British crime caper / gangster film Hackney’s finest to be released in UK cinemas 3rd april 2015 and onDVD & on demand 13th April 2015.
Special Music Event on Friday 3rd April 2015, with live performances by The Cassettes, Chris Wise and The Hidden Revolution + two other prominent British newcomers
London: Thursday 12th March 2015 – As The Roadhouse in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is closing its doors on 1st June, after hosting several cult bands (such as Elbow and The White Stripes), it has announced that it will be ‘hosting some memorable gigs’ on the run up to the final gig on 31st May. One of these gigs will be to promote a new British gangster film, Hackney’s Finest, that will be released by Trinity Film in UK cinemas from 3rd April 2015, and on DVD and On Demand from 13th April 2015. The gig, entitled “Hackney’s Finest – Film Launch Event”, on Friday 3rd April, will see Oldham band “The Cassettes”, who have the opening credits title track in the film, reform for one night only. The Cassettes held notoriety in Manchester in 2007, when they became favourites on BBC Introducing (Radio Manchester) and supported iconic Australian rock band INXS.
Also on the bill will be fellow soundtrack contributors, Mancunian band “Chris Wise & The Hidden Revolution,” whose frontman was recently on tour as a session musician with Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott. The line-up is completed by two acclaimed new acts: North Londoner Jimi Raine and Liverpool band Collectors Club, who have had their new singles mixed by Stereophonics/Manic Street Preachers producer, Jim Lowe, and Grammy/Brit Award winning producer, Steve Levine, respectively.
Trinity Films will be showing exclusive clips from the film and trailers of Hackney’s Finest on the night. The event will be hosted by award-winning Journalist, TV and Radio Presenter, John Robb, and actor/producer of the film, Arin Alldridge.
Inspired by the heroin scene in Hackney in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Hackney’s Finest is an irreverent and darkly comic tale of greed, corruption and survival, told with a wink and a knowing smile. It is the first feature from writer Thorin Seex and director Chris Bouchard (The Hunt For Gollum – the phenomenally successful viral short film), and is produced in association with Framestore – the Academy award-winning digital studio behind Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity.
Hackney’s Finest follows Sirus (Nathanael Wiseman), a courier controller come small-time drug dealer who gets caught in an elaborate trap set by two corrupt policemen (Arin Alldridge and Malcolm Tomlinson) with a private vendetta against him and his motley crew. What follows is a riotous night of violence between Sirus, the detectives and an unlikely bunch of Welsh-Jamaican arms dealers, drug-trafficking Afghan cousins and unrelenting Russian thugs.
Doors will open at 7.00pm. Venue closes at 10.30pm. Tickets are £6 in advance, available from TicketWeb and £7 on the door.
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