A Funny Film about Brexit?
SEASIDE SPECIAL is an affectionate, up-close look at Britain’s last original end-of-the-pier variety show, and how its local heroes are preparing for the 2019 summer season. A tribute to handmade entertainment, with quintessentially English humour. No effects, no celebrities, no digital tricks, but very British, authentic, funny, rousing.
In the sleepy seaside town of Cromer in Norfolk, we meet a colourful cast of inspiring and original characters and experience a microcosm of modern Britain in the midst of tremendous change.
Seaside Special is a German-Belgian co-production, gorgeously shot on 16mm film, with a brass band score by the Fabulous Steve Willaert Brass Band, winner of the Cambridge Film Festival Audience Award and a „Special Mention“ at the Hofer Filmtage 2021.
Written and directed by Jens Meurer
Production: Judy Tossell, Jens Meurer, Cloe Garbay, Bastien Sirodot Cinematography: Torsten Lippstock, Bernd Fischer
Sound: Paul Parsons
Editing: Matthieu Jamet
Music: Steve Willaert
Editing WDR: Jutta Krug
Production: Instant Film & uMedia
Supported by: BKM and FFA, Belgian Tax Shelter, DFFF Distributor: Farbfilm
World Sales: Deckert Distribution