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Urban and The Shed Crew

Urban and The Shed Crew

Starring Richard Armitage, Anna Friel and an amazing bunch of new, up and coming, gritty northern kids. It's been described as a tale of heroin and cement, set in Britain's underclass in the 90s.

12 year old Urban Grimshaw is Britians most runaway child, he's even been on TV's crimewatch. His mother is a junkie and his father might as well be dead. He can't read or write and he doesn't go to school. When he meets his mother's new friend Chop, a disillusioned, ex social worker also living on society's margins, on one of Leeds roughest estates the two become firm friends. But even Chop with his own penchant for drink, drugs and hard living is shocked by the state of Urban's life. After much soul searching he resolves to clean up his own act and do his utmost to save the kid. But as their friendship deepens Urban introduces him to the Shed Crew - the anarchic gang of kids between the ages of 10 and 14, joy-riding, thieving runaways, no strangers to drugs or sex and it's only then that we see exactly how long the road to civilization really is. Until they meet Chop...

Starring Richard Armitage as Chop and Anna Friel as Greta, Urbans' mother.

Electricity

Electricity

Electricity goes on general cinema release in December 2014. Produced by Stone City Films, Electricity is the story of Lily (Agyness Deyn), a brash young woman who leaves her remote seaside town to go in search of her long lost brother, based on the award winning bestselling novel by Ray Robinson. Electricity is written by BAFTA winner Joe Fisher and directed by BAFTA Nominee Bryn Higgins.

The film stars Agyness Deyn (Pusher) as Lily O'Connor with support from Lenora Crichlow (Being Human), Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction), Paul Anderson (The Sweeney), Tom Georgeson (Notes on a Scandal) and Alice Lowe (Sightseers).

When Lily O'Connor, a witty, sexy, searingly defiant Northerner with temporal lobe epilepsy and a traumatic past finds out that the brother she's long thought dead could still be alive, she risks her life to go in search of him. Like The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, Electricity is a journey through the real world and through the wildly hallucinatory, disturbing inner world of epilepsy. Lily sees everything in terms of angles: you look at every surface, weigh up every corner and think of your head slamming into it. Her epilepsy summons flashbacks, spectral figures, even birds emerging from her throat. And in the wrong place at the wrong time it can kill her. As Lily abandons her safe routine in a seaside town and delves into the treacherous underbelly of London she takes us on a deeply moving, uplifting but increasingly frightening trip that really is like nothing you've seen before.

Agyness Deyn said "I love Lily's journey. She's a survivor. Her strength and ability to live in the present really drew me to her."

The film is produced by Clare Duggan (Unconditional) and executive produced by Alison Morgan and was developed with the support of the British Film Institute's movie fund.

"Boldly styled. Boldly Acted. Joltingly powerful" - Total Film ****
"An off-kilter spin on the classic Alice In Wonderland Story" - Screen Daily *****
"A stellar mind-blowing performance from Agyness Deyn" - Damien Hirst

Read more about Electricity:
Stone City Films website
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The Messenger

The Messenger

The Messenger, a film directed by David Blair, is the story of Jack's last meltdown. In a story of frustration and guilt, of love and betrayal, family and blame, Robert Sheehan plays Jack, David O'Hara plays DCI Keane, Lily Cole plays Emma and Joely Richardson plays the Psychiatrist.









2013 at Michelle Smith Casting

2013 at Michelle Smith Casting

2013 has been hugely successful at Michelle Smith Casting with productions such as Common and Moving On - Series 5 (pictured), both by Jimmy McGovern. The new series of Moving On has a terrific cast including Coronation Street and Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Gumede together with Lee Ingleby, Ray Fearon, Jo Joyner, Anita Dobson, Amy Nuttall, Duncan Preston and Keith Barron.

Directors for the fifth series include Johnny Vegas, Robert Glenister, Noreen Kershaw and Gary Williams.

So along with our ninth series of Waterloo Road, new Internet series World of Street Dad, the second series of Dani's Castle and Off Their Rockers, and feature film Electricity starring Agyness Deyn, it's been a really exciting year for us so far!