Trailer and Poster Unveiled for Amit Gupta’s delicious romantic comedy ONE CRAZY THING Ahead of March Release
“Watch out for… Amit Gupta’s delicious romantic comedy ONE CRAZY THING, which is a love letter to London in the way Woody Allen’s Manhattan was to New York and Jean Luc Godard’s Breathless to Paris” Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
Amit Gupta's deliciously witty romantic comedy One Crazy Thing will open in selected UK cinemas from 18th March. The film stars Ray Panthaki (who also co-produces), Daisy Bevan and Dan Skinner.
ONE CRAZY THING is a charming modern romantic comedy with some truly wonderful performances from the all-British cast. Starring BAFTA ‘Breakthrough Brit’ Ray Panthaki and rising star Daisy Bevan (Phantom Thread, The Two Faces of January, the cast also includes Dan Skinner (Notes on Blindness, High Rise, The Ghoul) and David Bamber (Peterloo, Valkyrie, The Bourne Identity). The film opens in selected cinemas from 18th March, prior to its wider release In April.*
Jay Veer (Ray Panthaki) is a former popular TV star whose life and career have hit rock bottom thanks to a leaked sex video which unwittingly turned him into an internet sensation. Haunted by the scandal which has plunged him into viral notoriety, Jay eschews fame, and now helps manage his family’s Indian restaurant in London. His acting career is in tatters, his family feels shamed, and Jay worries constantly about being recognized. So when he meets the girl of his dreams - the bright, beautiful Hannah (Daisy Bevan), an American studying in London, Jay struggles to find a way to confront the errors of his past, and bravely face up to the future.
Produced by Dean Fisher and Ray Panthaki, ONE CRAZY THING is written and directed by Amit Gupta, whose first feature Resistance starred Andrea Riseborough and Michael Sheen was nominated for three BAFTAs and the a Writers’ Guild Award.
Following a strong Festival presence including the opening night Gala of London’s East End Film Festival, the film garnered some excellent early high profile reviews including:
"Funny, touching and beautifully performed” **** Henry Fitzherbert, Sunday Express
"Graced with an appealing cast and a witty script, Gupta’s third feature could easily gain acceptance with art-house and multicultural audiences both in the U.S. and overseas.” Hollywood Reporter
“Watch out for… Amit Gupta’s delicious romantic comedy One Crazy Thing, which is a love letter to London in the way Woody Allen’s Manhattan was to New York and Jean Luc Godard’s Breathless to Paris” Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
"Amit Gupta’s One Crazy Thing is incredibly witty and charming. And while it adheres to romantic-comedy conventions, it manages to make them seem fresh through some deft writing and some wonderful performances… One Crazy Thing is one crazy good film." Bollyspice
In the face of a harshly competitive era for independently produced films, we have scheduled a release which will run largely via the cinema-on-demand platform Our Screen (www.ourscreen.com), taking the form of a tour of key UK cities across the months of March and April 2018. Screenings go ahead when sufficient pre-sales of tickets are reached.
These are the initial dates and venues:
Genesis Cinema – Sunday 18th March 1pm
Crouch End Picturehouse – Monday 19th March 8.30pm
Henley Regal Picturehouse – Wednesday 21st Match 8.45pm
Stratford East Picturehouse – Thursday 22nd March 9pm
Ritzy Brixton – Saturday 24th 10.30pm
Brighton Duke of York – Monday 26th March 9pm
Greenwich Picturehouse – Wednesday 28th March 6pm
Bradford Picturehouse – Thursday 29th March 8.45pm
Amit Gupta’s ONE CRAZY THING is the perfect #DateNight movie
About Writer/Director Amit Gupta
Amit Gupta is a writer and director for theatre, film and television. His first feature, RESISTANCE, starring Andrea Riseborough and Michael Sheen, was nominated for three BAFTAs, Best First Feature by Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and the CineVision Award at Munich. His second film, JADOO, a drama comedy adapted from his own BBC Radio 4 play, premiered in Official Selection at the Berlin Film Festival 2013 and has played at over 50 international festivals.
Amit's stage plays include TOUCH (winner of the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers' Comptetion), OPTION which premiered at London’s Tricycle Theatre and CAMPAIGN, part of the Olivier Award nominated and Liberty Human Rights Award winning THE GREAT GAME, which toured the US in 2010/11.
His latest feature, ONE CRAZY THING, was the Opening Gala at the East End Film Festival. It is being released theatrically in the UK and the US in 2018.
About Lead actor & Co-Producer Ray Panthaki
As an actor, Ray has worked with filmmakers such as Sacha Baron Cohen, Danny Boyle and Gurinder Chadha. He has worked on stage, leading the RSC’s productuction of Tanika Gupta's THE EMPRESS and was nominated for a TMA for his role in another of Tanika Gupta’s plays, the brutally powerful GLADIATOR GAMES. His screen credits include 28 DAYS LATER (2002), BLESSED (2005) and THE WRONG MANS (2014). Ray’s latest drama COLETTE, directed by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice) which stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West in this film that follows the renowned French novelist, just received its World Premiere at Sundance.
His production credits include the cult, BIFA-nominated KIDULTHOOD starring Nicholas Hoult and Aml Ameen; CONVENIENCE (2013), featuring BAFTA winners Vicky McClure and Adeel Akhtar.
As a director, Ray made his debut with the award-winning hard-hitting short film LIFE SENTENCE (2013) about the UK's knife crime epidemic. It went on to win 'Best UK Short' at the East End Film Festival and was subsequently long-listed for a BAFTA.
About Co-Producer Dean Fisher
Dean’s first feature was the cult NIGHT JUNKIES in 2006, with a budget of only £45,000. His second feature CITY RATS became a UK top three hit when it was released by Revolver Entertainment in April 2009. In that year it also screened both at Slamdance and the East End Film Festival. Dean’s third feature films STORMHOUSE a high concept horror premiered at the prestigious Edinburgh Film, Scream Fest and was seen at Frightfest. 2012 saw the theatrical release of Dean’s fourth and fifth feature film INTERVIEW WITH A HITMAN, a crime thriller starring Luke Goss which was made in partnership with Kaleidoscope Film Distribution, North Star Ventures and Northern Film and Media. This was followed by THE MAN INSIDE, a boxing thriller starring Peter Mullan, Michelle Ryan, Ashley Bashy Thomas, David Harewood, Jason Maza, Carl Barat and Ray Panthaki. In August 2013 Dean went into production on his next feature film an Urban Comedy IT’S A LOT. The film stars a whole host of film actors, radio stars and key cast from the hit films Adulthood, Kidulthood and Annuvahood; followed swiftly by the gritty London crime thriller THE CONTRACT. Dean’s next project THE BROMLEY BOYS, a football comedy co-produced by TJ Herbert and starring Alan Davies, Martine McCutcheon and Brenock O’Connor will go on release in the UK in May 2018.
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