Sunday, October 11, 2009
Filming has just wrapped on Mark Elliot's directorial debut - a film adaptation of Kevin Sampson's rock and roll novel "Powder" about a small time band that makes it big in the music industry and succumbs to all the evils it has to offer.
It stars Liam Boyle (Awaydays) (represented by CAM) and Alfie Allen (Equus, Flashbacks of a Fool, and soon to be seen in HBO's Game of Thrones), alongside Screenterrier Face to Watch Jo Woodcock in her second big screen role, and Vinette Robinson (Hope Springs). The film also features cameos and appearances from actors Ralf Little, Linzey Cocker, musician Johnny Marr and model Agyness Deyn.
Alfie Allen stars as Wheezer, the hapless manager trying to hold the fictional band The Grams together. Alfie and Liam nearly worked together on Awaydays which Alfie also auditioned for:
“I auditioned for Kevin’s last film, Awaydays, but the part wasn’t right, and it was difficult to do it with other things I was working on at the time, so it didn’t happen. But they rang me and said they’d love me to play Wheezer this time around, and I knew it was the part for me."
Powder also reunites Liam Boyle with another Awaydays co-star Oliver Lee who plays James Love.
“James Love is the guitarist in The Grams,” explains Oliver. “He’s your archetypal rock star. He’s in it for the girls, the drink, the lifestyle. He reminds me of Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, who Johnny Depp based on Keith Richards. So I’m playing Johnny Depp playing a pirate playing a rock star, if that makes sense."
Powder was shot at London's V Festival and various locations in London, Liverpool and Ibiza.