Halesowen College lecturer Jez Alsop has directed his first feature film – which stars Gregory Piper.
Fixed is about what happens the night before gambler Daz Clemance leaves Birmingham to start a crime free life in Spain. The story follows Daz and his fateful night where he is beaten, stabbed and left for dead. Gregory Piper, who appeared in BBC’s Line of Duty as PC Ryan Pilkington, plays Daz’s estranged son. Daz is played by Nicholas Clarke and the film also stars Laurence Saunders who has appeared in Doctor Who and The Bagley Boys.
Film and media lecturer Jez said: “We felt that the story had resonance, because it depicts a man who is devastated financially following an accident at work. He turns to gambling and crime, and it seemed like it reflected the harsh realities for a lot of normal working people. We knew we wanted to make a feature film but we had very little money, so we worked on an idea that we thought would be realistically achievable, made the production values as high as we could and it just worked.”
Fixed was filmed in 20 days in one location at The Lampworks Studios in The Jewellery Quarter in between Covid lockdowns.
Jez has worked at Halesowen College for 15 years and has already written and directed short films and music videos. Fixed is his first feature film.
It is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, SkyStore, Googleplay and Xbox.