I was contacted by Garfield Hall an associate and public relations and marketing member for the Antwerp Dolls team asking if I could photograph at the Question and Answers event at London’s Mayfair Hotel on a Friday night. Not having been here before finding and arriving early was easy the cars on display outside were amazing and the hotel itself was out of this world! A 5 Star hotel for a reason! People who had tickets for this event started to arrive and it was good to be introduced to the team beforehand to discuss the order of the evening and how best to capture the moments. A short film was to be played, followed by their Q&A before the main feature for the evening and a longer Q&A which was interesting hearing how the idea of the film was formed and the huge project at hand to see it through to completion before everyone got together for more one to one questions and photographs.
The Antwerp Dolls is a new UK film produced by first time writer Jake L Reid which has a casting from proven and well known actors to newbies making their way up the acting ladder. This is a film about British crime and gangster film. I know we all may have seen some see these types of films before but its part of our society and I have an overall appreciation for them. This is a great way for talented people to begin a career in the world of film. The Antwerp Dolls. Tommy Callaghan (Wing) is an old-school East end gangster who is a little bit past his prime. To try and show the rest of London and his critics that he’s still got it, Tommy plans to forge a lucrative relationship with Ray (Payne) and Max Ferrino (Cronin), the Belgium mob. Tommy has his best couriers on a job to intercept a package. Unfortunately for him, former employees Mike (Anderson) and Sonny (Cutler), a pair who find him way past his prime, have the package intercepted causing a whole load of trouble for all parties involved.
It’s a good and easy story to follow with the one liners of insult you could imagine in a film of this genre. Reid deserves a round of applause as this guy is very talented indeed. A name to look out for in the future of film making for sure. Available on DVD in July and currently available to view on all the usual film formats, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Sony etc