Kent locations used: Maidstone, Gravesend
Piggy is a dark thriller and is tough, shocking and utterly compelling, it is directed by Keiron Hawkes and produced by Danny Potts.
The story looks at the downward spiral of a young man, Joe, grieving over the murder of his brother. Joe, played by Martin Compston (The Disappearance of Alice Creed, The Damned United), finds solace with an old family friend, Piggy, played by Paul Anderson (Sherlock Holmes, The Firm, The Sweeney). Piggy helps Joe to cope with his grief, intent on saving him and helping him get justice for his brother’s killing.
However, Joe finds himself involved in a world of grit, violence and revenge and soon realises that Piggy isn’t who he first thought he was. Soon, Joe’s life begins to collapse around him culminating in a brutal, disastrous climax.
Piggy was filmed in Maidstone. Situated in West Kent, it has plenty to offer, including thriving shopping areas, bars, clubs and restaurants, parks, and various nearby tourism attractions such as Leeds Castle and Kent Life museum . Maidstone is great for filming as it has great transport links and has the UK’s largest independent TV studio facility – The Maidstone Studios. The site is set over 11 acres and boasts 5 TV studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage and over 400 free parking spaces.
Gravesend is in North Kent and is only minutes away from London by the high speed train and it has some beautiful features including the Thames Riverside and the North Kent Downs. It is a historical town that has connections with famous people such as Charles Dickens, and Pocahontas,
The 2012 film premiered in Covent Garden on 1st May and is screening in many cinemas – the film is also set for a DVD release on 21st May soon after.
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