Produced for the price of a couple of tanks of petrol, BREAKING BRITAIN is the third and final installment in writer/director Adriel Leff’s multi-award winning “Mockumen-Trilogy”, and is an anarchic, hilariously funny odd-couple buddy film following in the vein of classic road movies such as Planes, Trains And Automobiles, Withnail And I, and Dumb And Dumber.
For two years burly, booze-loving ex-boxer Patrick StGeorge Junior (Patrick Koupland) has been lying low in the leafy Essex village of Theydon Bois, ever since he purposefully threw his last fight and escaped with a pile of cash belonging to menacing boxing promoter Teddy Toddsworth (Dominic McHale). But after receiving the shocking news that his father Patrick StGeorge Senior (Jon McKenna) has been murdered at the hands of Toddsworth himself, Patrick is compelled to come out of hiding, returning to his hometown to exact revenge.
However, in order to travel back to London, Patrick must enlist help from the most unlikely of sources – erratic, drug-addled, urban hipster Scott Free (John Glynn), seeking vengeance of his own on bandmate Johnny Windows (Cem Pakiry-Turgut) after being unceremoniously ejected from his wedding. Needless to say, their journey is far from smooth, but once Teddy is confronted, a shocking turn of events means that Patrick and Scott find themselves, along with glamorous hitchhiker Carly Farley (Carly Connor), on the run, travelling across the country to seek refuge at music festival Bruvfest where a climactic showdown awaits them.
A true showcase of British comedic talent, BREAKING BRITAIN invites you to join two unique and opposing leading men, alongside a host of peripheral characters, on a fun and exciting road trip through both cityscapes and countryside, punctuated by striking and occasionally moving pit stops, all set to a thumping soundtrack performed by the cast of musically accomplished actors, as well as erstwhile music producer/DJ Adriel Leff himself.
Produced for less than the cost of a decent Fender, award winning writer/director Adriel Leff’s second feature THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY WINDOWS brings the classic Spinal Tap mock-rockumentary comedy format bang up to date. Adriel's debut feature BLOODY LIP made a big splash on the international festival circuit, receiving its world premiere at the prestigious Friars Club Comedy Film Festival in New York City, picking up the award for Best Ensemble in a Feature Film at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, and being selected as the closing film of the British Urban Film Festival in London.
Aspiring musician Johnny Windows’ (Cem Pakiry-Turgut) dreams of rock’n’roll stardom were ripped apart when music mogul Hilton Constellation (Patrick Koupland) poached lead singer and songwriter Brent Cross (Piers Robinson) from his indie rock trio, depriving the band of their frontman and creative heart. But documentary maker Reni Mint (Sureni Kay) is sure that Johnny will get his act together in the seven days before the big local music festival, the Kentish Kreep, and decides to follow him and drummer Scott Free (John Glynn) on their search for a new image, sound, and hopefully a record deal of their own with Hilton.
However with Scott's insistence on emulating the latest trends of grime, dance music and dubstep, while Johnny suspects that following in his father Jackie's (Joey Montana) classic blues rock footsteps is the way forward, can the unlikely pair find any middle ground at all?
A timely story of sex and drugs (and maybe some rock’n’roll if there's time), The Ballad Of Johnny Windows taps into the rich vein of humour ripe for mining in both the contemporary dance music scene and the traditional rock world, all set to a diverse soundtrack of funny, striking, and occaisonally moving, songs composed and performed entirely by the cast of musically talented actors, as well as erstwhile music producer/DJ Adriel Leff himself.
Produced on a budget that makes shoestrings seem expensive, Spinal Tap meets Rocky in cutting edge comedy mockumentary BLOODY LIP, writer Adriel Leff's directorial debut, starring new talent Patrick Koupland in his first lead role, alongside Jon McKenna (The Krays, Buster) and Bekka Bowling (Funny Women 2011 finalist and co-star of Sue Perkin’s new BBC sitcom Heading Out).
Working class inner-city middling professional heavyweight boxer Patrick StGeorge Junior (Koupland) has just seven days to prepare for the fight of his life against childhood rival Liam O'Saink (Dominic Koupland) - a bout which, if triumphant, will result in Junior achieving his life's goal; bettering the win/loss record laid down by his domineering father Patrick StGeorge Senior (Mckenna) during his own short-lived boxing career.
But with a fractious on-again-off-again relationship with his middle class girlfriend Bekka Green (Bowling) and a whole heap of pressure from Liam's menacing promoter Teddy Toddsworth (Dominic Mchale) thrown into the mix, what kind of a mental and physical state will Patrick Junior be in come fight night?
Win or lose, one thing's for sure; by the end of the week, Patrick StGeorge's life will never be the same again...
Set to a thumping soundtrack composed by local artists, bands and erstwhile DJ/music producer Adriel Leff himself, BLOODY LIP is aimed broadly at Generations Y and Z, adventurously merging the ever-popular documentary format with familiar contemporary genres such as cinéma vérité, television sit-com, music video and improvised viral comedy.