Eaten By Lions
Director: Jason Wingard Starring: Antonio Aakeel, Jack Carroll, Asim Chaudhry, Johnny Vegas, Nitin Ganatra, Kevin Eldon and Darshan Jariwal Run time: 99 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12 Language: English (no subtitles) | Year: 2018 | Country: UK
A laugh out loud and wryly written British comedy about two half brothers who were brought up by their grandma in Bradford after their parents were accidentally killed by lions in a safari park. On their grandma’s sudden death the teenage boys are looking for family care, but while one brother Pete, of English parentage, gets foisted on his controlling English aunty, the other brother Omar travels to the fabled holiday resort of Blackpool in search of his real Asian dad. Both brothers unable to cope with being separated soon end up together on the riviera of the North, but as Omar discovers his new orthodox Muslim family all mayhem breaks loose.
Q&A with Jason Wingard, Antonio Aakeel & Jack Carroll
Eaten By Lions is Jason’s second feature film. His first feature 'In Another Life' won best UK feature at Raindance 2017 and has been nominated for a BIFA discovery award. Jason Wingard is an award-winning director who comes froma shorts background. Accolades have included, Grand Prize Virgin Media Shorts 2011, Best Documentary First Light Movies 2012 Best Sitcom Pilot for COFILMIC 2014 and UNESCO Bradford City of film film maker of the year 2015. His BFI funded short film Going To Mecca played at Palm Springs, Rio and Berlin. He has produced two shorts for Creative England I-SHORTS.