Was it Howard Webster who was responsible for this movie, or were Monty Python, John Waters and Christopher Guest all stuck in an elevator and decided to make Great In Britain? - Review
...the story-telling style interwoven with gorgeously costumed dancers which pays homage to old Hollywood musicals. What's there not to like? At the end of the day, three old school friends struggling through life tackling 'what' you do with your life doesn't quite matter as much as 'why' you are doing it.' A feel-good movie with a lot of heart after all. - Review
The antics of three hapless friends, down on their luck, provides the framework for a riot of comedy, with moments of pure farce, interspersed with toe-tapping, old-school musical numbers. Guaranteed to entertain and amuse. - Review
A comedy with out boundaries that will be sure to make you laugh. - Review
Great in Britain Radio takes a musical swipe at people who panic buy toilet paper and also has a go at celebrity culture with a special pandemic podcast.
In this special interview only video episode of Great in Britain Radio, Worlds Apart, one of the most popular boybands in Europe in the 90s, come on the show to talk about success, life in lockdown and life lessons.
We are working on releasing the movie internationally later in 2020. After its boutique theatrical release in the UK the picture is currently only available on a limited release on Prime Video as a rental in the UK and USA. We want to entertain you - so if you can't rent or see the movie because it isn't available yet in your country, check out our comedy and interview podcast series, Great in Britain Radio. This spin-off podcast series is available entirely for free from all the usual podcasty places. The official site has all the links. Enjoy. www.greatinbritainradio.com
I just want to thank everybody who supported me through this incredible 5 year journey. There were ups and downs and times I didn't think we would make it. But here we are! I couldn't have done it without you. You know who you are. Thank you. Howard Webster, writer, director of Great in Britain: The Movie
Great in Britain: The Movie is a life-affirming, alternative and razor-sharp British comedy starring the legendary Peter Bowles (To The Manor Born), Larry Lamb (Gavin and Stacey), Jason Flemyng (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Colin Salmon (Krypton), iconic British pop stars Right Said Fred, Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones), Ben Starr (Jamestown), Stephanie Leonidas (American Gothic) and Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers with choreography by Australian choreographer and singer, Jason Gardiner.
Forged with wit and style, machine-gun dialogue, intricate plotting and arch observations Great in Britain: The Movie is the unique, heartwarming and thought-provoking story of three old school friends dealing with life, epic failure, guardian angels, a sarcastic Scottish God, a dog called Audrey and discovering what really matters in the end.
The epic 5 year production & release journey of Great in Britain: The Movie is a story of determination, not giving up and overcoming the odds. It is also now a story of innovation and finding new ways to let an audience discover a feature film. The movie's 2019 - 2020 spin-off comedy & interview podcast Great in Britain Radio was designed to promote the picture and its brand of anarchic British humour to an international audience; this podcast has now been downloaded in over 50 countires.
Great in Britain: the movie was written and directed by writer and photographer, Howard Webster. The film was primarily shot on location in Kew, Surrey with the final scenes of the movie being shot in Tadworth, Surrey after an epic production journey that spanned two referendums and one Brexit. The film began production in March 2014 with its final scenes being shot at the end of 2018. In 2015 a film festival cut of the movie was created under its original working title, Meet Pursuit Delange: The Movie. This film festival version of the movie is shorter and is missing key scenes which were not filmed at the time. This early cut was shown at the Raindance Film Festival in October 2015 where an extra screening had to be added due to public demand for tickets. Despite this it still took another three years to shoot the final scenes. With these vital scenes finally filmed at the end of 2018 post production was completed in 2019 just in time for a boutique UK theatrical release. The movie notably features choreography by Australian choreographer, singer, theatre producer and former Dancing on Ice judge, Jason Gardiner. The movie's opening title sequence's dance number and the Tom Chambers' dance number were both filmed at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, while the movie's midpoint song and dance number was shot in the chapel at Fulham Palace. The movie is currently only available as a rental on Prime Video in the UK and USA. We are currently working on bringing the 2019 UK theatrical cut of the movie to a wider international audience in 2020.
The movie's theatrical release in the UK has caused some controversy. One church group refused to allow the film to be screened at a venue two days before the advertised screening was set to go ahead. 'We decided not to make a big deal of it,' says the movie's director, Howard Webster, 'the potential tabloid newspaper headline MOVIE STARRING GOD BANNED BY CHURCH does rather write itself and we weren't sure it was the kind of attention we wanted to encourage and decided to take the high-ground.'
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