The first thing you’ll be noticing on your (we hope) daily visit to TVO today is our usual scrolling banners featuring the various faces of Onion Land are taking a little holiday.
The reason for this is to celebrate the UK cinema release of SIGHTSEERS – which is unleashed on November 30th!
The film is written by Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, who also star as nerdy caravanners turned serial killers Chris & Tina. Directed by probably THE Brit director of the moment, Ben Wheatley, and co-starring Richard Glover, Eileen Davies, Monica Dolan, Jonathan Aris, Richard Lumsden and Rachel Austin, the film also features cameo appearances from Tony Way, Tom Meeten and Antony Elvin – so we’ve gone a little Sightseers crazy as we celebrate a critical smash that’s hopefully going to wow the good people of Britain at the box office this weekend.
Over the next few days, we’ll be bringing you exclusive interviews with some of the stars of the film, and it’s director, Ben Wheatley. We’ll also be profiling the work of Ben, Alice and Steve, bringing you a report from the red carpet of the second première tonight, and we may even be sneaking another competition into the mix, so stay peeled.
In the meantime, don’t forget you can download your own Sightseers doorknockers as an exclusive from us, and print out your missing dog posters for poor ol’ Banjo – both below.
All of this great stuff is being brought to you by us, because we genuinely care about this project deeply. The team have made an absolute corker of a film, and to us, it summarises everything that’s magnificent about the realm of The Velvet Onion. It’s vital that everyone with a passing interest in the film who can get to a cinema this weekend does so, and buys a ticket to support these phenomenal talents and wonderful people, so please, please, please – if you like what you see here, do join us on November 30th.
On behalf of all the team at TVO, good luck to Alice, Steve, Ben and the rest of the Sightseers team. You deserve this… go get ’em.