Paddy Considine’s highly anticipated Journeyman is screening in cinemas across the UK from Friday 30 March 2018. It is the second feature from the multi talented writer, director & actor Paddy Considine following his BAFTA Award winning directorial debut Tyrannosaur. Filmed in Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley with investment from Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund.
Paddy Considine, known for his roles in Dead Man’s Shoes, Red Riding, The Bourne Ultimatum and Macbeth, not only writes and directs Journeyman, but also stars, alongside Jodie Whittaker (One Day), Faraz Ayub (Honour), Tony Pitts (War Horse) and Paul Popplewell (’71).
Journeyman tells the story of middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton. As he approaches the end of his career he knows that he must make his money and get out of the game, to secure a home and future with his wife and baby daughter. After a titanic fight with the brash and controversial Andre Bryte, Matty collapses on his living-room floor, a delayed reaction to a devastating punch. Awaking from the coma, the real fight begins. Suffering from memory loss and with his personality altered, Matty must begin to piece his life back together as his world disintegrates
Journeyman, Considine’s second directorial feature wrapped mid-April 2016 after a six-week shoot in Yorkshire at locations including Barnsley, Sheffield and Doncaster. Additional scenes were filmed in Leicester.
‘Journeyman’ is produced by Inflammable Films, based in Sheffield, supported with investment from Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund, with additional finance from Film4, the BFI and the Wellcome Trust. STUDIOCANAL is on board to handle the UK release and Cornerstone Films will oversee international sales and distribution.
THE TIMES: This is delicate drama, lovingly executed