March 24th 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GRANDVILLE PICTURES ROLLS OUT INTO THE WELSH VALLEYS WITH THE START OF PRODUCTION ON “THE BAKER”
March 27, 2006 — Grandville Pictures and Picture Farm Ltd. are pleased to announce the start of principal photography on THE BAKER.
THE BAKER, a charming, quirky comedy is the feature film debut of writer/director Gareth Lewis. It will be shot entirely on location in South Wales for six weeks from March 27th.
THE BAKER stars Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers, Stormbreaker) in the title role, alongside Michael Gambon (Layer Cake, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead, The Best Man). The film is a first time collaboration between brothers Damian and Gareth Lewis.
Producer/Actor, Damian Lewis: “My producing partner in Picture Farm Ltd, Adrian Sturges, is leading from the front as we near our start date of March 27th for “The Baker”. Picture Farm is delighted to be in partnership with Grandville Pictures on our first UK based feature. My brother, Gareth, wrote and will direct “The Baker”. It’s a great feeling to be working with him as one of his producers. I am just getting my head around being bossed about by him as one of his actors…..”
Milo’s a hit-man on the edge. When something snaps inside his head and he fails to fulfil a contract, he has to escape the city to avoid the wrath of his employers.
Pursued by a ruthless colleague with a thing for rubber gloves, he hides out in a remote Welsh village, where he is mistaken for the new baker. Forced to bake to maintain the cover, what he discovers is nothing short of a revelation – when he bakes, all his worries seem to disappear. When sparks fly with the beautiful local vet, he decides to start a new life as a baker. But with his past about to catch up with him Milo discovers that you can’t always have your cake and eat it.
The BAKER is a comedy about life, love and second chances.
The BAKER is being produced by Adrian Sturges, Damian Lewis, Justin Williams, and Dan Shepherd.
Producer, Justin Williams: “The Baker is a wonderful script from writer/director Gareth Lewis, with enormous commercial potential. The calibre of the creative and technical team coming on board is exceptional. With Adrian Sturges, Dan Shepherd as producers and Damian Lewis as both producer and lead actor, Grandville Pictures is pleased to be involved with such a talented group on such an exciting project.”