Thursday, 30 August 2012

Shezad Dawood film made in Preston premieres there on 4th September

Piercing Brightness production still showing the roof of Preston Bus Station. 
Courtesy of UBIK Productions Ltd

Piercing Brightness is a feature-length science fiction film by artist Shezad Dawood shot on location in, and inspired by, Preston in Lancashire. It will be screened for the first time in the UK at the Odeon in Preston on 4th September at a special red carpet event.

The film features over a hundred local people as extras and shows iconic Preston landmarks such as the Brutalist bus station, Avenham Park and Victorian covered market. Lancashire is an appropriate location as it is apparently the UK hotspot for UFO sightings.

The artist describes the film as a creative hybrid of My Beautiful Laundrette and Roswell. 

Is this a public artwork? Guess it's up for discussion but I like it a lot and hope to see it soon.

To find out more about the project, visit:

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