A film produced by Staffordshire University film lecturers and shot on location in and around Stoke-on-Trent is to get its first live screening
7pm – 10pm
Running Naked (15) is a movie about Mark and Ben, friends since meeting as teenage cancer patients. After showing at Beijing and Portland International Film festivals, the film by North of Watford Films premiered online in February during World Cancer Week.
The film stars Matthew McNulty (Domino), Andrew Gower (Carnival Row), Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education), Tamzin Merchant (Carnival Row) and features a score by Craig Potter of Elbow.
Funding came from private equity and more than 60 postgraduate and undergraduate students worked on the film which was shot over 20 days in summer 2018. However, the film’s release was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Running Naked will have its first live screening at Mitchell Arts Centre on 21 October followed by a Q & A with the film’s producers Andy Paton and Mike Knowles, film lecturers at the University. Tickets cost £7 which includes a free drink.