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a 'cult' comedy movie in the making

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AN ANARCHIC, ALTERNATIVE & UNIQUELY BRITISH COMEDY MOVIE THAT DOES THINGS DIFFERENTLY

An eccentric, anarchic and uniquely British comedy with stomping song and dance breaks, brains and heart

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Great Britain: the movie is a truly independent 'cult' British comedy movie in the making.   It  stars Peter Bowles (To The Manor Born), Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Larry Lamb (Eastenders, New Tricks, Gavin and Stacey), Colin Salmon (Prime Suspect 2, 24: Live Another Day, Krypton), iconic British pop stars Right Said Fred, Hannah Waddingham (Benidorm, Game of Thrones),  Ben Starr (Jamestown, Dickensian), Stephanie Leonidas (American Gothic), Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers (Father Brown, Emmerdale, Casualty), Stefan Booth (Eastenders, The Bill, Doctors) and a cast of well known British names. 


With its machine-gun dialogue, intricate plotting, arch observations and stomping song and dance breaks Great in Britain: the movie is the heartwarming, thought-provoking and occasionally surrealist tale of three old school friends dealing with epic failure, their guardian angels, a sarcastic Scottish God and what really matters in the end.  It is a movie like no other.

About the movie's epic five year production journey

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Written and directed by writer and photographer, Howard Webster, Great in Britain: the movie was shot on location in Kew, Surrey  with  the final  scenes of the movie being shot in Tadworth, Surrey at the end of 2018 after an epic production journey that spanned two referendums and one Brexit.   The movie features a thumping swing score and choreography by Dancing on Ice judge, Jason Gardiner. The opening titles dance number  and the Tom Chambers dance number were  both shot at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   The principal locations for the movie were  Kew Cricket Club on Kew Green and Kew Village.  The director would like to thank all the businesses, organisations, clubs  and people of Kew for their support during the making of this film.


The 2015 film festival cut.  In order to try and get some momentum behind the movie during its epic five year production journey, and to demonstrate that there was an audience for a British musical comedy like this one, we put together a film festival cut of the movie at the end of 2015 using  the material we had available at the time and its working title name.  This much shorter, film festival cut played with great success at the Raindance Film Festival, London in October 2015 where it sold out two performances and a third had to be added because of public demand for tickets.  Despite this response from the public who bought tickets at Raindance the movie still took another three years to complete, shoot its final scenes and release.  


An epic, five year journey.  The film shot its first scenes in March 2014 with its final scenes shot at the end of 2018.  Post production for the theatrical release ended in January 2019.   The film's director, Howard Webster, says, 'if someone told me when we started this production that it would last for approximately the same length of time as World War Two I wouldn't have believed them.  There were great 'ups' during the making of the film, as well as some major challenges that would have  made most people simply give up and walk away.  Yet, as a great friend of mine, one of the actors in the movie, always says, 'we don't do giving up.'  And, despite all the odds, we didn't.  That cast member knows who he is and that his words of encouragement, at a critical moment,  kept us on course.  Thank you. The movie is now finally complete and being released.   The scenes we shot at the end of 2018  to complete the film are some of my favourites in the movie.  I am hugely proud of what has been  achieved and  the sheer grit and determination  to see it through.   The movie's history and its release have both come at a perfect time, when we all need a bit of cheering up and a glimmer hope that there might just be some divine point to all of this.  Great in Britain: the movie is the perfect dose of  cinematic anarchy.'





A 'cult' British comedy in the making - the anarchic UK premiere tour

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 After a special series of premiere previews in February 2019 the movie will embark on its anarchic UK premiere tour.  Great in Britain: the movie is being released as a premiere film to universities, colleges, village hall cinemas, community cinemas, pop-up cinemas, indie and unique venues and eclectic one-off special events.    According to Howard Webster, the director of the film, the more anachronistic, eccentric and unusual the venue the better.   Webster  says, 'with a non-mainstream, independent picture like ours, one that takes risks and does things other movies don't,  you have to let it find its audience, the people who really get what we're doing with this film.  You have to go non-mainstream in its release.  I never set out to make a multiplex movie.  I set out to make a movie for people like me, the ones  who wanted something more than by-the-numbers comedy movies.   I used to love watching the alternative comedians of the 80s and 90s and just thought that British comedy movies had become too safe, too comfortable and too expected. Where was the anarchy that reflects the madness of the world we actually live in?   There is nothing 'expected' about life as far as I can see and I don't think there should be anything expected about comedy movies either.  I believe that there is a big audience out there for something new, something that does things differently  and they are the ones I am talking to as a director.  An audience that gets the joke.   Ultimately, what we're doing is letting our audience discover this movie the old-fashioned way through word of mouth and reputation.'

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SPECIAL PREMIERE PREVIEW SCREENINGS SURREY & KENT

In  February 2019 a series of special premiere previews courtesy of Barry Gilbert of Curzon Country Cinemas are taking  place in Surrey and Kent.   You can see the times, dates and locations  for  these special premiere previews by clicking on the button below.   If you want tickets to one of these special premiere  previews we would advise you to book your ticket now as we are expecting demand to be high.  We are hoping  to add a couple  more pop-up premiere preview  screenings to this list so check back to this site (in the Screening News section below)  if you weren't able to get tickets to  the  premiere preview screening of your choice.

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 Universities, colleges,  village hall cinemas, community cinemas, pop-up cinemas and independents.  If you are interested in booking the film  then drop us a line.  

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THE 90% PERCENT PREMIERE TOUR

If you are a club, association, company or organisation or just someone  interested in hosting your very own private premiere screening event then drop us a line, we'd be  intrigued to hear your plans and what you've got in mind.  The more anarchic, eccentric and original the idea the better.   Contact us by clicking the button below. 

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BREAKING NEWS

THE OFFICIAL UK PREMIERE PLANNED FOR MARCH 25th 2019 IN KEW

Great in Britain: the movie is coming home to Kew for its official UK premiere screening.   More information to come soon.

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2019 PRIVACY POLICY


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  • Our professional service providers, partner organisations and companies that support the business activity of the licensing and distribution of the film to exhibitors and premiere screening events (activities here include  the monitoring of ticket sales, the invoicing, collection and processing of licence payments and minimum guarantee payments, the duplication and the physical delivery of screening discs and promotional material to exhibitors and premiere screening events).  Other third parties including exhibitors (and exhibitor organisations), our website hosts and our professional advisors.
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Further, we may also need to request that you confirm your identity before we proceed with any request if there is any doubt or lack of clarity about who is making the request.


If you have a concern about the way we are handling your personal data you can contact the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) with this concern. However, if you do have a concern, then, where at all possible and in the first instance, we would like the opportunity to resolve the issue and address your concern.  Please contact us with any concerns at your earliest convenience.
 

Changes to this policy

We may change this policy from time to time. If we make any significant changes, we will either email you or post the updates on this website so that you can review the changes and make an informed decision about our use of your data. If we plan to use personal data for a new purpose, we will update our privacy information and communicate the changes to individuals before starting any new activity relating to this data.


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If you would like to discuss anything in this policy, wish to exercise your rights or have any issues with the way we are handling your data, please contact us via the contact form on this website or alternatively email us at info@greatinbritainmovie.com and put 'Privacy Policy Query' at the top of the message.
 

Last updated January 2019