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SALFORD FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE
 

Star date: 7th November 2010 

POOR WEE ME
Vue Cinema
Lowry Outlet Mall
Wednesday 10th November 8:30pm  Free

The 7th Salford Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday with the premiere of Simon Powell's top feature film Poor Wee Me, starring Paul Hurstfield, Tim Booth, Michelle Holmes, John Henshaw and Ian Mercer.

Full details here…


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With cameos from an array of well known faces, and some great acting from the main characters, Simon Powell's Salford-shot film Poor Wee Me is guaranteed to grip.

The film centres on Gavin Brooks (Paul Hurstfield), made redundant by both his boss and his partner. In the weeks that follow he has to come to terms with living alone and living a new `career' as yer friendly debt collector for the very pleasant but nasty loan shark Gabriele De Souza, played up by ex James front man Tim Booth.

De Souza soon promotes Gavin to `Team B', the violent wing of his debt collection business, just as the hapless anti-hero is trying to overcome his past aggressive behaviour. Will Gavin go vicious? Will he get his girl back?

Poor Wee Me would sit brilliantly on tv on a Sunday night as one of those `gripping gritty dramas'. But to see it on the big screen immerses you right into the action. It's got a great script, some really comic moments, absolutely top acting. And the film is shot in locations all over Salford, having been written and directed by Salfordian Simon Powell, who has managed to pull in an incredible cast…

Ian Mercer (Gary Mallett in Coronation Street and loads more); Tim Booth (lead singer James and loads of stage stuff); Michelle Holmes (Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Coronation Street etc); Paul Hurstfield (Dead Men's Shoes); John Henshaw (Looking For Eric, Early Doors etc); Lorraine Cheshire (Early Doors, Tittybangbang); Suranne Jones (Coronation Street). How did Simon manage to get them on board?

"I think it's because I'm putting myself out there and people are liking what I'm doing" he wrote in Salford Media Scene while he was making the film.

"I also think it's because there's a lot of rubbish being made out there, and they want to work on something that's got a bit of credibility and authenticity" he added "All my films tackle issues that have a background of poverty and I like to think they've got a bit of meat to them."

They certainly have. Simon's short films have already been shown at previous Salford Film Festivals. This year, Poor Wee Me is being publicly premiered at the Festival as the main event. And well deserved. Don't miss, if you can still get a ticket.

POOR WEE ME
Vue Cinema
Lowry Outlet Mall
Wednesday 10th November 8:30pm  Free

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