Say Your Prayers

Vinette Robinson and Harry Melling star in British Comedy 'Say Your Prayers', set in Ilkley

Released on demand 28th September

British comedy feature film set in Ilkley

The highly anticipated Say Your Prayers, a British comedy set in Ilkley, is released on demand in the UK from 28th September. Led by Harry Melling and Tom Brooke, two of Britain’s most promising up and coming actors spring boarding from major franchises such as Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, the duo play two radical Christian hitmen. The feature film is part financed by Screen Yorkshire.

Orphaned brothers and Christian radicals, Tim and Vic, arrive in Ilkley with the relatively straightforward task of assassinating Professor John Huxley. However, after a classic case of mistaken identity, they find themselves having murdered the wrong man. Now stuck in the town during Ilkley’s busiest weekend, they wait for the arrival of a foreboding mentor to give them instruction. The mission must still be completed – that’s providing Vic’s rage, Tim’s doubts or the efforts of foul-mouthed Detective Inspector Brough don’t get in the way first.

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Harry Melling and Tom Brooke star in British Comedy 'Say Your Prayers', set in Ilkley

British Comedy 'Say Your Prayers' is set in Ilkley

Filming in Yorkshire was such a wonderful experience. Ilkley was integral to the storyline, so it made complete sense to base the production there. Not only were we able to access a huge range of filming locations, we also had the benefit of financial and logistical support from Screen Yorkshire. We were able to recruit some truly brilliant local crew, including our location manager, production designer and art director, as well as some fantastic trainees, who now have their feet firmly in the door of the industry.

Helen Simmons, Producer, 'Say Your Prayers'

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Filming Locations

The pretty Yorkshire town of Ilkley, famed for its brooding moor, is integral to the darkly comedic storyline of Say Your Prayers. Part financed by Screen Yorkshire, the production crew filmed on location all around the area, at locations including at Ilkley Moor, Ilkley town centre, Otley, Harrogate, Yeadon Town Hall and Oulton Hall in Leeds, Allerton Castle and Menston and Keighley in Bradford District.

Say Your Prayers is written and directed by British filmmaker and comedian Harry Michell (Chubby Funny, Guinea Pig) and produced by Helen Simmons (Chubby Funny, F*CK), it stars a slew of homegrown talent including Harry Melling (Harry Potter franchise, The Lost City of Z, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Tom Brooke (Game of Thrones, The Death of Stalin, Bodyguard), Anna Maxwell Martin (Philomena, Motherland, Code 404), Roger Allam (The Thick of It, The Lady in the Van, Endeavour), Derek Jacobi (Gladiator, Good Omens), Vinette Robinson (Sherlock, The A Word) and Flora Spencer Longhurst (Unforgiven, The Maltese Connection).

Roger Allam stars in British Comedy 'Say Your Prayers', set in Ilkley

Say Your Prayers, released by Central City Media, is a Guinea Pig Production with Aimimage Production in association with Independent and Featuristic Films. Financing came from Screen Yorkshire, Ivy Gate Films, and Umedia.

Executive producers include Independent’s Andrew Orr, Screen Yorkshire’s Hugo Heppell, Ivy Gate Films’ Roger Le Tissier and Frances Le Tissier, Featuristic Films’ Julien Loeffler and Fabrice Smadja, Kevin Loader, Andy Brunskill, Farah Abushwesha, Matt Wilkinson, David Leigh and Jack Meeus.