Principal photography has now begun on historical comedy, Seize Them! directed by Curtis Vowell (Baby Done, Fantail).

BAFTA winner, Aimee Lou Wood (’Sex Education’, Living), leads a cast including Lolly Adefope(‘Shrill’, ‘Ghosts’, ‘This Time with Alan Partridge’), Nicola Coughlan (‘Bridgerton’, ‘Derry Girls’), Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Paul) and Jessica Hynes (‘W1A’, ‘Spaced’).

Seize Them! is a female led comedy set in dark ages Britain that is funny, tender and outrageous. Queen Dagan (Aimee Lou Wood) is master of all she surveys, with an ego to match – until she’s toppled by a revolution led by the charismatic Humble Joan (Nicola Coughlan). The Queen becomes a fugitive in her own land, a hefty bounty on her head. With the help of Shulmay (Lolly Adefope), a former servant with a lot of secrets – and Bobik (Nick Frost), a shit-shoveller who wants more out of life – Queen Dagan must face every conceivable hardship and danger as she embarks on a voyage to win back her throne. She also has to face up to the very worst parts of herself. Can she become Queen again? And can she become a better person while she does it? And what if she has to choose?

Seize Them! is written by Andy Riley (‘Veep’, Ron’s Gone Wrong) and is produced by Damian Jones (Absolutely Fabulous The Movie, The Lady in the Van) and Matthew James Wilkinson (Days of the Bagnold Summer, Yesterday). Executive produced by Nigel Green, Jack Webb, Sophie Meyer, Paul Grindey and Andy Riley; the film is financed by Entertainment Film Distributors who are also releasing the film in the UK and Ireland.

Producer Damian Jones says of the project: “We are very excited to be working with the funniest young actresses around today in Aimee, Lolly and Nicola as well as the epic Nick Frost and Jess Hynes. Backed by one of the best distributors in the UK in Nigel Green and EFD we feel privileged to be bringing this project to the big screen.”

Nick Frost adds: “The chance to shoot in Wales, the land of my Fathers, with Aimee and Lolly saying the terrific words, out loud, that Andy Riley has written, was a sweet temptation I found hard to resist.”

Seize Them! Will shoot over 6 weeks in Kent and Wales.

pic credits: Aimee Lou Wood (Credit Matt Holyoak) / Nick Frost (Credit Pal Hansen) / Nicola Coughlan (Credit Campbell Addy ℅ Netflix)

 

Jon Creamer

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