Magazine article Screen International

In Production: Hello Carter

Magazine article Screen International

In Production: Hello Carter

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Writer-director Anthony Wilcox's London-set debut feature Hello Carter is a comedy adapted from his buzz short of the same name.

AD Wilcox, whose credits as AD include The Deep Blue Sea, Bright Star, Hot Fuzz and The End Of The Affair, corralled an impressive team including acclaimed cinematographer Andrew Dunn and actors Charlie Cox, Paul Schneider and Jodie Whittaker.

The film charts a man's attempt to win back his ex-girlfriend in a 24-hour whirlwind journey across London, and was partly inspired by Wilcox's love of the UK capital.

"The project started as a group of characters I was interested in and a desire to set something in the London that I recognised. I wanted to reflect the unfortunate recent trend of job lay-offs but also the nomadic lifestyle the city invites.

"One of the challenges was that our story takes place over 24 hours, so continuity was always an issue," continues Wilcox.

"We also had babies, cats, non-professional actors, a 10-hour day on a live underground train and locations we had to find for ourselves -- so there was plenty to keep us thinking. …

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