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Habit

Habit

The feature film Habit is currently filming in Manchester, starring Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul) and Jess Barden (Lobster). Habit is directed and screenwritten by Simeon Halligan adapted from the novel by Stephen McGeagh.

Manchester, the present.

Michael divides his time between the job center and the pub. A chance meeting with Lee, an introduction to her 'Uncle' Ian and a heavy night on the lash lead to a job working the door at a Northern Quarter massage parlour.

After witnessing the violent death of one of the 'punts', Michael experiences blood-drenched flashbacks and feels himself being sucked into a twilight world that he doesn't understand but that is irresistibly attractive. When he eventually finds out what goes on in the room below Cloud 9, Michaels' life will never be the same again.

Moving On 8

Moving On 8

Series 8 of Moving On, created by EMMY and multi BAFTA award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern is currently filming. The directors for this series include Paul McGann, Noreen Kershaw, Julia Ford, Reece Dinsdale and David Whitney.

Read more about the show: LA Productions website









Lies We Tell

Lies We Tell

A trusted driver must deal with his dead employer's British-Pakistani mistress, her dark past pulling him into a quest to save her 16 year-old sister from a forced marriage to their gangster cousin. Directed by Santosh Sivan, Lies We Tell stars Gabriel Byrne, Om Puri, Sibylla Deen, Reece Ritchie, Toyah Willcox and Gina McKee. The film is due for release in 2018.

Genesis

Genesis

Currently in post production and set for release in 2016, we have recently cast Genesis, a feature film starring Olivia Grant, John Hannah, Amrita Acharia, and Warren Brown.

Casting

Olivia Grant, John Hannah, Amrita Acharia, Warren Brown

Production

Executive Producers: Kirsty Bell, Martin Irusta, Ian Kirk
Producers: Freddie Hutton-Mills, Bart Ruspoli, Sheetal Vinod Talwar
Directors: Freddie Hutton-Mills, Bart Ruspoli

Common

Common

Common, written by Jimmy McGovern and directed by David Blair, has won an RTS North award and a Broadcast Award and is nominated for a BAFTA Best Single Drama. The drama centres on the UK's controversial Joint Enterprise Law which, campaigners say, can lead to innocent people being jailed.

It stars Nico Mirallegro (The Village), Daniel Mays (Mrs Biggs) and Jodhi May (Ice Cream Girls). The film is produced by LA Productions for the BBC and directed by David Blair (The Street, Accused).

Joint Enterprise Law allows several people to be charged with a crime where they are not the primary offenders. It has been increasingly used in the last ten years to tackle crimes, often murder, which are deemed to be gang-related.

Jimmy McGovern said "Joint Enterprise was first used in Britain's courts a few hundred years ago. It was designed to stop the aristocracy duelling. If one duelist killed another then all involved in that duel (the seconds and the surgeons) were charged with murder. It worked. Britain's aristocrats stopped duelling. Now the law is being used against Britain's youth. If someone dies in a fight and you're involved in any way whatsoever, you could find yourself charged with murder. And, if you do, Heaven help you because the burden of proof required in joint enterprise cases is frighteningly low."

Nico Mirallegro plays a 17-year-old called Johnjo who gives his friends a lift to what he thinks is a trip out for pizza. In fact they plan a violent confrontation that ends in death. Under the law of joint enterprise, Johnjo is charged along with the gang.

Daniel Mays and Susan Lynch (Monroe) play the victim's parents, with Jodhi May and Andrew Tiernan (Prisoners' Wives) as Johnjo's parents. The supporting cast includes Michelle Farley (Game Of Thrones), Jack McMullen (Waterloo Road) and, as a court judge, Michael Gambon.

McGovern added: "When it comes to casting you always have a 'wish list' - a list of actors who'd be perfect for the parts you have written. You never get them of course. They're often too busy or away on holiday or they hate the script or whatever. But on this occasion, I got them all, every single one on my wish list. And I am over the moon."

Jimmy McGovern's Common airs Sunday 6th July on BBC1 at 9pm.