GLOVES OFF features an all-star British cast including Brad Moore, Ricky Tomlinson, Denise Van Outen, Paul Barber & Alan Ford
Britflicks went behond the scenes of GLOVES OFF, when we visited them on location in Leeds. Take a look at our featurette below with Brad Moore, Denise Van Outen, Ricky Tomlinson, Paul Barber, Laurie Kynaston, Gary Cargil and Kab Silva.
Synopsis: GLOVES OFF is about Doug (Brad Moore), who after the sudden death of his trainer during his championship fight, has inherited a crumbling debt-ridden gym, packed with a mixed bag of crazy would-be boxers (Ricky Tomlinson, Paul Barber, Alexei Sayle).
Doug has to raise £50,000 sharpish or risk watching his trainer and mentor’s legacy re-possessed and transformed into a jumped-up Pilates parlour for stock brokers. Doug agrees to train a gypsy woman’s (Denise Van Outen) brother to fight in a £100,000 winner-takes-all bare-knuckle contest against the ‘King of The Gypsies’.
Directed by Steve Nesbitt and co-written with lead actor Brad Moore (North v South, Golden Years), GLOVES OFF features an all-star British cast including Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family, Mike Bassett: Manager), Denise Van Outen (Keith Lemon: The Film, Run for Your Wife), Paul Barber (The Full Monty, Only Fools and Horses), Alan Ford (Snatch, Cockneys vs Zombies) and Alexei Sayle (The Young Ones, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
Winner of Best Feature Film at the British Independent Film Festival (BIFF) 2018, GLOVES OFF is a feel-good, British comedy about a group of friends risking life and limb to save their beloved boxing gym.
Director, Steve Nesbitt - “GLOVES OFF is a comedy drama with genuine dilemmas and obstacles to overcome. The characters are complex, their relationships involved and fraught, but the laughs come with a seasoning of slapstick and satire, mixed with tonal performance-based humour.” “I wanted it to have easy to watch editing to welcome our viewers into a world of familiarity and belonging.”
Lead Actor & Co-Writer, Brad Moore “GLOVES OFF is a piece of entertainment but it also represents to me what people can achieve when they pull together and pride kicks in.”
CEO, Boxing Futures, Anthony York “We’re delighted to be the charity partner for the Premier of GLOVES OFF. As a small fish in a big pond, punching above our weight, the theme resonates with Boxing Futures strongly. Fighting against the odds, sticking together and rolling with the punches, for a common goal.”