Booked OutDirected by: Bryan O'Neil
Starring: Mirren Burke, Rollo Weeks, Claire Garvey and Sylvia Syms
Release Date: March 12 2012
Release Formats: Theatrical Tour (DCP), Blu-ray, DVD, EST
Ailidh (Mirren Burke) has two loves in this world: spying on her neighbours and writing graphic novels. The arrival of Jacob (Rollo Weeks - Girl with a Pearl Earring), inspires Ailidh and she soon begins conjuring up increasingly elaborate plans to bump into him. Upstairs, Mrs Nicholls (Sylvia Syms - The Queen) provides Ailidh with a perfect opportunity and she soon has Jacob teaching Mrs Nicholls dead husband French. Unfortunately, Ailidh's romantic endeavours are disrupted when she realises she isn't the only girl in Jacob's life. Featuring compelling performances from an exceptional cast of actors, the debut feature from Bryan O'Neil is a funny, unique and heart-warming story of love, life and moving on.
For more information please contact:
Bryan O'Neil at BON Productions
+44 7879 445 458
Production NotesTo download the production notes for the film click here
Upcoming Screening Dates
Sunday 8 April: Chichester: Chichester Cinema [event listing]
Tuesday 10 April: London: Hammersmith Studios [event listing]
Thursday 12 April: Guildford: Picture Palace [event listing]
Wednesday 9 May: Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith Film Theatre [event listing]
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The Guardian - Henry BarnesLink to review
"Mirren Burke delivers a fine performance"
"Ailidh's world view is infectious. You find yourself lead down into this kooky kerfuffle with a genuine, if bemused, sense of affection."
Entertainment Focus - Pip EllwoodLink to review
"Nothing about Booked Out is conventional and that's one of the reasons we loved it"
"Rollo Weeks is perfectly cast opposite Burke as the love interest Jacob"
"For a debut feature it's bold and refreshing refusing to pander towards a mainstream audience"
"Booked Out is vibrant, engaging, emotive and hugely satisfying"
Thoughts On Film - Ross MillerLink to review
"a ridiculously charming and loveable little film"
"a terrific, upbeat original score by Derek Yau and Mark West"
"an enigmatic performance from Claire Garvey"
"played wonderfully by Sylvia Syms"
"Burke's first feature performance here definitely makes her one to watch for the future"
"Sure to be one of the most charming indie movies of 2012, this is the type of intimate, funny and subtly involving film that gives the British film industry a good name"
The Film Review - Chris TosanLink to review
"It was an intense emotional rollercoaster that may challenge your cheeks to remain dry throughout, and it's one that I'd advise you ride at least once. Arms and legs inside the ride at all times"
Cine Vue - Jamie NeishLink to review
"pleasantly chirpy, heartfelt and witty"
"Weeks and Syms shine"
Movie Reviews - Louisa MellorLink to review
"The living personification of a Belle and Sebastian song"
"A comic sequence at a fancy dress party challenges Eagle vs. Shark for silliness"
"Booked Out is a warm-hearted film that should certainly raise a smile"
The Film Pilgrim - Natalie GallacherLink to review
"Burke stands out as main character Ailidh"
"Syms turns in a heartbreaking performance"
"Booked Out is an intriguing story of love and loss"
Movie Muser - Tim IsaacLink to review
"O'Neil acquits himself extremely well and is someone to watch out for in the future"
"a nice take on life, love and happiness for normal people in the 21st Century"
Film Juice - Helen GloverLink to review
"something appealing about Weeks' boyish charm and while at points his lines are few, he has genuine warmth and presence"
"some standout moments from Garvey and Syms"
Chris and Phil Present - Kimberley HowsonLink to review
"echoes the cartoon, care-free sentiments of the likes of Juno and Eagle vs. Shark"
"lovers of cinematic simplicity, romance, and all things kooky will get a great deal of enjoyment out of this little gem"
DVD & Blu-ray Details
DVD & BLU-RAY INFO SPECIAL FEATURES:
Interview with Mirren Burke
Interview with Rollo Weeks
Interview with Sylvia Syms
Interview with Claire Garvey
Commentary with writer/director Bryan O'Neil & Director of Photography Jordan Cushing
Deleted scenes with optional commentary with writer/director Bryan O'Neil
DVD TECH SPECS: R/T: 83 mins / Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 / Region: Free / Colour / Pal / Dual Layer / English Language / Surround 5.1 / Stereo 2.0 / Cert: TBC / Price: £9.99
BLU-RAY TECH SPECS: R/T: 83mins / Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 / Region: Free / Colour / Dual Layer / English Language / Surround 5.1 / Stereo 2.0 / Cert: TBC / Price: £12.99
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Previous Screening Dates
Tuesday 6 March: London: Prince Charles Cinema (World Premiere)
Monday 12 March: Glasgow: Glasgow Film Theatre [event listing]
Tuesday 13 March: Inverness: Eden Court [event listing]
Wednesday 14 March: Stirling: MacRobert Arts Centre [event listing]
Thursday 15 March: Edinburgh: Dominion [event listing coming soon]
Friday 16 March: Newcastle: Tyneside Cinema [event listing]
Saturday 17 March: Sheffield: Showroom Cinema [event listing]
Tuesday 20 March: Birmingham: The Electric [event listing]
Tuesday 27 March: Oxford: Ultimate Picture Palace [event listing coming soon]
Monday 2 April: London: Pheonix East Finchley [event listing]
BON Productions Ltd
T: +44 7879 445 458
T: +01 347 705 9043
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Booked Out Score
Listen to the Booked Out score composed and performed by Mark West of the Lost Cavalry and Derek Yau.
Booked Out Original Soundtrack by Booked Out
"OVERPOWERED" by Roisin Murphy
"IT WILL ALL END IN TEARS" by The Drums
"PETER PAN" by Teenagers in Tokyo
"AUTUMNAL" by Colorama
"I FORGET ITS THERE" by Lay Low
"DANSI DANS" by For a Minor Reflection
"SHE'S TIRED" by The Broken Vinyl Club
"FALLEN FLOWERS" by Mark West & Derek Yau
"JUMP SESSION" by Slim & Slam
"I NEED" by Tony Brent