VALENTINE'S DAY PREMIERE
Pinpoint Films were delighted to partner with Marie Claire; inviting their readers to share in a unique online UK premiere of A Guide To Second Date Sex, our latest 2020 film release, on Friday 14th February. The film was viewable for a total 24 hours only. This Premiere has now ended. Thank you to all those Valentine’s Day movie lovers who joined us!
After a chance encounter at a tacky, London nightclub, unlucky in love Ryan (George MacKay) and Laura (Alexandra Roach) drunkenly arrange to go on a proper date. The following week, Laura arrives at Ryan’s house expecting to go out for the Indian meal they discussed via text. However, an ill-informed pep-talk from Dan (Michael Socha), Ryan’s lascivious housemate, convince Dan that his date is “not travelling all the way across town for an onion bhaji”, but for sex. How bad can a second date go? Laura and Ryan find out …
In 2010, as a recent graduate of RADA, Alexandra Roach was given the incredible opportunity to co-star in a film with screen icon, Meryl Streep. The film was the Oscar and Bafta winning, THE IRON LADY, and she had the huge task of taking on the role of a young Margaret Thatcher. The part was ‘splendidly portrayed’ (The Telegraph) and with ‘pluck and intelligence’ (The Hollywood Reporter) and it firmly placed the young actress as one of the most exciting actors to emerge that year. She was invited by SCREEN INTERNATIONAL to be included and shot for its prestigious STARS OF TOMORROW portfolio.
Since then, she has built a really impressive list of credits in her short time out of drama school. Her film works includes a memorable and sweet Countess Nordston in Joe Wright's ANNA KARENINA starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Alicia Vikander; Winifred in TESTAMENT OF YOUTH again with Vikander, Kit Harrington and Taron Egerton, the heart-breaking PRIVATE PEACEFUL with Jack O’Connell, George Mackay, Richard Griffiths and Maxine Peake; and most recently she played Doreen in the epic Universal Studios movie THE HUNTSMAN WINTER’S WAR with Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron.
Not stopping at film, Alexandra has a huge appetite for television and she has given standout performances in comedy dramas UTOPIA and NO OFFENCE ("filthily funny” - The Telegraph and “a vibrant, rich and warm comedy” - The Guardian) for Channel 4, and the brilliant dark comedy HUNDERBY by Julia Davis; the dark and twisted INSIDE NO.9 written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, the award-winning writers behind Psychoville and The League of Gentlemen; ‘Carrie’ in the episode ‘Black Museum’ part of the 4th season of BLACK MIRROR' on Netflix also starring Letitia Wright.
She is also filming the ITV series SANDITON, based on the unfinished 1817 novel by the English writer, Jane Austen. The cast also stars Theo James, Jack Fox and Rose Williams.
British actor George MacKay is considered one of the UK’s most exciting young talents, crafting a career across film, television and theatre.
George has starred in a number of critically acclaimed productions for which he has gained recognition. He received nominations for 'Most Promising British Newcomer' at the British Independent Film Awards and 'Young British Performer of The Year' at the London Critics Circle Awards for his work in The Boys Are Back. George was nominated as ‘Best Male Newcomer’ at the Jameson Empire Awards, has received a BAFTA Rising Star and was awarded the ‘Best Film Actor’ Scottish BAFTA Award for his work in For Those in Peril. In addition, he was selected as one of the ten best European actors at the Berlinale Shooting Stars and received the prestigious Chopard Trophy, awarded to a rising male and female actor, at the Cannes Film Festival.
George will next be seen in Justin Kurzel’s The True History of the Kelly Gang where he takes on the role of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly, starring alongside Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, and Essie Davis. The film will be released later this year. He will also be seen in the Ophelia, a film re-imagining the classic Shakespeare play. George is currently filming 1917, the new film from Sam Mendes who has also written the screenplay alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The film follows two young British soldiers on a single day at the height of World War I. George leads a cast including Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is slated for release on 25th December.
George was most recently seen in Been So Long, a movie-musical, written by Che Walker and directed by Tinge Krishnan that premiered at the London Film Festival and also starred in the recently released Where Hands Touch, by Amma Asante. George’s other film credits include Marrowbone, which premiered at the San Sebastian Film Festival in September 2017, as well as Cannes Film Festival winner Captain Fantastic. He has also starred in Bypass, Pride, Sunshine on Leith, How I Live Now, Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson, Foreign Parts, Private Peaceful and Hunky Dory.
On screen, George was seen in original Hulu miniseries 11.22.63., as well as leading an episode of Sky Arts series Likely Stories and appeared in BBC One’s The Outcast. Other credits include Best of Men, The Old Curiousity Shop, Johnny and The Bomb, and BBC’s BAFTA and Emmy nominated Tsunami: The Aftermath.
George made his theatre debut in early 2014 in Ian McEwan’s The Cement Garden, directed by David Aula. He was then in a revival of Eugene O’Neil play Ah, Wilderness at The Young Vic, directed by Natalie Abrahami. George most recently appeared at The Old Vic in Matthew Warchus’ production of The Caretaker.
Emma's film credits include comedy feature THE FESTIVAL for Fudge Park. Other credits include independent feature HOLLYWOOD DIRT directed by Tosca Musk, the role of Rebecca in THE PHYSICIAN directed by Philip Stolz and Frankie in PLASTIC for Gateway Films. Emma also played the role of the Red Queen in ABC'S ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND.
Named as one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’, Michael Socha is a multi-talented, dynamic actor. Having studied with the Carlton TV workshop, Michael has gone on to receive rave reviews for performances on stage, television and film.
Having started off in short films and theatre productions, Michael has gone on to lead roles in THE ALIENS, WONDERLAND, BEING HUMAN Season 4. He is perhaps best known for his role in THIS IS ENGLAND – the film, and subsequent television episodes, THIS IS ENGLAND ‘86/’88/’90.
Michael can now be seen in HBO’s CHERNOBYL starring alongside Jared Harris, Stella Skarsgard and Emily Watson starring and will soon be seen in feature film KILLERS ANONYMOUS which also stars Gary Oldman and Jessica Alba and Tommy Flanagan.
He was recently seen as one of the leads in the remake of PAPILLON where he lead alongside Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek and in THE KEEPER, where is plays the second male lead to David Kross. His film SIX FROM EIGHT, the true story of boxer Paul Connolly (played by Michael) and feature LOVE SPREADS, where he plays the lead, will be out soon.
He was recently seen opposite Steve Buscemi in CRAZY DIAMOND directed by Marc Munden for Channel 4, in Sony’s feature WALK LIKE A PANTHER with Steven Graham and as the lead role in feature film DOUBLE DATE which also stars Tom Sturridge.
His film SUMMER won the Scottish BAFTA for Best Feature Film.
As well as working on camera, Michael is a key player of the theatre world, having acted in numerous plays. He received great acclaim for his performance in THIS IS LIVING, along with GLAMOUR, HE’S TALKING and DARK OF THE MOON (to name a few).
Tom Bell is a comedian and actor, having shown his versatility across a huge range of projects. He is one of the main performers on the BBC’s flagship satirical comedy show “The Mash Report”, was the lead in the latest series of Project Greenlight for HBO, alongside Matt Damon & Ben Affleck, and recently starred alongside Keira Knightly in “The Aftermath”.
Other credits include “Press” (BBC/PBS ), Lovesick (Netflix), Episodes (BBC) as well as two Star Wars films: “ The Force Awakens” and “Solo”
Upcoming projects include Harlots (Hulu) and This Way Up (Channel 4/Hulu). He is also one of the creators and performers of the huge hit Edinburgh Fringe show “Knightmare Live” which transferred to London’s West End and continues to tour.
Rachel is currently adapting the bestselling novel, A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas as a feature film for Tempo Productions and Constantin Film.
Rachel recently wrote, SPICE GIRLS, a biopic for Showtime and was associate producer to Bryan Elsley/Balloon Entertainment on KISS ME FIRST for Channel 4/Netflix, writing one episode. She is also working on the original projects, SUGAR for Hat Trick, ALL DRESSED UP for Playground, DEVIANTS (book adaptation) for Film Auro and EMPRESS, a Roman epic for Dancing Ledge.
Rachel has written the screenplay of Emma Garcia’s debut novel NEVER GOOGLE HEARTBREAK for Shooting Script Films and is attached to direct.
Her first feature film, POWDER ROOM, produced by Damian Jones at DJ Films and starring Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone and Oona Chaplin, was adapted from her stage-play, WHEN WOMEN WEE, which ran at the Edinburgh Festival and Soho Theatre.