Boiling Point by Philip Barantini
As if running a restaurant already a high-anxiety situation, director Philip Barantini turned up the heat by filming this restaurant drama Boiling Point in a long one-shot sequence.
The film stars Stephen Graham (Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Greyhound), Vinette Robinson (Morgan), Alice Feetham (Save Me), Hannah Walters (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Malachi Kirby (Curfew0, Izuka Hoyle (Mary Queen of Scots), Taz Skyler (The Kill Team), Lauryn Ajufo (Holby City), Daniel Larkai (Villain), Lourdes Faberes (Someone You Love), Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and Ray Panthaki (Colette). Philip Barantini (Villain) directed the movie he co-wrote with James Cummings (A Place for Everything).
Here is the official synopsis:
In Boiling Point, on the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, charismatic, commanding head chef Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) balances along a knife’s edge as multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything he’s worked for. A surprising visit from a health and safety inspector sets the staff on edge as the overbooked hotspot begins to fill with guests. Jones alternately berates and cajoles his diverse staff, trying his best to diffuse tensions between management and his crew, while catering to the ridiculous demands of customers.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with director Philip Barantini on the production and development of the long one-shot sequence of the film. We talked about the one-shot decision, the restaurant, and the challenges of pulling this film off.
Philip Barantini has performed in front of the screen for more than two decades in impressive projects, including Band of Brothers, Chernobyl, Ned Kelly, and Humans. He transitioned to be behind the camera and made his first short film Seconds Out with Robbie O’Neill. He directed the crime drama last year with Villain a few episodes of the television series The Responder. Boiling Point is a full-length feature film based on the BIFA-nominated short film of the same name.
Boiling Point is in select theaters today. It follows with an On Demand and digital release on Tuesday, November 23.
Watch the exclusive interview with Philip Barantini below. Let us know what you think of the interview.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Saban Films