Filming has wrapped on the football hooligan spoof THE HOOLIGAN FACTORY, after a 4 week shoot in locations across London, 3 Mills and Elstree Studios. Nick Nevern directs and has co-written the film with Michael Lindley, with Jason Maza taking the lead role and producing alongside Altitude Film Entertainment.
Ian Lavender (‘Private Pike’ in “Dad’s Army”) has joined the cast while Craig Fairbrass (RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER, CLIFFHANGER), Tamer Hassan (THE BUSINESS) and former West Ham and England footballer Julian Dicks also appear in cameo roles as does Chloe Simms (“The Only Way is Essex”).
Previously announced cast members include British stars Tom Burke (DONKEY PUNCH, ONLY GOD FORGIVES) and Josef Altin (“Game of Thrones”, EASTERN PROMISES) with cameo appearances from Leo Gregory (GREEN STREET), Tony Denham (THE FOOTBALL FACTORY) and famous reformed football hooligan Cass Pennant.
Danny (Jason Maza) wants something more. Expelled from school and living in his grandfather’s flat, he longs to live up to the image of his estranged father Danny Senior. Meanwhile legendary football hooligan Dexter (Nick Nevern) is about to be released from prison and is on a quest of his own, one of vengeance against his nemesis and rival firm leader The Baron (Keith Lee Castle). But when Danny and Dexter’s paths cross they embark on a journey as old as hooliganism itself.
Director Nick Nevern said of the shoot: “”Making the first spoof of the football hooligan film genre has been an awesome challenge but I think we have got something really special which should appeal to fans of that genre as well as to a wider audience – I can’t wait for everyone to see it”
Producer Andy Mayson of Altitude Film Entertainment says: “Altitude is keen to help the next generation of filmmakers get their films made and we congratulate Jason, Nick and Michael on completing their shoot of what is a commercial genre film for today’s market.”
Nevern and Maza are joined for THE HOOLIGAN FACTORY by several previous collaborators including Director of Photography Ali Assad (RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER) and Production Designer Paul Burns(THE FOOTBALL FACTORY). The Costume Designer is Lisa Mitton (MY BROTHER THE DEVIL) and Lewis Albrow (FAST GIRLS) is Editor.
Producing are Jason Maza (Think Big Productions) and for Altitude, Will Clarke (THIS IS ENGLAND, ATTACK THE BLOCK), Andy Mayson (LET ME IN) and Mike Runagall (LAST PASSENGER). The Fyzz Facility is co-financing the project. Think Big Productions and Marshall Leviten (GINGER AND ROSA) are co-producing partners. Nick Nevern and Michael Lindley are Executive Producers.