Written and directed by new British writer-director Paul Andrew Williams, London To Brighton is the critically acclaimed urban thriller that has proved to be one of the most important films in recent British film history. Violent, uncompromising and utterly enthralling, the film features an excellent cast, razor sharp dialogue and an edge of your seat, heart pounding climax.
It’s 3:07am and two girls burst into a run down toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out and her clothing is ripped. Kelly’s face is bruised and starting to swell. Duncan Allen lies in his bathroom bleeding to death. Duncan’s son, Stuart, has found his father and wants answers. Derek, Kelly’s pimp, needs to find Kelly or it will be him who pays. Kelly and Joanne need to get through the next 24 hours alive…
London To Brighton has picked up a raft of awards and nominations including a BAFTA nomination for the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer for Williams, Most Promising Newcomer, again for Williams, at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, Best Achievement in Production at the British Independent Film Awards (as well as nominations for the Douglas Hickox Award and Raindance Award), the Jury Prize at the Raindance Film Festival, the New Director’s Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Golden Hitchcock at the Dinard British Film Festival.
Paul Andrew Williams is a British film writer and director, born in Portsmouth, England in 1973. He won the New Director’s Award for his film London to Brighton in the 2006 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Paul began his career as an actor but in the last five years he has written and directed a number of successful pop-promos, viral ads and short films. In 2001 Paul wrote and directed the short film Royalty which would later inspire London to Brighton. Royalty premiered at the London Film Festival in 2001, screened on UK television and was shortlisted for the Kodak showcase, consequently screening at BAFTA. In 2003 Paul was the only UK-based director to be picked up by the Fox Searchlight Director’s Lab. His short film, It’s Okay to Drink Whiskey, made through this programme, premiered at 2004’s Sundance Film Festival. His UK TV debut, Naked, was pick of the day in Time Out and was well received by audiences and critics alike.
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