British independent film production company Buffalo Dragon, launched in September 2020 by Terri Dwyer and Greg Barrow, is proud to announce that filming is underway in Liverpool and Anglesey (Wales) on their exciting and ambitious new feature BOLAN’S SHOES. Terri Dwyer is producing alongside Dean Fisher of Scanner-Rhodes Productions. In an unprecedented year amid lockdowns and strict Covid-19 regulations, Buffalo Dragon already has one impressive feature under its belt: The Stranger in our Bed, due to be released later this year.
BOLAN’S SHOES is written by experienced actor turned writer Ian Puleston-Davies and marks his solo directorial debut. His previous writing credits include the award-winning DIRTY FILTHY LOVE starring Michael Sheen, which he co-wrote with Jeff Pope, based on his personal experiences of OCD.
Starring renowned British actor Timothy Spall and versatile actress Leanne Best (Line of Duty, Tin Star, Young Wallander) and with a strong supporting cast, BOLAN’S SHOES features the timeless original music by the pioneers of the glam rock movement, Marc Bolan’s T-Rex. Bolan’s son, Rolan Bolan will act as Associate Producer.
BOLAN’S SHOES is a joyful celebration of Seventies culture and brims with
the energy of that colourful and vibrant era. However, much like Marc Bolan’s own legacy, its glitter is dimmed by the tragic repercussions of a deadly road accident and the question of what might have been. This poignant and inspirational story celebrates the enduring legacy of childhood experiences and the deep bonds of sibling love.
Producer Terri Dwyer said: “I have worked with, and known Ian (Puleston-Davies) for over 25 years, and I am truly delighted to be working with him on his wonderful script and watching the story come alive. We are indebted to Roland for giving us permission to use Marc Bolan’s music, as well as his likeness, and honoured to have Timothy Spall in our midst, who adds such gravitas to the main role. The talent on set is electric, and with Ian at the helm, I feel sure Bolan’s Shoes is going to captivate audiences. Buffalo Dragon is thrilled to be part of this terrific project.”
Bolan’s Shoes will be released in 2022 to coincide with the 45th anniversary of Mark Bolan’s death and what would have been his 75th birthday.
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Producer Terri Dwyer has appeared on the big and small screen for over 25 years. Her vast contribution to the entertainment industry has forged a natural progression into becoming a producer. Break, Rutger Hauer’s last feature film, which received rave reviews and was the first film to hold an outdoor Drive-In Premiere, marked Terri’s producer debut. Terri launched Buffalo Dragon with her business partner Greg Barrow in September 2020 and within 10 weeks was on set with the company’s first feature film The Stranger in Our Bed, based on a USA Today best selling book by the same name, and is set for a 2021 release. Bolan’s Shoes is the second feature film from new production company Buffalo Dragon.
Executive Producer Greg Barrow is a U.K. based entrepreneur with extensive experience of setting up and growing companies within the entertainment industry.
Greg has forged long standing relationships with major studios and many of the most exciting independent production companies from around the world.
Producer Dean Fisher is a highly experienced film producer and distributor of over 20 years. His biggest commercial success was City Rats starring Danny Dyer which reached number 3 in the charts and sold nearly 400,000 DVDs. He also produced the global success Interview with a Hitman starring Luke Goss; The Bromley Boys which had its world premiere at Wembley Stadium, and was released nationwide in the UK; and Break, which was shot in London and Beijing, and starred the late Rutger Hauer. Dean is a passionate independent filmmaker, and seeing a change in the industry and limited opportunities for independent filmmakers, he set up the ever-growing online streaming platform Film Ahoy.
Writer/director Ian Puleston-Davies is a highly accomplished and respected actor with a career spanning over decades. His most recent roles include the serial killer in Netflix original Marcella and the chilling Frank in Sky Atlantic's high-profile drama Tin Star, filmed in Canada alongside Hollywood luminaries Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks. In 2005, Ian drew on his own experiences of dealing with OCD to co-write the drama Dirty Filthy Love with prolific dramatist, and Oscar nominated writer, Jeff Pope. Their work was recognised by a Royal Television Society Award and a Broadcast Award for Best Single Drama. Among the many international accolades for the film, they were also nominated for the BAFTA Award in the same category