From Munro Films, in association with Lightbulb Film Distribution, and the director of Blood Moon, and Peep Show’s premiere series Jeremy Wooding, something wicked this way comes with Burning Men. From the 1st March, a British rock-and-roll road-movie will be arriving in select cinemas and we got to shoot some burning questions at some of the fierce forces behind this red hot horror.
When young musicians Ray (Ed Hayter) and Don (Aki Omoshaybi) are evicted from their South London squat, they decide to sell their precious vinyl collection and fly to Memphis in search of their destiny. Frustrated by the shortfall in funds, they steal an ‘uber-rare’ Black Metal record at a Camden record fair and head out of town to sell it. As they drive north in their beaten-up Volvo Amazon, picking up hitchhiker Susie (Elinor Crawley) en route, they find themselves stalked by dark forces apparently unleashed by the ‘devil disc’ they have stolen.
Burning Men is released in select cinemas on 1st March, with a regional tour across the country.
Below star Elinor Crawley answers our questions on her fantastic film.
1. How did you get into acting?
I grew up in Cardiff and from the age of 13 attended The Workshop which is a TV and film drama class run by Pete Wooldridge. I didn’t consider acting to be a ‘proper job’ and just enjoyed the classes but when I was about 17 Karen Lindsay-Stewart came round to cast a film called ‘Submarine’, which was Richard Ayoade’s first feature. I was lucky enough to get a role in the film and after its release Maxine Hoffman at Curtis Brown asked to represent me. So in short- luck!
2. Tell us about your involvement with Burning Men?
I play Susie who Ray and Don meet in Great Yarmouth. Susie is a lost soul who has an instant connection with Ray and is keen to stick with the boys on their adventure but we’re not always sure of her motives for this.
3. What would be your dream road trip?
I have done a very small section of the Pacific coast highway which was phenomenal and I’d love to complete it one day. But definitely Route 66! It was so fun to explore more of England on the road with Burning Men.
4. What is one album you couldn’t live without and why?
‘Watching from a Distance’ by David Ramirez- I saw him live at St Pancras church last year. His voice is incredible and I always gravitate back to this album regardless of how I am feeling or what is going on in my life. Also, I’m a sucker for a good lyric!
5. What scares you the most?
The uncertainty of youth! My dad is constantly reminding me to just enjoy being young and that it’ll all work out in the end… maybe one day I’ll listen to him.
6. What is next for you?
I recently spent some time out in LA to go to meetings and see if I would enjoy living there- so potentially a move! Otherwise, more auditions!
Burning Men is released in select cinemas on 1st March, with a regional tour across the country. For more information, please head to http://bit.ly/BurningMenTour