If you thought that glittering film premieres were the reserve of Hollywood and Leicester Square, you may be interested to learn that Telford’s ODEON will be holding it’s very own red carpet event, when award winning local company Mangotree Films present their brand new film ‘The Apostate: Call of the Revenant’ this September. The film is the second feature film produced by Shropshire based Film Company and is described as a thriller with elements of horror.
The company’s first film ‘It’s a Love Thing’ won them worldwide critical acclaim, as well as several awards, including Best family drama at the Canada International Film Festival 2013, and best director at the Indie Gathering 2013. The film was also shown at the exclusive Court Metrage festival de Cannes. Writer and Director of ‘It’s a Love Thing’ Andy Dodd is also responsible for writing and directing ‘The Apostate: Call of the Revenant’. The movie was filmed entirely on location in the Telford area. Telford Town Centre, Dawley, Ironbridge and Little Wenlock all feature in the film, although as the film promises to be a nail-biting experience audiences may not have time to sight see! The latest film stars Jay Bryhan (RED 2), and Terri Dwyer (Hollyoaks, Loose Women).
But also features a cast of talented supporting actors from the local community, all of whom will be attending the premiere at ODEON Telford. Director Andy Dodd said ‘It has been great working with both Jay, Terri and the rest of the cast and crew! We are really looking forward to seeing them again at the premiere, it promises to be a really great event. The film is already booked in for several international film festivals, but it was important for us that the premiere was in Shropshire. We have had so much support from local people and businesses we wanted to give them the opportunity to see the film first.’
The Apostate Call of the Revenant will be shown on 14th September at Telford ODEON, the programme will also include a screening of ‘It’s a Love Thing’. It’s an ‘open to all’ event and tickets are available by visiting www.calloftherevenant.com