Image above: Poster for Never A Master Plan
Film to premiere Wednesday 24 May
West London is set to take centre stage this month with the premiere screening of a new feature film, Never A Master Plan. The film, which marks the drama debut of documentary filmmaker Giorgio Guernier, will be screened in Ealing and at a major London film festival.
Never A Master Plan tells the story of a group of young actors, musicians, students, and artists in their 20s and 30s who are striving to find their place in the world while living on the fringes of the capital and struggling to cope with limited opportunities and money.
The film is a realistic snapshot of modern city living and features an energetic indie soundtrack by Big Boys, The Dils, Kikagaku Moyo, and La Quiete.
Giorgio Guernier, who wrote, produced, and directed the film, told The Chiswick Calendar:
“It’s my tribute to cinema vérité and to the London creative community. I have a documentary background and I’ve always been interested in people and the reality in which they live.”
The film features performances by up-and-coming French actress Margaux Billard, supported by a troupe of non-professional actors, including Allegra Shock, Ella Clayton Bell, Sandro Crisafi, and Thomas Rossi. The characters are based on the real-life experiences of the actors and their dialogues are improvised.
“I’ve added to the recipe a pinch of rock music, a genre I’ve grown up on and which was the subject of my first film, Suburban Steps to Rockland.” The film also features surprise appearances by drummer/guitarist Jonah Falco and counterculture music legends singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan and bass player Mike Watt.
Never A Master Plan promises to be a poignant and honest portrayal of the struggles and dreams of young creatives in London. The trailer for the film can be viewed on Vimeo.
Image above: Celeste (Allegra Shock) and Lee (Margaux Billard) in a scene from Never A Master Plan, the new feature film written and directed by Giorgio Guernier about a group of creative Londoners told through a series of interconnected vignettes.
Ealing screening details
The premiere screening in Ealing will be followed by a Q&A with Never A Master Plan writer, director and producer Giorgio Guernier and members of the cast.
Wednesday 24 May at the Ealing Project Cinema (1 High Street, Ealing London W5 5DB) at 8.00pm – ealingproject.co.uk