The Escape (2018)

Actress Gemma Arterton looking to the camera in an empty room in independent film The Escape (2017)

Still of Gemma Arterton in The Escape (2017) © Copyright: Improvised Films Ltd


Writer: Dominic Savage

Director: Dominic Savage

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper

Production Company: Shoebox Films, Lorton Entertainment

Kent Locations Used: Dartford, Gravesham

The film The Escape follows the story of a young woman (Gemma Arterton) at a crossroads in her life, as she struggles to chase her dreams alongside her responsibilities as a mother and a wife. She decides on a change and heads off to Paris to find herself.

Director, writer, Dominic Savage, has previously worked on BBC films Born Equal and Freefall. Gemma Arterton has starred in high-profile films such as Hansel & Gretel: Witch-Hunters and Clash of the Titans. Dominic Cooper has been credited in Captain America: The First Avenger and Mamma Mia! .

Scenes were filmed in and around the Gravesend area, including a residential street and a nearby kids’ playground in Swanscombe.

The Escape makes its UK premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival on 3rd March 2018. The Escape was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, 12th September 2017.


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