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International Author and Director Andy Briggs to host talk and film showing in Southport

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IN a previous edition we announced that VAMPHire.Com will be presenting a talk by Liverpool born author and screenwriter, Andy Briggs, at the Southport Bijou Cinema, on 1 March 2020, from 7:00 pm to 11:45 pm. This is your chance to find out more about him and his amazing career path, as well as getting hints on developing yours!

This event will include a lecture, Q&A session as well as a screening of his critically acclaimed film:- ‘Crowhurst’ which is set in 1968. This film focuses on an inexperienced sailor who enters a round the world race, which he fears he won’t be able to complete yet alone win. In order to save his dignity, he decides to cheat to come last, but things don’t go according to plan. This is film stars:- Justin Salinger as:- Donald Crowhurst and Amy Loughton as:- Clare Crowhurst.

If you don’t already know Andy’s background, he is an extremely well know author, with his books being available within:- UK, Czech Republic, Thailand, France, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria , Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa to name just a few countries. Worldwide, he is best known for gaining official permission to reboot the classic character Tarzan, with a series of contemporary books:- ‘Tarzan – The Greystoke Legacy,’ ‘Tarzan – The Jungle Warrior’ and “‘Tarzan – The Savage Land.’ He has also written young adult novels:- ‘Hero.com’ series and the ‘Villain.net’ that have had quite a hit in the book charts and are now due to be developed into a television series.

On the TV and film side, Andy Briggs’ career started as an unaccredited writer working on story development for TV series:- ‘Highlander’ in 1991. Andy has since also become an accomplished Director and a Producer, working extensively in the UK and US and in China too, on TV projects for the:- BBC, Syfy, Netflix, ITV Sci-Fi Channel, BKN Kids, Disney XD and Amazon. Currently Andy, on the convention circuit, is best known for his work on movie projects such as:- ‘Judge Dredd’ and ‘Freddy Vs Jason’ and ‘Foreverman,’ along with his work with Paramount Pictures’

‘Spiderman’ creator, Stan Lee and legendary producer Robert Evans. Andy has also been engaged in Warner Bros.’ animated:- ‘Aquaman’ as well as UK/Chinese movie:- ‘Legendary’ that starred both:- Scott Adkins and Dolph Lungdren. That’s not forgetting:- ‘Supervised’ which was directed by:- Steve Barron, starring:- Tom Berenger, Beau Bridges and released in 2019; along with:- ‘Ghost Town,’ ‘Rise of the Gargoyles,’ ‘Passage of the Four’ (aka ‘Screaming Night’), ‘Dark Relic,’ ‘Legendary – Tomb of the Dragon,’ ‘Legendary – The Shocate,’ along with:- ‘Blake – Double Identity.’

This fantastic event takes place at:- Southport’s Bijou Cinema, 8 Post Office Avenue, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK. Doors Open at:- 6:30 pm and talk starts at:- 7:30 pm. Tickets are now on sale, online via Ticket Source, as well as from the venue’s Box Office. Please note that the film, showing after the talk, is a 12A. Both the talk and film will require adult supervision of anyone under 16.


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