from Piggy - Making Of
Martin Compston (Joe) and Kieron Hawkes (Director) at the Premiere of ‘Piggy’
Writer-director Kieron Hawkes’ gritty British revenge thriller Piggy - which stars Martin Compston (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Paul Anderson (The Firm) and Neil Maskell (Kill List) - comes to DVD on May 21st, and to celebrate we have three copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of the lovely people at Metrodome.
UK entrants only please.
Image shows Kieron Hawkes, Johnny Lynch and Neil Maskell
So Tuesday 1st May this week it was the world premiere of ‘Piggy’ in London’s Westend. It was the film we was involved in straight after ‘Cockneys vs Zombies’ and the plush surroundings of tonight couldn’t be any further from where we filmed the scenes and I stayed during that time. Don’t get me wrong I loved South East London, the people, my little flat I was renting at the time but tonight saw what comes from sheer hard work from all involved when it was time to get swanked up and promote what I hope will be a success for Writer/director Kieron Hawkes, Producer Danny Potts and the stars Paul Anderson, Neil Maskell and Martin Compston and everyone else that was part of the cast and crew.
When the brother of mild mannered Joe is killed we are introduced to Piggy, a fresh dark hero for the vigilante genre. Death Wish in the new millennium. This is director Kieron Hawkes first outing directing a big screen movie and while it might not be perfect it’s got a great plot, interesting dialogue and a good cast. It has as they say, got something about it.
The story revolves around twenty something Joe (played by Martin Compston) Joe is bored with his mundane life as a messenger in the West End. Struggling to find a place for himself in the world the one person that he can count on is his brother. However, even his brother (played by Neil Maskell) has trouble after Joe is on the wrong end of a mugging. One fateful night he does go on out and a string of events leads to the death of his brother at the hands of a gang. Distraught and felling he is to blame Joe is not hopeful of getting any justice. That is until an old school friend of his brother comes a calling one night. His name is Piggy. Piggy pulls Joe out of his funk and sets about getting justice for his brother. As the two get closer, Joe is drawn into a bizarre and violent world, where the lines reality and dream become even more blurred and Joe’s new friendship might be more dangerous than he thought.
The story might not be that original, but Paul Anderson who plays Piggy puts in a performance of maniacal beauty and uncomfortable comedy. It’s doubtful if Hawkes had marvel comics in mind when writing this but Piggy could be a poor mans Batman, a happy shopper super hero, and you will love him for it. Neil Maskell is as ever excellent, and the murder captures the mundane brutality of such a crime as it is in real life. The rest of the cast are solid. I for one- would like to see another Piggy movie.
Here are a few interviews from tonights premiere from our friends James Helder and Kugan Cassius from IFilm London interviewing our friends Martin and Neil. Good work guys.
TRAILER FOR ‘PIGGY’ IS OUT LATER TODAY BUT FOR NOW HERE ARE A FEW FILM STILLS FROM THE FILM.
paul in a cute jumper
look at Martin! so cuuuuuute! *~*
and Paul…your hair! your jumper! your beard! your everything! <3
Martin Compston and Paul Anderson