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The Goob

Genre:
Comedy/Drama
Logline:
An emotionally charged tale of divided family loyalties played out over a sizzling hot summer.

Development

Production

Completed

We're in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding pumpkin fields. When Mum shacks up with swarthy stock-car driving supremo and ladies’ man Gene Womack, Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. However Goob’s world turns when exotic pumpkin picker Eva arrives. Fuelled by her flirtatious comments, Goob dreams of better things. 

The Goob is Written and Directed by Guy Myhill and Produced by Lee Groombridge and Mike Elliott.

The Goob, filmed on location in Norfolk, stars Sean Harris (Prometheus, Southcliffe, Jamaica Inn, Red Riding Trilogy, 24 Hour Party People), Sienna Guillory (Luther, Resident Evil Retribution), Hannah Spearritt (Primeval) and first time actor Liam Walpole as Goob. 

Festivals and Awards

  • The Goob had it's World Premiere at Venice Days Festival in August 2014 
  • It had its UK premiere in the 1st Feature Competition at The BFI London Film Festival in October 2014. 
  • Guy Myhill was nominated for Best British Newcomer at The BFI London Film Festival.
  • The film won the top prize, the Golden Hitchcock, at Dinard Film Festival in October. 
  • It had its Nordic premiere at Stockholm Film Festival in November and won the award for Best Music.
  • Won Best Achievement in Production at the BIFA's & was nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Sienna Guillory) & Best Newcomer (Liam Walpole)
  • Had its US premiere at SXSW in March 2015.
  • Liam Walpole is nominated for Best Newcomer at the National Film Awards 2015.
  • Won the Cineuropa award at the Fifa Mons International Love Film Festival in February 2015.

For updates on the film check out The Goob twitter page.

You can also check out their IMDB page.

International Sales represented by The Bureau Sales. UK distribution represented by Soda Pictures.

The Team

Guy Myhill - Writer/Director

For the last ten years Guy has worked extensively in film, television, theatre and media education and has produced material for every major British broadcaster.

He produced and directed film and visuals for Hoi Polloi Theatre Company leading to two Edinburgh Festival Gold awards, a long-term residency at the Barbican and tours across the USA, Australia and Japan.

Lee Groombridge - Producer

Lee has a background producing music video's and TV commercials and recently made the move to theatrical releases with The Chemical Brother's film "DON'T THINK", directed by Adam Smith.

Don't Think's release coincided with the shooting of Lee's second music/drama crossover; Daniel Wolfe's "TIME TO DANCE", starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Lee currently works at London based production company Somesuch & Co and in November was awarded the Music Video producer of the year at the 2012 UKMVA's

Mike Elliott - Producer

Mike Elliott has worked on 40 feature films and has production experience in Europe, America, India, China, Africa and the Middle East.
In his prior role as 1st Assistant Director he  worked alongside Michael Winterbottom, Lars Von Trier, Woody Allen, Jane Campion, Edgar Wright, Matthew Vaughan, Guy Ritchie & Lynne Ramsay.Now producing under his EMU Films banner, his most recent producing credits are Daniel Wolfe’s CATCH ME DADDY (BFI, FILM4, Studio Canal, Screen Yorkshire), which premiered as part of Cannes’ 2014 Directors' Fortnight, Guy Myhill’s THE GOOB (Creative England, BFI, BBC) and, under the Sky Playhouse banner, Stewart Sugg’s THE CRUISE, starring Jane Horrocks & Jason Watkins.Upcoming projects include Daniel Wolfe's & Guy Myhill's second features, THE BALLAD OF JIMMY MCCABE, written by Johnny Harris and directed by Thomas Napper, WE GET AROUND, written by Gbolahan Obisesan, directed by Adam Smith and PSYCHICS, written and directed by Anthony Neilson.Past producing credits include several episodes of Sky’s 2012 PLAYHOUSE season, among them - Jim Cartwright's KING OF THE TEDS, starring Tom Jones, Brenda Blethyn and Alison Steadman; Jeremy Brock's WALKING THE DOGS, starring Emma Thompson, Eddie Marsan and Russell Tovey; and Iain Softley's THE MAN, with Stellen Skarsgaard, Hayley Atwell, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Fry.

Previously Mike co-produced Tony Grisoni's BAFTA nominated short KINGSLAND (2010) for Cinema Extreme, as well as the BAFTA winning drama THE UNLOVED (2009), directed by Samantha Morton and produced by Revolution Films for Channel 4. He line produced Michael Winterbottom's THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO in Iran, winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0254560/


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Creative England BFI BBC Films Skillset