Reel Cinema hosts red carpet premiere for 'mockumentary' The Baths written by Burnley actor and starring Alice Barry of 'Shameless' fame
and live on Freeview channel 276
‘The Baths’ has been penned and directed by Jack Hartley. Set in Padiham Leisure Centre and starring home grown star Alice Barry, who starred in the hit TV show ‘Shameless,’ Reel Cinema hosted the event to showcase the pilot episode.
As there has been such an avalanche of interest in the show two screenings were held, one for the cast, crew and staff from Padiham Leisure Centre and the second for the public. The trailer for the pilot dropped last month and Jack said he had been ‘blown away’ by the support he has received from people in Burnley and Padiham. The show focuses on a day in the life of staff working at a local swimming baths which is under threat due to proposed plans for a modernised leisure complex. The pilot episode centres around the complicated dynamics between staff members at fictional 'Gorple Baths' as they all compete to win the title of 'Employee of the Month’ which is heavily impacting on the usual footfall, so the management are doing all they can to keep it a float.
Jack hopes to a major broadcasting company will support the show and support it being made, ideally into a six part series. And he has promised that he will be keeping the people of Burnley at the forefront of his mind when it comes to casting with the possibility of arranging open casting days to generate opportunities for local people who may never of acted before.