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Writer/director Abner Pastoll has debuted a high-octane short called Getaway Driver. The stylish film, shot over 10 hours in a mutli-storey car park in New Malden, South West of London, features vintage cars, one cool pug, and an ending you won’t expect.

"I’ve always love car chases,” said Abner Pastoll. “Some of my favourite movies, The Driver, Breakdown, To Live and Die in LA, all have seriously epic chases. I wanted to capture something in that vein, a little old-school but unique and quirky.”

The cars used in the film are an Orange Ford Capri MKiii 3.0 (78-86) and a Blue Mercedes Benz 280sl.

“We actually stumbled across the orange Ford Capri just quietly parked on a street,” said Pastoll. “We had another car lined up for the shoot but, damn, we needed this Capri! My DP knocked on doors to find the owner who it turned out was very excited to let us use his car for filming! If that's not serendipity, I don't know what is.”

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Getaway Driver also has the distinct honour of being the last on screen performance from Mabel the pug, a veteran of the screen who has appeared in many films including “The King's Speech” and recently the Netflix series “The Crown.”

Pastoll directed the international thriller Road Games (review) in 2015. It was recently announced that actress Sarah Bolger will star in his next film A Good Woman is Hard to Find.

Recommended Release: Road Games

Via: ScreenAnarchy

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wa5 (3 years ago) Reply

what a great little film.

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