Nina (Lauren Socha) is easy to find. She is on the industrial estate, near the gas tower, She is fifteen, addicted to drugs and on the game. George (Stephen Graham) is one of her nastier punters. His arrival turns the temperature up on her already combusting life. He is the scummiest of scummy men, someone you really don't want to be involved with, at all. A magician and a taxi driver offer Nina a quick fix but doesn't everyone want something in return? She won't take it lying down. Scummy man is a gripping glimpse into the lost and misplaced lives on todays backstreets. The film is brutally honest, intense and not afraid.
Bonus Short: (5 mins) Events appear differently depending on who you are and where you're standing. 'JUST ANOTHER DAY' is a view of Nina's world where familiar events can have a completely different meaning and sometimes hope is found... Pop Promo: (3min 30) The original release of the promo for the Arctic Monkeys track 'When the Sun Goes Down'
and: The 'Making of' documentary looking at the unusual construction of this pop video and film
From the Director
Domino Records commissioned Warp Films to produce the short films. Mark Herbert approached Paul Fraser to write a script inspired by the song and then in consultation with the band, the bands management and Domino they collectively agreed to make the film and then use footage from the film for the video for "When the Sun Goes Down". It is shot on super 16mm by award winning Director of Photography Danny Cohen (My Wrongs, Dead Mans Shoes, This Is England, Creep).
PAUL FRASER WRITER / DIRECTOR
A long time collaborator with Shane Meadows, Paul co-wrote Twentyfourseven starring Bob Hoskins. The film was nominated for a BAFTA and won many awards on the festival circuit. Paul then co-wrote A Room For Romeo Brass, starring Paddy Considine and Once Upon A Time in the Midlands starring Rhys Ifans and Robert Carlyle. In 2001 Paul wrote Heartlands, directed by Damian ODonnel.
MARK HERBERT PRODUCER
Mark is currently producing "This Is England", written and directed by Shane Meadows, The film is due for release in Summer 2007. Mark produced Warps first feature, Dead Mans Shoes directed by Shane Meadows. The film opened to great reviews and has gone on to win many awards. Mark Herbert started to work with Warp Films in 2002, My Wrongs, directed by Chris Morris and produced by Mark was their first production and it won Mark a BAFTAin 2003. Prior to this Mark produced the critically acclaimed first series of Peter Kays Phoenix Nights, the series was broadcast in 2001 and was nominated for Best Comedy at the RTS and Broadcast Awards.
DIARMID SCRIMSHAW PRODUCER
Rookie Producer DS has worked as script supervisor for Chris Morris, Spike Lee and recently worked with Mark on the new Shane Meadows feature This Is England. Diarmid is now working as a development producer for Warp Films.
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