The Rock ‘n’ Roll world’s The Office
An adaptation of the hit Youtube comedy series of webisodes of the same name (created by Jonny Owen), Svengali depicts a big hearted rock ‘n’ roll adventure into the UK’s infamous music scene. Titled ‘the best on-line comedy on the net’ by The Evening Standard, the Youtube show has been rightfully developed to the big screen. Head to the bottom of the article in order to enter our competition draw!
From Youtube to the Big Screen
Boasting an entertaining cast of Martin Freeman, Katy Brand, Maxine Peake, and Matt Berry, as well as a number of real life rock stars such as Alan McGee and Carl Barât (The Libertines), Svengali is set to be an excellent addition to the UK music film genre.
Svengali tells the story of Dixie (Jonny Owen), a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature Congratulations’. He hunts them down and offers them his management services. They are young, arrogant, sexy and utterly magnificent. Putting their demo on a cassette tape, Dixie heads out onto the streets of London…
Innocent, wide-eyed Dixie embarks on a roller coaster ride through the most ‘infamous’ industry of them all. His partner and his sanity through it all is his soulmate Michelle (Vicky McClure). Every day is a battle for Dixie, totally broke and working for nothing to get his beloved band gigs, their egos grow with their stardom. The more successful ‘The Prems’ get, the greater the chances are of Dixie losing them. He has to decide what are his real priorities in life… his love of music or his love for Michelle.
You can watch Svengali at the Manchester AMC from this Friday 21st March.
Box office: 0161 817 3000.
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