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The Goob is the first film to be made under iFeatures2, the second iteration of Creative England’s groundbreaking filmmaking scheme.
The Goob is one of three greenlit from Creative England and its iFeatures2 partners the BFI Film Fund, BBC Films and the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund.
Its budget of £415,000 is higher than the original £350,000 announced at the launch of the scheme due to the ambitious nature of the film, which will see some scenes filmed live at Swaffham Raceway during banger and stock car racing.
The Goob, from writer/director Guy Myhill and producers Lee Groombridge and Mike Elliott of EMU Films (Catch Me Daddy), is an emotionally charged tale of divided family loyalties played out over a sizzling hot summer.
Sean Harris (Prometheus, Southcliffe, Red Riding trilogy, 24 Hour Party People), Sienna Guillory (Luther, Resident Evil Retribution) and Hannah Spearritt (Primeval) head up the cast, which also includes first time actor Liam Springs (above) as Goob Taylor.
The original screenplay is set in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland England, where Goob has spent each of his 16 summers helping his mother run the diner and harvest the surrounding beet fields.
When his mother shacks up with stock car supremo and ladies’ man Gene Womack, Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. However, Goob’s world turns when exotic beet picker Eva arrives. Fuelled by her flirtatious comments, Goob dreams of better things.
iFeatures2 Executive Producer Tristan Goligher said: “From a strong team of filmmakers with an excellent cast, The Goob promises to be a very special film. It will capture a slice of England that we’ve never seen on our cinema screens before.”
Chris Collins, Senior Executive in the BFI Film Fund, said: “Guy is a singular talent and The Goob promises to be a distinctive feature debut, taking its audience on an entertaining and ultimately uplifting journey into Norfolk’s raucous rural demi-monde. We wish all the team the very best for the shoot.”
Steve Jenkins from BBC Films said: “It’s great to kick off the next iFeatures trilogy with The Goob, Guy’s unique vision of sex, stock cars and sugar beet. The production team and cast are really strong and will deliver a very special film.”
Shooting of The Goob will continue for four weeks.