.
Prods
Christopher Figg, Alasdair Waddell.
Scr
David Baker.
DoP
Martin Parry.
Prod des
Allan Payne.
Ed
Fiona Macdonald.
Main cast
Baker, Alan McCafferty, Martin McGreechin, Cora Bissett, Chloe Annett, Gary Cross.
Funding
Metrodome Distribution, private sources.

Genre

Production Company

NOEL GAY MOTION PICTURES
1 Albion Court
Galena Road
London W6 0QT
Email: general@noelgay.co.uk

Sales
Company

Victor Film Co
(44) 20 7494 4477
Territories sold: UK.