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The Mad Axeman

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Synopsis

Taking place over 10 days in the lead up to Christmas, 1966 and based on a true story. Infamous gangsters the Kray twins sprung Frank Mitchell (aka 'The Mad Axeman') from Dartmoor prison. Frank went into hiding in East London in a flat on the Barking Road with just a hostess and minder for company, whilst a national manhunt ensued for him and his capture.
As Christmas fast approaches, the characters locked in the flat become desperate, fearful and suspicious. At the behest of the Krays, Frank writes to the Home Secretary, and his case is debated in the Houses of Parliament. If he receives a parole date, he will agree to hand himself back in. This offer is declined and Frank becames a liability.
Frank falls in love with the hostess 'Lisa', and the dysfunctional family enjoy a final Christmas Eve dinner. On Christmas day, Frank thinks he is leaving the flat to go to the countryside and to be the Kray's right hand man. In fact he is taken outside, put in a van and shot multiple times.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
106 mins
Format
arri alexa
Director
William Kerley 1st Feature
Producer
Rebecca Long
Co-Producer
Stella Nwimo
Executive Producer
Ian Davies
Editor
Kant Pan
Screenwriter
Gill Adams
Director of Photography
Luke Jacobs
Production Designer
Ian Hammond
Sound
Blair Jollands
Music
Blair Jollands
Principal Cast
Diarmaid Murtagh, Morgan Watkins, Elen Rhys

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Production Company

Boudica Green Limited, Fugitive Films
Rebecca Long
7 Bertie Road
Cumnor
Oxford
OX2 9PS
+44 (0)20 3397 4120
rebecca@boudicafilms.co.uk
http://www.boudicafilms.co.uk

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Company

BOUDICA
Rebecca Long
7 Bertie Road
Cumnor
Oxford
OX2 9PS
+44 (0)20 3397 4120
rebecca@boudicafilms.co.uk
http://www.boudicafilms.co.uk