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Philip Barantini Boiling Point Interview

Director Philip Barantini: how I made one-take feature film Boiling Point

After 20 years of acting in shows like Band of Brothers, Chernobyl and Humans, Philip Barantini has now transitioned into directing.

Barantini has now taken the idea of his 2019 short film BOILING POINT and turned it into a feature film starring Stephen Graham (Line of Duty Snatch). The film is notable for having been shot in just one take, proving anything is possible.

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BOILING POINT was released in theaters on November 19, 2021 and is out now on digital and on demand.

Read our review of Boiling Point.

Co-written with James Cummings (A Place for Everything), Phillip Barantini (Villain) directed BOILING POINT. Along with Stephen Graham (Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Greyhound, The Irishman), it stars, Vinette Robinson (Morgan), Alice Feetham (“Save Me”), Hannah Walters (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Malachi Kirby (“Curfew”), Izuka Hoyle (Mary Queen of Scots), Taz Skyler (The Kill Team), Lauryn Ajufo (“Holby City”), Daniel Larkai (Villain), Lourdes Faberes (Someone You Love), Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ray Panthaki (Colette).

In BOILING POINT, on the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, charismatic, commanding head chef Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) balances along a knife’s edge as multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything he’s worked for. A surprise visit from a health and safety inspector sets the staff on edge as the overbooked hotspot begins to fill with guests. Jones alternately berates and cajoles his diverse staff, trying his best to diffuse tensions between management and his crew, while catering to the ridiculous demands of customers.

Credits

Presenter: Sean Johnson
Video Editor: Jack Judd
Intro, VFX/Titles & Artwork: Richard Williams
Stills and/or footage courtesy of: Saban Films/IMDb