See this Sheffield-produced film on the cinema big screen

A film made by a Sheffield-based production company has made it to the big screen.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 10:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 11:40 am
Macy Shackleton as Polly in Sheffield-produced film The Runaways.
Macy Shackleton as Polly in Sheffield-produced film The Runaways.

The film, called The Runaways, is about three runaway children and their two donkeys who embark on a journey across the North York Moors in a search for their estranged mother. It was released in cinemas nationwide earlier this month.

The film brings together stars of two Yorkshire-made British film classics, The Full Monty's Mark Addy and Steve Huison, and Brassed Off's Tara Fitzgerald.

It also features 22-year-old BAFTA award winning actress Molly Windsor who has won praise from critics and fans alike for her performance in ITV drama Cheat and also BBC drama Three Girls.

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The Runaways, certificate 12a, also stars former Coronation Street bad boy Lee Boardman, along with Macy Shackleton and Rhys Connah.

The film, which comes from from Slackjaw Films and Westcliff Productions, is the debut feature from director Richard Heap, who is also a producer along with Sheffield's own Mark Thomas and Mario Roberto.

Richard Heap said: “I’m really excited to share the film. Other than the acting, the reason I’d really encourage people to see the film is that it shows Yorkshire in should a beautiful light.

“We filmed in September, and the heather was spectacularly purple. The landowners said it was the best display for a decade.

“Like me, I think many people from Sheffield take weekend breaks round Whitby and the North York Moors and we tried to capture the town and the area.”