The Goob, a film supported by our very own iFeatures programme will receive its UK premier at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival in October. This news comes shortly after the film, directed by Norfolk's Guy Myhill, debuted at Venice Days Film Festival early last week. The Goob will run alongside the likes of David Ayer's Fury, the Benedict Cumberbatch starring The Intimidation Game, real-life sports drama Foxcatcher and Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos among others.
The Goob is a coming of age story set in Norfolk's dusty and desolate stock-car racing scene. It follows Goob Taylor - 'The Goob' to his friends and family - during one hot and eventful summer. When his mum falls for a swarthy local racing hero, Goob finds solace and an unlikely friendship with a local migrant worker named Eva. Myhill's debut feature film boasts an impressive cast including Sean Harris (Prometheus), Sienna Guillory (Luther) and newcomer Liam Walpole as the eponymous Goob.
The Goob was supported by our flagship low-budget feature film initiative which is run alongside the BFI Film Fund, BBC Films and Creative Skillset. iFeatures aims to support the development of up to 16 projects and ultimately develop three micro-budget films with a budget of £350,000.
In addition to premiering at the BFI London Film Festival, The Goob will also be entered into the First Feature Competition, recognising original and imaginative directorial debuts. The festival runs from 8th-19th October 2014.
For the full programme of events happening at this year's London Film Festival, head here.
To read our exclusive interview with The Goob director Guy Myhill click here.