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 is an Ascendant Films (Villain) and Burton Fox Films production in association with Matriarch Productions, Bromantics, Alpine Films, Urban Way and Three Little Birds Pictures. The finance was provided by White Hot Productions and Samahoma Media Advisors who negotiated finance from Insight Media Fund.

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 UK.

Synopsis: 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 boiling point.

Boiling Point

Director: Philip Barantini
Cast:  Stephen Graham, Jason Fleming, Ray Panthaki

UK Release: Cinemas 3rd December 2021