We’ve got a fun exclusive for you today, which also serves as notice of an impending British film which may get lost in the summer blockbuster scrum. Jason Wingard’s Eaten by Lions is one of this year’s world premieres at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and we’ve got the first look at the film’s poster.
The cast includes Antonio Aakeel (recently seen with Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft in Tomb Raider), BAFTA & Emmy award-winning Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing), Vicki Pepperdine, Jack Carroll and the double whammy of comic actors Johnny Vegas and Kevin Eldon. The heart-warming story of half-brothers raised by an elderly relative following the titular orphaning, the film follows Aakeel and Carroll’s characters as they search for their surviving relatives. This is director Jason Wingard’s second feature film, and he had this to say about it:
“The story is essentially about the importance of family. I wanted the viewer to forget about incidentals such as race or disability and focus on the characters. It’s an attitude we applied to everyone in the film really. The story deals with big contemporary issues (class, diversity, disability, inter-racial relations, foster and adoption, sexuality, love, life and death) in a sharp and often irreverent way. A comedy with heart without skimping on laughs.”
The film has its World Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on the 21st of June 2018 and will also make an appearance at the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival from Monday, the 25th of June. Here’s the new UK poster for the film – look out for it.
EATEN BY LIONS will celebrate its World Premiere on 21st June at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018