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From Halloween in Blackpool to late summer in Marbella

A scene from the crime thriller set in Blackpool, Trick or Treat.
A scene from the crime thriller set in Blackpool, Trick or Treat. / SUR
  • British film Trick or Treat is set for its world premiere at the town's annual film festival on 5 October

A crime thriller featuring a host of well-known British actors will get its world premiere in Puerto Banús on Saturday 5 October 2019.

Trick or Treat features actors including Kris Marshall (Love Actually), Jason Flemyng (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Frances Barber (Goal!).

The film will be screened during the Marbella International Film Festival and has also been nominated for a number of awards at the event - including Best Feature Film.

Set over the course of a single Halloween night in Blackpool, the film sees depressed Greg Kielty's life get turned upside-down when his brother Dan turns up, claiming to have drunkenly run someone over.

The film stars Blackpool-born actors Craig Kelly and Dean Lennox Kelly (real life brothers), Shaun Parkes (Human Traffic), Hugo Speer (The Full Monty), Jamie Sives (Game of Thrones) and Maimie McCoy (Lore).

English actor Kris Marshall, 46, who plays a local cop that gets embroiled in the story, told SUR in English that he was "very much" looking forward to the premiere in Marbella.

He said: "I've never been to Marbella before, and I'm looking forward to seeing some films and hanging out with some old friends."

Actress Maimie McCoy, 40, who is best known for portraying Milady de Winter in The Musketeers, told SUR in English that she enjoyed filming in Blackpool.

She said: "I'd always wanted to see Blackpool so I guess all my dreams came true. Filming on the end of St Anne's pier was pretty memorable. I'm northern so I should be able to deal with the cold, but I swear I've never felt anything like that! Life affirming weather!"

Trick or Treat is the first feature written and produced by Geraint Anderson and was partly inspired by the struggles of middle-age and its impact on mental health.

Geraint, a former stockbroker-turned-author, said: "Headlining the prestigious Marbella Film Festival is a huge privilege and I can think of no better venue for our global premiere. Most of the film's stars will be in attendance and I've no doubt it's going to be a great night!"

Mac Chakaveh, director at the Marbella International Film Festival, said: "We are pleased that Trick or Treat has its world premiere in Marbella this October.

"Over the past 14 years, many outstanding British films have won awards at the Marbella Film Festival, and with nine participants from the UK this year, we are looking forward to another successful year for the British films at MIFF."

Diane Shorthouse, managing director for Evolutionary Films, who produced Trick or Treat, added: "We're very excited to be bringing this highly entertaining and darkly comedic British film to audiences around the world and we can't wait for people to see it."

A limited number of tickets for the premiere are available at Teatro Goya Cinema. For tickets, email info@marbellafilmfestival.com.

To see a trailer for Trick or Treat, visit www.evolutionaryfilms.com.