New independent thriller - shot in Sheffield - coming to Don Valley Bowl drive-in cinema

A new British independent thriller, shot on location in Sheffield, is to be screened at a drive-in cinema at Don Valley Bowl.

By Nik Farah
Sunday, 9th August 2020, 10:43 am

‘Break’ is a life affirming rags-to-riches story, following the troubled but talented Spencer Pryde (Sam Gittins) - a gifted inner-city kid, wasting his life on petty crime and violence, until a chance encounter with a former ‘eight ball’ pool champion, Vince Qiang (David Yip), and tough guy club owner, Ray (Rutger Hauer), presents him with the opportunity to turn his life around.

The film was due to be released in April, but was postponed due to COVID-19, and is now being rolled out across UK drive-ins, by BREAK Films and Scanner-Rhodes Productions.

Actor and producer, Terri Dwyer, said: “Being an independent film, we were hugely affected by Covid-19, and didn’t know when or where we could release our film.

Don Valley Bowl drive-in cinema to show new independent thriller - shot in Sheffield

“After 10 years of hard work we wanted to give Break a release it deserved.

“We were in Sheffield to coincide with the World Snooker Finals and we thought an open-air drive-in at Don Valley would be the perfect place to host our event.

“We would like to thank Sheffield Council for their support in arranging the first ever drive-in to Sheffield.”

The Drive-In, at Don Valley Bowl on August 22 and 23, is open to the public and will give a new experience of watching films in the comfort of your own car.

The audience will be able to order refreshments online to be delivered directly to their vehicle, along with contactless payments. There will be toilet facilities available and the sound will be broadcast via a FM transmitted and tuned in via the car radio.

Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure at Sheffield City Council, said: “Covid-19 restrictions have led to the cancellation of so many of our favourite events and activities so it’s fantastic that we can bring a weekend of movie entertainment to Sheffield, offering something for all ages.

"Ii promises to bring all the magic of the movies, in a safe and controlled environment.”

Visit breakfilms.co.uk to book and for details.