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.
- Type of film
- David Baker
- David Baker.
- Exec prods
- Alan Martin, Angad Paul, Rupert Preston.
- Christopher Figg, Alasdair Waddell.
- David Baker.
- Martin Parry.
- Prod des
- Allan Payne.
- Fiona Macdonald.
- Main cast
- Baker, Alan McCafferty, Martin McGreechin, Cora Bissett, Chloe Annett, Gary Cross.
- Metrodome Distribution, private sources.