Magazine article Screen International

Stephen Graham Drama Orthodox Set to Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Stephen Graham Drama Orthodox Set to Shoot

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EXCLUSIVE: Writer-director David Leon's feature debut, the first backed by Ingenious' SEIS fund, is set to shoot in and around Newcastle.

Shoot commences on March 31 in and around Newcastle on actor-director David Leon's feature debut Orthodox, starring Stephen Graham, Michael Smiley, Christopher Fairbank and Giacomo Mancini.

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xScreen Star of Tomorrow 2012 Leon has adapted the feature from his short of the same name [which starred the same cast], in which a man persecuted for his commitment to the orthodox Jewish faith (Graham) is pushed towards the fringe of the religious community. Taking up boxing as a means of self-defence, he quickly finds himself out of his depth in the criminal underworld.

Leon produces with Daisy Allsop. Boardwalk Empire and This Is England star Graham and Vicky Cristina Barcelona producer Gareth Wiley are on board as executive producers. …

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