Kiss Me First (2018)

Image of character Leila outside in a field

Image of Leila from Kiss Me First Movie © Channel 4

 

Writer: Bryan Elsley

Director: Misha Manson-Smith

Starring: Simona Brown, Tallulah Rose Haddon, Misha Butler, Matthew Aubrey, Haruka Abe

Production Company: Balloon Entertainment and Balloon

Kent Locations Used: Shellness, Leysdown

Based upon Lottie Moggach’s young adult novel of the same name, Kiss Me First is about Leila, a lonely girl who finds solace in the online game Agora. She befriends fellow player Tess, a cool and confident party girl. When Tess suddenly disappears, Leila assumes her friend’s identity.

Starring Simona Brown (The Night Manager) as Tess and Tallulah Rose Haddon (Taboo) as Leila, the series was adapted by and produced by Bryan Elsley (Skins) through his production company Balloon.

The Shellness Road Car Park was used in a sequence in which one character uses a pipe bomb to blow up his abusive carers. A further scene was filmed on Leysdown Promenade showing the arrival by one of the leads on a bus. Leysdown on Sea is a coastal town on the Isle of Sheppey, where previously, Channel 4 show The End of the F***ing World (2017-) and the film adaptation of the Sweeny (2012) we also shot.

Kiss Me First is expected to air on Channel 4 on Monday 02 April 2018 at 9pm.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk
For more information about the programme visit:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5730690/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

For more information on Leysdown-on-Sea: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/isle-of-sheppey-and-sittingbourne/
For more information on Shellness: http://www.visitsheppey.com/discover-sheppey/leysdown-warden-shellness/

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