HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD.

by Ben Wheatley
HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD.

Informations

Nation: UK

Year: 2018

Length: 95'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Colin Burstead hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David.

Director

Ben Wheatley

Ben  Wheatley

Ben Wheatley (Billericay, UK, 1972) made his debut as a television director, and then directed his multi-award-winning feature, Down Terrace, in 2009. He then directed the thriller Kill List (2011) and then devoted himself to the black comedy with Sightseers. In 2014 he directed two episodes of the eighth series of Dr. Who, a show he has been a fan of since childhood.

Filmography:
Down Terrace (2009), Kill List (2011), Sightseers (Killer in viaggio, 2012), A Field in England (I disertori - A Field in England, 2013), High Rise (High Rise - La rivolta, 2015), Free Fire (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
Ben Wheatley
fotografia/cinematography
Laurie Rose
scenografia/production design
Alexandra Slade
costumi/costume design
Emma Fryer
musica/music
Clint Mansell
suono/sound
Rob Entwistle
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Neil Maskell (Colin), Sura Dohnke (Val), Marvin Maskell (Babie Jamie), Nicole Nettleingham (Fran), Doon Mackichan (Sandy), Sam Riley (David)
produttore/producer
Andy Starke
produzione/production
Rook Films

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contatti/contacts
The Festival Agency
Selina Boye
[email protected]

www.thefestivalagency.com

Director statement

“Initially I really liked the idea of a character who was asked to do something by everybody, and then he does it, and then suddenly everyone changes ninety degrees and says, ‘No, that wasn’t what we wanted at all.’ […] The duality of characters just loving and hating each other equally, that is something I don’t see enough of in drama. It’s usually much more binary than that: people hate each other or love each other; they never do both at the same time. And I think what’s closer to my experience of life is that these people can do both at the same time”

Synopsis Learn more

Colin Burstead hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David.

Director All about direction

Ben Wheatley

Ben  Wheatley

Ben Wheatley (Billericay, UK, 1972) made his debut as a television director, and then directed his multi-award-winning feature, Down Terrace, in 2009. He then directed the thriller Kill List (2011) and then devoted himself to the black comedy with Sightseers. In 2014 he directed two episodes of the eighth series of Dr. Who, a show he has been a fan of since childhood.

Filmography:
Down Terrace (2009), Kill List (2011), Sightseers (Killer in viaggio, 2012), A Field in England (I disertori - A Field in England, 2013), High Rise (High Rise - La rivolta, 2015), Free Fire (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
Ben Wheatley
fotografia/cinematography
Laurie Rose
scenografia/production design
Alexandra Slade
costumi/costume design
Emma Fryer
musica/music
Clint Mansell
suono/sound
Rob Entwistle
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Neil Maskell (Colin), Sura Dohnke (Val), Marvin Maskell (Babie Jamie), Nicole Nettleingham (Fran), Doon Mackichan (Sandy), Sam Riley (David)
produttore/producer
Andy Starke
produzione/production
Rook Films

**
contatti/contacts
The Festival Agency
Selina Boye
[email protected]

www.thefestivalagency.com

Director statement Read more

“Initially I really liked the idea of a character who was asked to do something by everybody, and then he does it, and then suddenly everyone changes ninety degrees and says, ‘No, that wasn’t what we wanted at all.’ […] The duality of characters just loving and hating each other equally, that is something I don’t see enough of in drama. It’s usually much more binary than that: people hate each other or love each other; they never do both at the same time. And I think what’s closer to my experience of life is that these people can do both at the same time”