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Danny – a lonely factory worker, intimidated by life – is battered and humiliated in front of his kids in a random act of violence.
His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. On the verge of total breakdown he decides to fight back. He meets a group of night-club doormen who take him in and give him the confidence to stand his ground. As he is drawn deeper into their world he becomes embroiled with the local gangland boss, setting in motion a chain of events with shockingly brutal consequences.
Clubbed is the feature film debut of Coventry-based screenwriter Geoff Thompson, and is based on the Screen WM-funded, BAFTA-nominated digital short Bouncer (2002). The film is semi-autobiographical, taken from Geoff’s life as a factory worker turned bouncer then writer, and loosely adapted from Geoff’s best-selling book Watch My Back. The story is set in the 80s Coventry nightclub scene, and is a coming of age tale of Danny’s fight to overcome crippling low self-esteem by confronting his fears and demons on the doors of a Coventry nightclub.
The director is Neil Thompson, who has directed over 150 music videos for all the major record companies, over 50 television commercials for some of the world’s leading brands, two award-winning short films and worked as a producer/director in broadcast television. The producer is Martin Carr and the production company is Formosa Films.
Clubbed wrapped principal photography in April 2007. Filming of the production took place in both Birmingham and Coventry.
- Production Company: Formosa Films
- Director: Neil Thompson