Like all directors who win the European Competition at Brussels Fantasy Fest
Stuart was made to sing a song at the awards ceremony.. The bizarre but genuine lullaby from the end of Preaching to the Perverted”
Baz (Barry Vartis) is one of Britain's new breed of police, a cycle cop. Although he appears to be a figure of fun, a freak accident turns him into a psychopath...
As riots break out in London, a head injury changes Baz from an everyday police officer into a mad vigilante, offering no-hope criminals a stark choice, arrest or death. Baz sees this campaign as 'lawful killing'. Criminals too stunned, confused, or drunk to argue are politely asked, "May I kill you?" and merrily dispatched on their final journey. All these exchanges are recorded on Baz' helmet-cam and posted anonymously on social networks.
While battling both the absurdities of politically correct policing and criminals who see him as fair game for ridicule and assaults, at home his main fight is with his overbearing, alcoholic mother Bernice who keeps him in her unhealthy grasp, even soaping him clean at bath time.
He'd like to forge a relationship with Val Stone, a formidable cycling WPC, but impotency fears combine with the feeling that he dare not walk out on his crazy mum.
Baz's nemesis arrives in the form of Seth, a rough thief with low esteem who tracks him down. Seth wrongly believes Baz has murdered his rich, eccentric aunt Mags and stolen his inheritance. Bursting into Baz's home he discovers that his quarry is the vigilante killer whom he had hitherto been a fan of on Twitter. Suddenly Seth, a failure in everything he has ever done, is in thrall to the mighty legend that is Baz Vartis.
Kevin Bishop: Baz Vartis
Frances Barber: Bernice
Hayley-Marie Axe: Val Stone
Jack Doolan: Seth
Rosemary Leach: Mags
Kasia Koleczek: Maya
Tyson Oba: Clark
Victor Konstantine: Boris
Ali Craig: Andy
Bethen Thorpe: Lesbian Mum
Abukar Osman: Somali Youth
Michael Sarne: Shabby Man
Roderick Burrows: Angry Onlooker
Ellie Badcock: Girl Onlooker
Rachael Evelyn: Tracy
Jessica Jackson Smith: Mandy
Goran Bezanov: Darko
Margarita Nazarenko: Trafficked Woman
Leah Urban: Ticketed Sloane
Frank Scantori: Ticketed White Van Man
Carleen Beadle: Cafe Owner
Kimberley Drew: Female Police Shooter
John Gilmour: Police Sergeant
Tom Cheshire: Male Police Shooter
Adam Damerell: Police Officer
Julian Boote: SOCO (Scene Of Crime Officer)
Stuart Urban: Writer | Director | Producer
Alan Jay: Producer
Rosa Russo: Co-Producer
Gary Phillips: Exec Producer
Mark Vennis: Exec Producer
Sabina Sattar: Production Design
Cathy Lang: Costume Designer
Fernando Ruiz: Editor
Christopher Chow: Editor
Sound Recordist: Ludovic Lasserre
Sound Editor: James Hynes
Frank Ilfman: Composer
Gisual Effects: Gary Scullion
Film Length: 88 minutes
Production company: Vectis Vision
Shot on location in and around London and at Wimbledon Film and Television Studios in early 2012
"Hilarious and thought-provoking in equal measure"
"It's a fair cop: a black, bright and very British comedy"
DAVE ALDRIDGE BBC RADIO 5
"It's funny, sharp and ruthless.
PHILIP FRENCH - OBSERVER"
"Dark and dry...creative and fun"
"One of those horror-comedies that only the Brits can pull off"
“Originality is alive and well. Urban has again proved his worth as an observer of human life and culture in the UK
“Witty, snappily directed. A very English Bad Lieutenant
“Dexter on a bicycle. Brilliantly acted, saddle bags packed with tons of black humour… a jewel in the crown.”
“Sharp, clever script. Truly original and fresh”
"A superb and exciting black comedy"
SYLVESTRE DEFONTAINE -
"It's funny, violent, bleak and even quite sad at times."
"a very enjoyable dark comedy... anyone taking the time to see this little gem will be asked may i thrill u?"
”One of the best comedies of the year."
THE HORROR REVIEW HOLE
"Well written, entertaining dark dramedy thriller"
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