Film - Eaten By Lions


One Mother, Two Brothers, Three Dads... The award-winning comedy, Eaten By Lions, is coming to Digital and DVD next month. Watch the trailer...

Omar and Pete are half-brothers. When their Gran passes away, they go on a life changing road trip to find Omar's birth father. Armed with a biscuit tin containing a birth certificate, a photograph and their deceased mother’s diary, the pair of likely lads head on a quest that will change their lives forever. Along the way they meet a dodgy fortune teller, their racist aunt and uncle and a seedy guest house owner. What could possibly go wrong? What follows is a hilarious journey of self-discovery and the true meaning of family, set amongst the bright lights of Blackpool.

Jack Carroll and Screen International's 'Star of Tomorrow' Antonio Aakeel star in this independent British film. Antonio also recently won the Emerging Artist Award at the Eastern Eye: Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards for his stand out performance in Eaten By Lions. The film also stars comedians Asim Chaudhry and Johnny Vegas  as well as Vicki Pepperdine, Kevin Eldon, Hayley Tamaddon and Nitin Ganatra.

Director Jason Wingard said: “The story is essentially about the importance of family. I wanted the viewer to forget about incidentals such as race or disability and focus on the characters. It’s an attitude we applied to everyone in the film really. The story deals with big contemporary issues (class, diversity, disability, inter-racial relations, foster and adoption, sexuality, love, life and death) in a sharp and often irreverent way. A comedy with heart without skimping on laughs.”



Eaten By Lions will be available on Digital Download on 22nd July and on DVD from 29th July, both available to pre-order now.

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