Toyah has been confirmed for three film projects which will either be seen or shot in 2014 including 3 SIDES OF THE COIN, Aaaaaaaah! AND KALEIDOSCOPE MAN
3 SIDES OF THE COIN
The Tom Lawes-directed short film 3 Sides Of The Coin will be seen at Cannes Film Festival this May. The psychological thriller is produced by Electric Flix. View the trailer.
Emma has loved and lost in a big way. Brought up by hard working but poor farmers, Emma moved to London and met Brendan, a wealthy, much older stockbroker. Attracted by her looks and charm they lived together until the crash in 2008. Six months later Brendan is convicted of mis-selling pension funds and sentenced to four years imprisonment. However, prior to the conviction he transferred his assets into Emma’s name, temporarily making her very wealthy. After a public outcry, the FSA investigate Emma seizing her assets.
Emma’s parents, disapproving of her relationship, and shamed by Brendan’s prosecution, abandoned her, leaving her destitute. All she retained are the clothes on her back and a single coin given to her by Brendan on their one-year anniversary. With few options available other than living on the London streets, Emma heads back into the countryside and totally rejects money. She drifts from place to place, looking for casual work on farms and country estates. Refusing to be paid with cash, all she asks is for food and shelter.
Increasingly bitter, Emma looks for revenge against the institutions that destroyed her life. Bankers, landowners, yuppies and the upper classes all line up in her sights. She gains their confidence and plans their murder. She spins the coin. Tails she leaves, heads she executes them.
Aaaaaaaah! (the number of a’s in the title is important) is a Steve Oram-helmed film in which there’s no spoken dialogue, but everyone communicates like monkeys. As the director of the film, Steve has promised “lots of inappropriate sex and violence.”
As The Velvet Onion reported recently, It will be a self-financed venture, and stars Steve himself, Julian Barratt, Tom Meeten, Green Wing’s Julian Rhind-Tutt, Toyah Willcox and Hannah Hoekstra, star of Hemel, the sexually explicit Dutch arthouse movie. Shooting for Aaaaaaaah! begins in April and will be produced by Sightseers‘ Andy Stark. Oram and Meeten will play the part of marauding characters who encroach into hostile territory, while Barratt is “the ex-alpha male who’s been deposed and has been living in the garden.”
See Toyah’s tweet for a photo of Toyah and Steve Oram in an improv workshop for the film.
Toyah will play the role of Clare Dove in the forthcoming British spectacular sci-fi feature Kaleidoscope Man. The film is currently in production from UK Film Director, Simon Cox and is the realisation of a project that Simon has been developing for nearly 10 years.