Ever since I saw 2006’s London to Brighton, I knew that Writer Director Paul Andrew Williams was a filmmaker to keep an eye on, and I wasn’t wrong.
London To Brighton was Paul’s first feature film and to this day remains one of my favourite films and most certainly one of my favourite UK films and with a cast of at the time, unknown names (to me) and a storyline that pushes the envelope of what you could show in a thriller, this film is one that has to be seen and blew me away at the time (and still does now, whenever I revisit the film)
Following up from that, Paul Andrew Williams gave the world crime horror comedy The Cottage (2008) and home invasion drama Cherry Tree Lane, (2010) before changing direction with the super sweet film Song for Marion (also known as Unfinished Song) featuring Terence Stamp as the widower who honors his recently deceased wife’s passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong. Lovely film, but get the hankies ready!
Over the years Paul carried on delivering quality project after quality project and also never held back with the much needed seriousness add toughness that the films needed such as the true life stories Murdered By My Boyfriend (2014) and Murdered For Being Different (2017) which are really hard to watch, but as well they should be. Paul then spent a few years helming TV mini series such as episodes of Broadchurch (2017) , Strangers (2018) , and A Confession (2019) before the news broke that Paul was headed to another feature film, and this is where the point of this article comes into play.
Signature Entertainment have now announced Bull, the new film by writer/director Paul Andrew Williams will be released exclusively at UK Cinemas from 5th November
Bull will take us into the world of a former gang enforcer (played by Neil Maskell) who, after a 10 year absence, comes back to his former stomping ground to even up a few scores left unresolved. Alongside Neil Maskell, the cast is filled with so much talent, including David Hayman (Help, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Tamzin Outhwaite (The Haunting of Alice Bowles, BBCs Eastenders), Kellie Shirley ( The King Of Thieves, BBCs Eastenders) David Nellise (TV’s A Confession, Sherlock) and many more. Bull is going to be fantastic and im super excited!
According to a Deadline article Paul Andrew Williams stated “Bull is a story I have wanted to tell for a while and, despite its violence, has a strong emotional pull with a father’s love for his son at the centre of it. I think we have made a really cracking film with two fearless central performances from Neil and David. We made this under exceptionally challenging circumstances during a worldwide pandemic, and I am very grateful for the commitment and hard work from all the cast and crew.”
To say that Bull is on my top anticipated films of the year is a huge understatement. Paul is on a very short list of filmmakers who in my opinion has delivered 100% quality with every single project I have seen of theirs. There’s no pressure there Paul!
There are screenings of Bull this October at the BFI London Film Festival. You can buy tickets here
Screenings taken place on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of October.
You can find out more about the festival here https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/
Signature Entertainment presents Bull exclusively at UK Cinemas from 5th November