Produced for less than the cost of a decent Fender, award winning writer/director Adriel Leff’s second feature THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY WINDOWS brings the classic Spinal Tap mock-rockumentary comedy format bang up to date. Adriel's debut feature BLOODY LIP made a big splash on the international festival circuit, receiving its world premiere at the prestigious Friars Club Comedy Film Festival in New York City, picking up the award for Best Ensemble in a Feature Film at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, and being selected as the closing film of the British Urban Film Festival in London.

Aspiring musician Johnny Windows’ (Cem Pakiry-Turgut) dreams of rock’n’roll stardom were ripped apart when music mogul Hilton Constellation (Patrick Koupland) poached lead singer and songwriter Brent Cross (Piers Robinson) from his indie rock trio, depriving the band of their frontman and creative heart. But documentary maker Reni Mint (Sureni Kay) is sure that Johnny will get his act together in the seven days before the big local music festival, the Kentish Kreep, and decides to follow him and drummer Scott Free (John Glynn) on their search for a new image, sound, and hopefully a record deal of their own with Hilton.

However with Scott's insistence on emulating the latest trends of grime, dance music and dubstep, while Johnny suspects that following in his father Jackie's (Joey Montana) classic blues rock footsteps is the way forward, can the unlikely pair find any middle ground at all?

A timely story of sex and drugs (and maybe some rock’n’roll if there's time), The Ballad Of Johnny Windows taps into the rich vein of humour ripe for mining in both the contemporary dance music scene and the traditional rock world, all set to a diverse soundtrack of funny, striking, and occaisonally moving, songs composed and performed entirely by the cast of musically talented actors, as well as erstwhile music producer/DJ Adriel Leff himself.

Title: THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY WINDOWS
Genre: Comedy
Credit: Way Out Films
Certificate: TBC
Running Time: 52mins
Website: www.wayoutfil.ms

PUBLICITY CONTACT

For enquiries about the film please contact: Adriel Leff / info@wayoutfil.ms / 07816 157 595

Produced on a budget that makes shoestrings seem expensive, Spinal Tap meets Rocky in cutting edge comedy mockumentary BLOODY LIP, writer Adriel Leff's directorial debut, starring new talent Patrick Koupland in his first lead role, alongside Jon McKenna (The Krays, Buster) and Bekka Bowling (Funny Women 2011 finalist and co-star of Sue Perkin’s new BBC sitcom Heading Out).

Working class inner-city middling professional heavyweight boxer Patrick StGeorge Junior (Koupland) has just seven days to prepare for the fight of his life against childhood rival Liam O'Saink (Dominic Koupland) - a bout which, if triumphant, will result in Junior achieving his life's goal; bettering the win/loss record laid down by his domineering father Patrick StGeorge Senior (Mckenna) during his own short-lived boxing career.

But with a fractious on-again-off-again relationship with his middle class girlfriend Bekka Green (Bowling) and a whole heap of pressure from Liam's menacing promoter Teddy Toddsworth (Dominic Mchale) thrown into the mix, what kind of a mental and physical state will Patrick Junior be in come fight night?

Win or lose, one thing's for sure; by the end of the week, Patrick StGeorge's life will never be the same again...

Set to a thumping soundtrack composed by local artists, bands and erstwhile DJ/music producer Adriel Leff himself, BLOODY LIP is aimed broadly at Generations Y and Z, adventurously merging the ever-popular documentary format with familiar contemporary genres such as cinéma vérité, television sit-com, music video and improvised viral comedy.

Title: BLOODY LIP
Genre: Comedy
Credit: Way Out Films
Certificate: TBC
Running Time: 70mins
Website: www.wayoutfil.ms

PUBLICITY CONTACT

For enquiries about the film please contact: Adriel Leff / info@wayoutfil.ms / 07816 157 595