We recently announced the winner of our Save the Curzon Soho Film Treatment Competition as Ed Edwards with his 'Curse For Curzon' treatment which highlights the plans to close the iconic cinema in an original, immediate and fun way.
We're now looking for you, the passionate fans of the cinema, to star in the film and are holding two morning filming and script sessions at Curzon Soho ahead of the film being shot and screened in Curzon Cinemas in the next few months.
In the 'Curse For Curzon' film, we'll see staff from the cinema, customers, film fans, actors and campaign supporters around the different areas of Curzon Soho re-enacting their favourite curse scenes from films albeit with a nod to the cinema potentially closing.
All you need to do to be involved is email firstname.lastname@example.org with your favourite curse scene from a film, insert the words 'Curzon Soho' in there somewhere and we'll email back with a time on either Tuesday 13th October or Wednesday 14th October for you to come down to Curzon Soho, meet the team and perform your chosen quote to camera. If we like it, you'll be in the film.
The scene or quote could be anything from Ben Kingsley's rant in Sexy Beast to one of Richard E Grant's drunken outbursts in Withnail & I and with so many celebrity supporters of the Save Soho and Save the Curzon Soho campaigns, you may end up appearing on screen alongside several famous faces!
Get involved, get cursing and help us Save the Curzon Soho!
SOHO IS UNDER THREAT
Curzon Soho is an icon of independent cinema in London and has recently been declared a 'surface of interest' by Transport for London, meaning that the much loved cinema could be destroyed to make way for Crossrail 2 developments.
The online petition to Save Curzon Soho is here.
The wider online petition to Save Soho is here
Curzon Cinemas and Shooting People joined forces to launch a new competition aimed at supporting new filmmaking talent. The competition asked new filmmakers to submit a treatment for a ninety second film to be made by the winning filmmaker and screened across Curzon venues and online to highlight the proposed plans to close Curzon Soho.