Sucked into loans and finding themselves trapped by the astronomical interest rates of evil loan shark Danny Nolan, the desperate residents of Owen Street in Salford come to the conclusion that the only way to free themselves is by bumping him off. One fateful night at a rollicking sexy house party that’s exactly what happens and in this whodunit, they all did it.
They then draw lots to decide whose garden Nolan’s body will be buried in and everything starts to unravel with nervous hilarity as guilt and paranoia creep in. Each neighbour begins fearing that the others will betray them and that it’s just a matter of time before the truth comes out.
Things come to a head when a tough uncompromising woman starts asking awkward questions about Nolan, leaving the residents cracking under the pressure as they think she’s a copper. But Steph is Nolan’s wife, and she’s twice as evil as Nolan ever was.
Our story crackles with wicked laughs, wild party enthusiasm and grisly twists and turns – “edge of seat stuff” right up to the last second.
All of the above titles are a combination of funny, sometimes a bit twisted, mostly youthful, and above all entertaining stories that came out of an independent sector approach and they all progressed from cult status to mainstream success. These are all elements that exactly reflect Strangeways Here We Come.
Strangeways already has three exciting roles confirmed for Elaine Cassidy, Stephen Lord and Nina Wadia.
Elaine Cassidy, an award winning international talent, is hugely in demand and deservedly so having starred in monumental projects such as The Others with Nicole Kidman and taking a lead role in the massive CBS American series Harpers Island. She’s also starred in notable indie films such as Disco Pigs and And When Did You Last See Your Father? and has just finished Loft a thriller starring alongside Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller and Hollywood heartthrob James Marsden.
Stephen Lord is a star on British and American screens with titles ranging from blockbusters (Judge Dredd with Sly Stallone) to the edgy indy Route Irish to national TV series (Eastenders) under his belt. He’s currently starring in the hit show Shameless and brings a solid fanbase to the project. The eagerly anticipated Default in which Stephen co-stars with David Oyelowo is tipped to be heading for Sundance.
Nina Wadia, a national icon, is currently starring in the UK’s most widely watched night time drama, Eastenders. She first garnered acclaim for the breakout BBC hit show Goodness Gracious Me, as well as the sitcoms Perfect World, Chambers and All About Me. Nina has also appeared in numerous other TV shows including
Dr Who, Skins, Waking The Dead, New Tricks and The Vicar Of Dibley. Her varied film career has seen her working with Michael Winterbottom and Tim Robbins (Code 46), the Bollywood hit Namaste London and the comedy feature film Keith Lemon: The Movie.
PAUL NORTON WALKER
BAFTA nominated director Paul N. Walker has been helming award winning, much loved projects such as Shameless, Trollied, Scott and Bailey and numerous others including an impressive commercial portfolio. Paul’s signature directing is stylish, sumptuous and dramatically striking while his talent for comedy and timing make him a director of choice for actors and technicians alike.
Raiomond wears many hats – composer, producer and writer and his list of credits covers film, television, radio, theatre and multimedia works. His critically acclaimed feature film FOUR stars Bafta winner Martin Compston as well as the thriller/drama icons Craig Conway, Sean Pertwee and Kierston Wareing. Currently Four is being distributed by High Fliers in the UK, AT Entertainment in Japan and the rest of the world sales are being handled by WTF of France (http://fourthefilm.com/).
His last commercial for Nokia has racked up an immediate fan base on the internet. His feature scores include, I Can’t Think Straight, Manorama – Six Feet Under, Lycanthropy, and Ealing Comedy. His TV and radio credits range from Panorama to A Suitable Boy and The Raj Quartet. For a full filmography go to www.ohmyproductions.co.uk
Writer Chris Green has been a TV regular penning works for BBC, Channel 4 and Sky 1 including Dream Team, Offenders and the Dogma series. His first feature film Best Laid Plans was directed by the BAFTA winning David Blair and starred Stephen Graham, Maxine Peake and Daid O’Hara. In addition to writing quality stories for screens big and small, Chris writes a regular fashion based comic strip for GQ magazine called Modcop.
For further information please contact:
Oh My! Productions Ltd