02nd August, 2021
"It’s always a pleasure to work with Onsight and they delivered an exceptional service on BULL. The film has really benefited from the attention to detail Jeff and the team gave it, for which I thank them.” - Dominic Tighe, Producer
Bafta award-winning director Paul Andrew Williams (London To Brighton) has written and directed Tea Shop Production’s BULL. Producers are Dominic Tighe (A Confession), Signature’s Marc Goldberg (Final Score) and Sarah Gabriel (Kidnap), and Tea Shop Productions’ Leonora Darby (A Banquet) and Mark Lane (47 Meters Down).
Bull will premiere at the London Film Festival as part of the 21 world premieres in the feature programme, The feature will play both at cinemas in London and UK-wide at 10 LFF partner venues, with select virtual premieres also hosted on the BFI Player online platform.
The film follows a former gang enforcer named Bull who mysteriously returns home after a 10-year absence to seek revenge on those who double-crossed him all those years ago.
He is in search of his son and the truth about what happened to him. On his journey to finding Aiden, we flashback to ten years before and start to piece together a series of events that leads to a dramatic and inexplicable climax.
Dirty, gritting and dangerous Bull is a brutal revenge thriller. This world is full of characters who have taken the law into their own hands but even they can't keep control of a situation that has got rapidly out of control, and at the centre of it is Bull-and a father's love for his son-who will stop at nothing to make amends in the hope of a better future.
Paul Andrew Williams added: “Bull is a story I have wanted to tell for a while and, despite its violence, has a strong emotional pull with a father’s love for his son at the centre of it. I think we have made a really cracking film with two fearless central performances from Neil and David. We made this under exceptionally challenging circumstances during a worldwide pandemic, and I am very grateful for the commitment and hard work from all the cast and crew.”
Signature Entertainment has boarded international sales rights and UK distribution on revenge thriller Bull, starring Neil Maskell (Kill List) in the lead alongside David Hayman (Fisherman’s Friends).
Signature Entertainment will release Bull in the UK and Ireland later this year. International sales are handled by Signature’s Andrew Nerger and Asia Muci.
Dominic Tighe of Giant Productions said: “Paul is a writer and director I have admired for many years so when he sent me Bull to read I jumped at the chance to produce it for him. I was struck by its boldness and fearless narrative with Paul’s authored voice at the centre of it. Mix this with his no-nonsense style of direction and excellent performances. I believe we have delivered a hugely compelling film. I was thrilled it found a home when Signature and Tea Shop agreed to add Bull to their slate, and it represents a very strong launch for Giant Productions.”
OnSight provided full post production for the Bull with Andy Lee as senior colourist, Adam Sample as Online editor, Andy Coles as sound supervisor and Jeff Halsey as post producer.