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The Cop, the Criminal and the Clown (2004)
aka: C'est pas moi, c'est l'autre.
An inept burglar named Vincent Papineau gets hold of a worthless painting during a routine burglary in Montreal. After reselling it for a song, he learns that there's $50,000 hidden in the frame, and that it in fact belongs to someone called Carlo, a big shot in the Marseille mafia.
Director: Alain Zaloum
Cast: Roy Dupuis, Lucie Laurier, Anémone, Luck Mervil, Michel Muller
Crooked Business (2008)
If you’re gonna do it… Do it straight!
Sharp witted and street smart, small time hustler Elmo and his mate, Stand Up Stevie, are just trying to earn an easy buck. Life is great until Stevie gets in way over his neck selling a dodgy watch to the wrong people.
Director: Chris Nyst
Cast: Teo Gebert, Ferass Dirani
Some Trips Are Worth the Gamble
Headrush is a crime comedy about two disillusioned youths, struggling through a haze of cannabis. When Charlie gets dumped by his girlfriend and looses his job he's desperate to get back in the game. Hearing that the local gangster is looking for drug mules Charlie and T-Bag develop a hair-brained and elaborate scheme to smuggle cococaine out of Amsterdam. A series of comedic coincidences lead the boy's plan to unravel as they sink deeper and deeper into trouble.
A finely smoked blend of action and adventure, comedy and drama, rolled together with the best of cinematic ingredients, providing a truly memorable movie high!
Director: Shimmy Marcus
Cast: Wuzza Conlon, Huey Morgan (Fun Loving Criminals)
Phil The Alien (2004)
Near a backwoods Ontario small town, a young alien,
on vacation, crashes his ship. Disoriented and confused he’s captured by a young boy who, after naming him Phil, introduces him to the stupor of hard liquor before the boy’s hick father throws him out. Roaring drunk and bunking with a friendly talking beaver, Phil eventually wanders into a bar where he becomes trapped by his new addiction. Meanwhile, a secret US black ops organization activates a drunken field agent to find the alien. However, while he searches, Phil’s easily manipulated personality leads him down paths that profoundly affect his new found friends.
Director: Rob Stefaniuk
Cast: Rob Stefaniuk, Nicole de Boer, Graham Greene
Rock My World (2002)
When a rock band at the top of their game loses their leader, their direction suddenly becomes questionable. To compensate, they hire a new sassy female band member. Spending a week in seclusion at a British stately home
they find more inspiration than expected. Meanwhile when the pompous owners of the home are forced to wait hand and foot on the riotous young band, they learn a lot more than they’d ever expected or wanted to.
Director: Sydney J. Furie
Cast: Peter O’Toole, Joan Plowright, Alicia Silverstone, Martin Clunes
Guy X (2005)
There's been a F**K UP!
A soldier is mistakenly posted to a remote military base in The Arctic, waking up in a Army hospital that doesn't 'officially' exist. Meeting the beautiful and intelligent Sergeant Irene Teal he sets about unearthing the secret of this strange top secret military facility and the soldiers that inhabit it.
Director: Saul Metzstein
Cast: Jason Biggs, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Northam
Burke & Hare (2010)
A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.
Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Jessica Hynes (Shaun of the Dead), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Bill Bailey (Chalet Girl), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)
Director: John Landis
Writer: Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft (St.Trinian’s)
St. Trinians 2: The Legend Of Frittons Gold (2009)
The girls of St. Trinians are on the hunt for buried treasure after discovering headmistress Miss Fritton is related to a famous pirate.
Colin Firth (The Kings Speech), Rupert Everett (An Ideal Husband), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Tamsin Egerton (188.8.131.52)
Director: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson
Writer: Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft (St.Trinian’s)
Chalet Girl (2011)
A working-class girl lands a job in a posh ski resort and discovers her natural snowboarding genius while dating the boss’s son.
Ed Westwick (J.Edgar, Gossip Girl), Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything), Bill Nighy (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
Director: Phil Traill
Writer: Tom Williams
Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)
A strait-laced pharmacist's uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.
Sam Rockwell (Moon), Olivia Wilde (Rush), Michelle Monaghan (Source Code), Ray Liotta, Jane Fonda
Director: Geoff Moore, David Posamentier
Writer: Geoff Moore, David Posamentier
Hunky Dory (2011)
From the producer of Billy Elliot comes this funny, coming of age film featuring songs from artists as diverse as David Bowie, Lou Reed, The Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel and Dusty Springfield. In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting), Aneurin Barnard (Trap for Cinderella)
Director: Marc Evans
Writer: Laurence Coriat
Outside Bet (2012)
During the turbulent mid ‘80s, while money, privatisation, unions and dramatic media evolution start to swirl, a life-long group of friends find themselves at the bad end of a redundancy pay-out and invest their savings into a racehorse – hoping that one final race can turn their fortunes around. When his father (Pete Davis) passed away from cancer, young South London print-worker Mark Baxter (Calum McNab) decides to make his old man’s dream a reality: buy a their very own racehorse and take it to Sandown for a run at prize. With the help of dad’s best friend ‘Smudger’ (Bob Hoskins) and their loyal friends and families; he leaves the local pub in Camberwell to go on an adventure with a horse named The Mumper, staking everything they own on an Outside Bet...
Director: Sacha Bennett
Cast: Bob Hoskins (Snow White and the Huntsman, Made in Dagenham), Adam Deacon (Kidulthood), Jenny Agutter (The Avengers), Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners), Philip Davis (Vera Drake, In The Blood)
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the
offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective incomes. A highly original and hilarious comedy.
Director: Lab Ky Mo
Cast: Glen Mulhern, Brendan Mackey, Steven Berkoff
A Heartbeat Away (2011)
Counsellor Riddick is the major of Montague, a dead-end Australian Coastal town where he plans to push through a lucrative development of high-rise hotels. The development stalled when he can’t get permission to demolish the old town hall, the home to the Montague Marching Band, his hopes are pinned on the band’s imminent failure at the upcoming Marching Band Competition.
When band leader Ed Flack is confined to hospital after being hit by a bus it seems Counsellor Riddick will get his wish, until Ed convinces his son Kevin to take over. A rock guitarist with a keen dislike for marching bands, Kevin steps in to take over the marching band and to modernise and motivate its elderly, but enthusiastic, members. With a seeming impossible task ahead, Kevin finds his stride and with the help of counsellor Riddick’s beautiful daughter Grace creates a capable, albeit unconventional competitive marching band.
Director: Gale Edwards
Cast: Sebastian Gregory, Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Red Dawn), William Zappa.