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MANCUNIAN MAN: THE LEGENDARY TALE OF CLIFF TWEMLOW

MANCUNIAN MAN: THE LEGENDARY TALE OF CLIFF TWEMLOW

  • Directed by Jake West
  • Starring Oliver Tobias, Barry Twemlow, Max Beesley, John Saint Ryan, Ginette Gray, Brian Sterling-Vete
  • Post-Film Q&A with Director Jake West hosted by FrightFest’s Paul McEvoy
  • 2023 | 124mins | UK | (18)

The film with be followed by Post-Film Q&A with Director Jake West hosted by FrightFest’s Paul McEvoy


Bouncer. Novelist. Composer. Screenwriter. Producer. Star. To ‘80s UK audiences, Cliff Twemlow was all of these and then some. For more than a decade, in fact, Twemlowwas the UK’s most prolific indie filmmaker. But in Manchester, he was – and remains – a legend.

 

Between 1982 and 1993, Twemlow gathered a devoted team of local doormen, martial artists, variety performers, club DJs, models, girlfriends, gym friends, family members and B-listers to create his own cut-rate Hollywood empire. Shooting on early pioneering video technology, composing all the music himself, and working on nearly nonexistent budgets, Twemlow and his unlikely ensemble of misfits crafted gangster films, horror films, spy thrillers, sci-fi epics and beyond. Perhaps best known for 1983’s ultra-violent G.B.H. (GREVIOUS BODILY HARM) – which was banned as one of the notorious Video Nasties – Cliff Twemlow’s unbelievably true story is now told by Jake West – director of the documentary VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP & VIDEOTAPE as well as the features ’RAZOR BLADE SMILE and DOGHOUSE – and Severin Films through exclusive interviews, insane film clips, rare behind-the-scenes footage and more.