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'Dark comedy' Gatecrasher is backed by Bradford City of Film
7:00am Friday 26th October 2012 in News
A film shot in Bradford on a budget of just £60 was premiered in the city last night.
Described as a dark comedy, Gatecrasher is about a young gay actor fresh out of drama school who struggles to find the right roles.
When he persuades an older established playwright to write his dream script, ambition slowly turns to obsession.
The film, starring former Emmerdale actor Ryan Prescott, is made by Yorkshire-based media company, HCR Films Ltd.
The brainchild of writer Adam Hughes, producer Frank Ryan and director Paul Cockroft, who met working on a production at Bradford Playhouse, it is attracting interest from distribution companies in London and Los Angeles.
“With a budget of just £60 and a willing cast and crew who believed in the project, this short film has been created to the highest quality, with a view to producing a full-length feature film along the same plot-structure,” said Mr Cockroft.
“We’re proud to work with not only Bradford Council and Chamber of Commerce, but also City of Film and local businesses who have provided us with locations, on-site catering and advice.”
Producer Frank Ryan added: “The support of our local community and businesses has been invaluable.
“Thanks to them we’ve been able to create a really high impact film on a significantly low budget.”
Last night’s premiere, at the Midland Hotel, was attended by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Dale Smith.