BOILING POINT was a one-take production with its expected shoot schedule
halved to two days, in order to complete filming before lockdown commenced.
Shooting wrapped just five days before the pandemic forced the government
to shut down the film industry, making it the last film to be on set in
March 2020. Nearly all of the post production was completed remotely during
the first lockdown.
BOILING POINT also marks the debut feature film of Matriarch Productions,
an entertainment production company founded by actors Stephen Graham and
Hannah Walters. Championing diversity and inclusivity, the company was
established in 2020 with the aim of providing a much-needed platform for
underrepresented voices and stories across both film in television in the
This is ‘Magic Friday’, the last Friday before Christmas and the busiest
night of the year. Andy Jones, Head Chef at one of the top restaurants in
London, is battling debts, addiction and an imploding personal life. The
pressure is already on when health and safety services unexpectedly show up
for inspection. Shot in a single take, in and out of a kitchen reaching