A darkly-comic thriller about a lone toll-booth operator with a past that is fast catching up with him.
Writer: Matt Redd
Director: Ryan Andrew Hooper
Editor: John Richards
Location: Shot in Pembrokeshire
Funded by: Ffilm Cymru Wales
Costume: Dawn Thomas-Mondo
Cast: Iwan Rheon, Gwyneth Keyworth, Darren Evans, Annes Elwy
Producer: Mark Hopkins
Cast: Michael Smiley, Paul Kaye, Julian Glover, Steve Oram, Dean Rehman, Martyn Stallard
Music: Gavin Fitzjohn
Casting: Simone Pereira Hind
Production Design: Hannah Purdy Foggin
Length: 1 hr 22 mins
Format: DCP, DVD
Language: Welsh and English
Date: 27th August 2021
Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2021
Why Are Exhibitors Programming This Film?
”What stood out to me was that the writer really knows Pembrokeshire. Most of the characters are caricatures of people you might meet here, and the ‘in jokes’ are relevant to Wales which made it particularly funny. I thought it was the most refreshing Welsh film since ‘Twin Town’. I managed to contact Matt Redd – who wrote the film – soon after I first saw it and asked if he would be available for a Q&A. We even increased the ticket price for the event, which didn’t deter the audience.
There was a real buzz that evening and we made a profit. We had an active marketing campaign by distributing posters and cinema brochures widely throughout the county, targeting those locations used in the film alongside social media, which did attract a new audience as well as our usual audience who may well have been tempted to come despite the ongoing concerns about mixing in public. We had 3 screenings in all, it was very well received and was the best attended cinema event since reopening in over 2 months.
On the advice of FHW we also screened a short film ‘Showdown’ about a young boy with autism who had a passion for Western films which linked with The Toll”
– Jill Edge,Theatr Gwaun