That’s a Wrap for Jason Flemyng’s Directorial Debut EAT LOCAL
Here’s something to sink your teeth into:
Ten years in the making, and having adopted as many different guises in the process, principal photography has wrapped on EAT LOCAL, the volatile vampire venture from veteran actor-cum-debut director Jason Flemyng (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, MIRRORS).
Penned by BAFTA-nominated WILD BILL scribe Danny King, EAT LOCAL revolves around an unwitting Essex lad, Sebastian, whose promise of a night of passion with ravishing cougar Vanessa takes a turn for the worse when she decides to introduce him to her friends, a coven of bloodthirsty vampires. As bad luck would have it, they arrive at the party just as a heavily-armed band of Special Forces vampire killers prepare to crash the bloodsucking bash.
After a four-week shoot in Hertfordshire, England, Flemyng commented, “We finished filming Friday … a feature in 20 days. Our producers gave us one extra day, and I think we are in good nick! Every scene we have done is better than I hoped, so we will just have to see if it all goes together, and that as you know is alchemy. Lost six kilos, gained 40 friends… fair exchange!”
Introducing Billy Cooks as Sebastian, the film boasts a pretty immense ensemble cast including one of Hollywood’s latest hot properties, Charlie Cox (Netflix’s “Daredevil”), along with Mackenzie Crook (“Game of Thrones”), Dexter Fletcher (THE COVEN, COCKNEY’S VS ZOMBIES), Freema Agyeman (“Doctor Who”), Eve Myles (“Doctor Who”, “Torchwood”), Ruth Jones (“Gavin & Stacey”), Annette Crosbie (INTO THE WOODS), Vincent Regan (300), and Tony Curran (“24”).
Evolution Pictures’ Rod Smith is producing the film in collaboration with Jonathan Sothcott and Neil Jones of Hereford Films. EAT LOCAL marks Evolution’s biggest production to date with the film currently being sold at Berlin’s European Film Market by GFM Films’ recently formed sales arm GFM Evolution.