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Star date: 10th March 2010

Ordsall Colgate Factory Toilets Star in Film

The toilets at the old Colgate Factory on Ordsall Lane have become the location for a new short film called Bog Standard, set in a loo.

The ten minute comedy is sure to put the Colgate Factory on the map, before it becomes part of the new `Ordsall Waterfront' plan.

Full story here…


How crap can life get? While Salford's Colgate workers lost their jobs, the lasting legacy, it seems, of their former workplace is a film set in its loos.

Bog Standard is written and directed by North West New Wave acolyte Colin Warhust, who also produced it with Chris Lane, and centres around a bloke who goes on a quick toilet break at work only to find there isn't any bog roll left. Or, as the blurb states…`All John wanted to do was poo…However it soon becomes a nightmare…'

The Colgate Factory provided the ideal location according to Chris...

"I had approached in the region of fifty commercial property agents, but as soon as I mentioned that I was looking for a toilet, the line would either go rather quiet, or I'd hear somebody chuckle" he recalls "In the end I got through to Canning O'Neil, who thankfully did neither and instead helpfully suggested that I take a look at the Soapworks on Ordsall Lane, which turned out to be perfect for our needs

"We had access to the whole factory, which was vast" he adds "and in a way it's a real shame that we were confined to a loo for the whole duration of filming."

The publicity blurb for the comedy runs: `Bog Standard guarantees to challenge the assumptions of what a film about Poo should be, favouring awkward comedy over obvious potty humour…The end result is a film that flushes away any toilet taboos and through the misfortune of our hero John, shows how futile the unwritten rules and codes of conduct for going to the toilet can ultimately be. At the very least, you are guaranteed to always check for loo roll in the future and avoid coming to a sticky end of your own.'

Lovely. It's being premiered in a private showing this Friday 12th March in the toilets of the Dancehouse Theatre in Manc-land. Don't think the choc ices will go down too well. It should also be screened at the Salford Film Festival later in the year.

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