Richwater Films are delighted to announce principal photography has commenced on feature film Top Dog. The picture is being shot on location across London.
Top Dog is produced by Jonathan Sothcott (Vendetta, Assassin) and directed by Martin Kemp (The Krays). Top Dog is written by Dougie Brimson, based on his original novel, and stars Leo Gregory (Green Street, Cass), Ricci Harnett (28 Days Later, Rise Of The Foot Soldier), Vincent Regan (Bonded By Blood, Clash Of The Titans), Danielle Brent (Ill Manors), Lorraine Stanley (London To Brighton) and also introduces rising British acting talent, George Russo.
Hooligan gang leader, Billy Evans (Leo Gregory), is above the law. He knows it, and they know it. And when you regard the law as an irrelevance, all kinds of opportunities can open up for you. Especially when you begin to exert your increasingly powerful influence over the back street pubs and clubs of East London. But he’s about to discover that this time, he’s finally pushed his luck too far. And this time it isn’t the law he’ll have to contend with. It’s something far more dangerous.
Producer Jonathan Sothcott, Richwater Films, said,
“Our aim with Top Dog has always been to make an iconic genre film like The Football Factory or Green Street. In Dougie Brimson we have perhaps the top hooligan writer in Europe and the script he’s turned in is superior even to his cult novel which it is based on. Finding the right director to bring Dougie’s story to the screen was crucial and in Martin Kemp we have an exciting film-maker with a phenomenal wealth of experience who’ll bring a really gritty panache to the movie. I’m delighted to be giving Leo Gregory the platform to deliver a truly game changing performance and with him locking horns with Ricci Harnett and Vincent Regan, the scene is set for a truly epic British gangster movie.”