Northern Film & Media will be hosting the debut screening of Frank – a dark, atmospheric parable layered with tense psychological drama and black humour – starring Con O’Neill, Kellie Shirley and introducing Darren Beaumont as Frank.
Shot entirely in the North East, Frank is the story of a lonely outsider who manages to find friends in the strangest of places. Frank was written and directed by avant-garde filmmaker Richard Heslop.
Richard completed his debut short feature, The Child and The Saw, at Central St Martin’s in 1984. The film won first prize at the Festival de Cine de Huesca, Spain, in 1986.
At the same time as developing his career as a director Richard began collaborating with Derek Jarman, working as cinematographer on Imagining October, The Last of England and The Garden.
In 1992 he directed his 40 minute film Floating which went on to win the Canal Award for Best Short Film at Cannes Semaine de la Critique.
Richard Heslop is also a seminal music video director and has worked with legendary bands such as The Smiths, New Order, The Happy Mondays, The Cure, The Shaman and recently Scroobius Pip.
Frank was made after receiving funding from Northern Film & Media and was produced by Philip Shotton and Ciska Faulkner.
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When: Wednesday 29 February. Doors open from 6.00pm for a prompt 6.30pm start. Ends 8pm.
Where: Tyneside Cinema (Electra, 4th Floor), 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG.
Please note that this film is not suitable for under 18s.