Creevy packs a Punch with second feature
- British director captures unseen London vistas
It’s a one-two knockout punch for British filmmaker Eran Creevy. His debut feature Shifty [+see also:
film profile] (2008), made under Film’s London’s Microwave scheme, was a critical and commercial success and scored an Outstanding Debut BAFTA nomination for Creevy who also won the Douglas Hickox Award at the BIFAs. Creevy is back with executive producer Ridley Scott with Welcome To The Punch [+see also:
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Starring James McAvoy (The Last Station [+see also:
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Shot entirely in London, on location and at 3 Mills Studios, Film London assisted the production. The film unfolds against the sleek and stylish chrome architecture that dominates the area around Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs, unseen by many visitors who come to London and some critics have even compared cinematographer Ed Wild’s visuals to Michael Mann’s imagery. “It was my intention to show a different side to London,” says Creevy.
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