Barely a year after its serialisation for Channel Dorset Television ("Broadcasting Across the County") Gordon Tanqueray's explosive thriller "A Rum Do" has made it to the big screen.
Impressed by the low budget television series, thrupiecefilm moguls have invested heavily in the new version (renamed Last Man Standing which is directed by the darling of the up and coming generation Steven Soderbone. Starring Jason Stourpaine and Neva L'Aida Finerona the film was critically received at the recent Longburton ("The Dorset Cannes") Film Festival and is set to premier at the Crendell (Threadbone) Film Festival in June.
"Jason is the perfect DI Stiller", opined Myrtle Gutteridge, film critic of the Belchalwel Mercury, "playing him with the mixture of insouciant angst which is so characteristic of his recent work". Also single out for praise is Neva L'Aida Fingerona in what, the star herself admits, is her most challenging role. "It required serious acting", she said, "something I've never attempted before". That she succeeds is hardly in doubt. "Her every gesture is pitch perfect", Ms Gutteridge continued, "and she is getting better at delivering her lines, even if there's some way to go".
Last Man Standing goes on general release in late June.
Gordon Tanqueray's A Rum Do has now been adapted for both television and the big screen.
Last Man Standing Official Trailer (thrupiecefilm)