Back in 2009, Leigh Emmerson from POV helped out Basingstoke based film cooperative, Pork Chop Pictures, produce their critically acclaimed short film Meat. The film picked up the ‘Audience choice’ and ‘best actor’ awards at the ‘2 Days later’ film festival that year as well as many other accolades.
Writer and producer Mark Brennan felt the idea and chemistry we had created still had massive potential and proceeded to write a series of mini episodes or ‘webisodes’. During the last year the same team have been working at weekends and in their free time to bring these to the screen.
The first episode was shown in Basingstoke at Red Carpet Screening’s September event. As well as going down very well with the audience who are now desperate to see the remaining episodes, the film was also voted by BBC Radio Berkshire’s Bill Buckley as his favourite of the festival. Writer and producer Mark Brennan, said he didn’t even know the film was in the running.
This franchise could be destined for great things as the team have been invited to submit the films to BBC comedy and Channel 4 so watch this space.