VERTIGO RELEASING IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT PHILIP BARANTINI’S BOILING POINT HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR 4 BAFTAs
We are delighted to announce that BOILING POINT has been nominated for 4 BAFTAs including Outstanding British Film, Leading Actor for Stephen Graham, Outstanding Debut and Casting. The film won 4 BIFAs last December including Best Supporting Actress for Vinette Robinson, Best Casting for Carolyn McLeod, Best Cinematography for Matthew Lewis and Best Sound for James Drake, Rob Entwistle and Kiff McManus.
Stephen Graham (The Irishman, Boardwalk Empire, The Virtues) plays Andy Jones, a head chef pushed to his limits on this busiest night of the year. The film is directed by Philip Barantini, who we previously worked with when we released his debut feature, Villain. Barantini and co-writer James Cummings adapted BOILING POINT from Barantini’s BIFA-nominated short of the same name, which also starred Graham. The film is produced by Bart Ruspoli and Hester Ruoff. BIFA-winner Vinette Robinson (Sherlock, Black Mirror, Star Wars Ep: IX), Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Snatch), Ray Panthaki (Colette, Marcella), and BAFTA winner Malachi Kirby (The Devils, Small Axe) star alongside Graham.
The film received its UK Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October at the Prince Charles Cinema. This followed the World Premiere at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival back in August, where Robinson won a jury award for her performance. The film is currently playing in UK and Irish cinemas to widespread acclaim, and is available on digital platforms.
BOILING POINT was a one-take production with its expected shoot schedule halved to two days, in order to complete filming before lockdown commenced. Shooting wrapped just five days before the pandemic forced the government to shut down the film industry, making it the last film to be on set in March 2020. Nearly all of the post production was completed remotely during the first lockdown.
BOILING POINT is an Ascendant Films (Villain) and Burton Fox Films production in association with Matriarch Productions, Bromantics, Alpine Films, Urban Way and Three Little Birds Pictures. The finance was provided by White Hot Productions and Samahoma Media Advisors who negotiated finance from Insight Media Fund.
BOILING POINT also marks the debut feature film of Matriarch Productions, an entertainment production company founded by actors Stephen Graham and Hannah Walters. Championing diversity and inclusivity, the company was established in 2020 with the aim of providing a much-needed platform for underrepresented voices and stories across both film in television in the UK.
Synopsis: This is ‘Magic Friday’, the last Friday before Christmas and the busiest night of the year. Andy Jones, Head Chef at one of the top restaurants in London, is battling debts, addiction and an imploding personal life. The pressure is already on when health and safety services unexpectedly show up for inspection. Shot in a single take, in and out of a kitchen reaching boiling point.