Mecca Film Developments Ltd. & Munro Films are thrilled to announce the hilarious and diverse comedy Eaten By Lions will celebrate its Northern Premiere on the 27th March at the Blackpool Winter Gardens. Returning home to Blackpool where the film was shot, there is no better place to simultaneously celebrate the film and northern culture in cinema.
Eaten By Lions stars some of Britain’s best-loved comedians alongside budding British acting talent including Blackpool’s very own Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street, Emmerdale) in her big screen debut. The award-winning film stars Screen International’s 2018 ‘Star of Tomorrow’Antonio Aakeel (City of Tiny Lights, Tomb Raider), BAFTA & Emmy award-winning Asim Chaudhry (Black Mirror, People Just Do Nothing), Britain’s Got Talent’s Jack Carroll, Johnny Vegas (Still Open All Hours, Benidorm), Kevin Eldon (Game of Thrones, Hot Fuzz) and Vicki Pepperdine (Getting On, Camping).
Open to the public, the Premiere event will have a special stand-up comedy performance by Tom Binns (Hospital People, The IT crowd) reprising his role as the hilarious fortune teller featured in the film. This star-studded event will also include a Q&A with VIP guests soon to be announced. Tickets will be available from £10 and can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/2EFNfWU
Eaten By Lions tells the heart-warming story of half-brothers Omar (Antonio Aakeel) and Pete (Jack Carroll), who were raised by their Grandma after their parents were tragically killed by lions in a bizarre accident. When their beloved Gran passes away, they embark on a life-changing journey to find Omar’s birth father. What follows is a funny and touching journey of self-discovery for both boys…in Blackpool. The Choudray family represent a truly contemporary example of modern multicultural Britain, but what will the brothers make of their eccentric newfound family?
Director Jason Wingard said: “Our film is a nostalgic love letter to Blackpool. It is where both writers came for childhood holidays and where the film is set so there’s no better place to have our Northern Premiere.”
Actress Hayley Tamaddon said: “When I found out Eaten By Lions was going to be filmed in Blackpool I was over the moon! It’s my home town and I’m so proud of where I grew up. Some of the shots in the film are incredible, shows Blackpool in all its glory. From the pleasure beach to the stunning sunsets on the beach. I can’t wait for people to see it!”