Wingmen: A New Hull Based Movie Production
There's a genuine palpable buzz around town, as creative people in Hull are feeling the focus of attention shifting towards our little northern city. Soon to be the country's next city of culture. The arts, music and culture of the city are all hot topics at the moment. Especially street art and the urban culture of Hull, seems to be where focus is turning, to find the next big thing. And one local film production company is riding the wave of enthusiasm for all things Hull with their latest film about the go into full swing. Wingmen Films is a local production company currently developing the feature film WingMen, the story of a wannabe local rapper and his bumbling manager as they are find themselves embroiled in increasingly strange and ridiculous situations, in their effort to become a legendary musical duo.
WingMen is a mockumentary that lays bare the mistakes, muck ups and misadventures of two idealistic idiots, as they are unwittingly manipulated by the film-maker Adrian Soulson, who is banking on turning the pair into a laughing stock. He's searching for the next "street sonneteer" when he happens across Dale Yelland, a rapper who goes by the name of F-Skittles (The ‘F’ is silent), and his friend and manager Scott Meekings. After witnessing the so-bad-it’s-good quality of the pair, Adrian goes against his brief to follow the duo’s attempts to make it to London and get F-Skittles signed to a record label. Along the way, Adrian set’s up situations to trip up the self-styled “wingmen”, but somehow the not so dynamic duo blunder through, and somehow come out on top when faced with the "dream-squashers" of society.
WingMen is the brainchild of writers/producers Paul Preston and Adrian Louth, along with producer Lucy Meer and Bart Wedolowski. Paul and Adrian are actors and screenwriters who have worked together for well over a decade, playing off of their friendship to create two lovably endearing characters. WingMen will be the first feature film for the pair, and with any luck it will be the first of many. Lucy is the driving force behind pushing the production forward, full of enthusiasm off the back of being a production assistant on the film ID2 that was filmed in Hull earlier this year. Bart is the co-owner of the successful production company .
Much like the fictional pair in the film, the film-makers of WingMen are winning out against all the odds. Having secured support from BAFTA winning producer Chris Hee, and with directing coming from the extremely talented Joshua Leo Dorfman, the production is set to be a phenomenal success. Just like the pair in the film, they're destined to break out of Hull for the bright lights of London. But, like the film itself, their roots will always be firmly embedded in Hull.
The production is due to go into full swing in mid-August, with shooting locations planned in both Hull and London. With crew and equipment secured, the production company are looking for support to bring their vision to the screen, through the crowd funding site Indiegogo. Where anyone can become a funder of the film, and in return for any donation from £10 upwards, they can become immortalised as a supporter of this new and exciting project.
Keep up-to-date with the latest news of the production by joining the WingMen facebook page. And if you want to become part of the production, then a donation of whatever you can afford would be gratefully received. Find out more by going to their Indiegogo page.