Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Made In Dangenham Trailer/Synopsis

Made In Dangenham November 19

Directed by Nigel Cole ( A Lot Like Love, Calendar Girls ) Starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike, Bob Hoskins, Richard Schiff, Jaimie Winstone. Written by first timer Billy Ivory, Cinematography by John de Borman ( An Eduction, The Full Monty )

It is a dramatisation of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham assembly plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Note the women did not work at the Dagenham assembly plant but a mile or so away the other side of the rail tracks at the River Plant ( a collection of sheds!) on Sammy Williams land near Dagenham Dock Station. The Halewood based women also joined the strike.

What looks like a victory for the women (and well deserved) became a loss as Ford firstly changed the design of the seat to delete the sewn covers the women made to a moulded in version - this made the jobs redundant. When sewn covers were reintroduced the work was outsourced by Ford to low cost labour locations.

The film will get a few screenings in September for the Toronto Film Festival and then open wide on November 19th.

Oscar chances ? Possible for screenplay and supporting actress. More like the Independent Spirits Awards is where I think this film will attain notice.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !