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quietearth [Celluloid 04.22.15] United Kingdom action thriller

London born film star Mem Ferda (A Life of Violence, Breakdown) has signed to feature in a new gambling thriller called A Punter's Prayer. It will be the debut feature of director Savvas D. Michael.

Set in Palmers Green, London, A Punters Prayer is set to be an intense story about a group of friends who meet habitually at the local betting office to indulge in their favorite pastime of laddish banter, lamenting about life and family, but most critically, satisfying their addiction to gambling.

Written and directed by first timer, Savvas D. Michael, it also stars; Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Daniel Caltagirone (The Pianist). Other cast members include Jamie Crew, Tommy O’Neill and Ewen MacIntosh.

In a recent interview, Mem Ferda, who plays Bektash Ali, the local Turkish Mafia Boss, commented "[the script] is a remarkable examination of the multicultural society that is prevalent in London today. The film is bursting with authentic and intriguing characters and should do extremely well."

Mem, who recently wrapped on Mark McQueen’s powerful action film A Life of Violence (more on that film here) and will soon be seen sharing the screen with Hollywood A-listers Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette in the comedy/drama Miss You Already directed by Catherine Hardwicke went on to say “irrespective of budget constraints, low-budget films now stand proudly next to higher budget ones, at many of the world's great festivals. ‘A Punter’s Prayer’, should do extremely well.’’

A Punter’s Prayer is Produced by Katerina Georgiou, John Pavlakos and Andrew Neophytou. It will be edited by Kant Pan (The Crying Game).

More as it comes. folks!

More information at A Punter's Prayer Facebook Page.

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Turkish Delight (7 years ago) Reply

Yay! I am big fan of Mem Ferda. The only thing better than a movie with Mem Ferda would be if it had 2 Mem Ferdas!!!!!!!

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