The trailer highlights the issues the film deals with -the UK’s obsession with alcohol and the rise of binge drinking.
“The idea came from a night out in Chicago. I went out there and expected to see the same thing as we do here -people falling over, being sick and fighting -but that wasn’t the case. It was a completely different atmosphere,” Arthur told the Bristol Post.
But the issue of alcohol has also touched him personally -his uncle is a heavy drinker and turned him from an articulate, intelligent guy to someone who has brain damage, suffers memory loss and ‘can barely walk or eat or do anything for himself other than lie in bed, or sit in his chair drinking’.
producer and cameraman Silver Levy-So told Devon Life: “The drinking culture in the UK is something I’m truly ashamed of being British for.
“And I think getting young people inspired and excited by other cultures and trying new ‘healthy’ things, whether that be through the education system or from parents etc, is a part of the way forward.’
About the film Silver said: ‘Think Bowling For Columbine, only with alcohol instead of guns.’
But it wasn’t only the subject matter that was difficult -filming had its ups and downs from revellers and those who were aiming to keep the revellers under control.
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