Boiling Point

A film by Philip Barantini

How Boiling Point came to Lift-Off

Philip was a Professional Member of the Lift-Off Members Network. After screening Boiling Point at Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival 2019, as part of the Local Filmmakers Showcase, it was clear from the audience review cards (which all Lift-Off audiences participate in) that this fantastic film was a unanimous winner. Boiling Point therefore secured an upcoming screening at Los Angeles Lift-Off as well as being awarded a Season Award Nomination for Best Acting Ensemble.

Now, as a Professional Member of the Lift-Off Network, Philip has applied and been successfully chosen to be represented at Cannes Film Festival 2019.

We will be taking the short film Boiling Point as a concept for a feature, also to be bravely shot as one continuous take!

The Director

For the past 20 years, Philip has paved a successful career in the film and television industry as an actor, appearing in shows like Band of Brothers (2001),
Humans (2018), and the upcoming Chernobyl (2019). In 2018, he made the transition into directing with Seconds Out (2018), bringing everything he has learned in front of the camera to his creative process.

Boiling Point is very much representative of Philip’s incredible upward trajectory as a director. The decision to shoot with such a large cast and in a single
shot for his second ever short reflects his drive as a creative force. Since successfully completing the project, he has gone on to direct his third short,
Spanish Pigeon (2019), and is currently deep in production on his first feature, Villain (2019), which stars Craig Fairbrass and Robert Glenister.

Boiling Point

Directed by: Philip Barantini

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Runtime: 20 minutes

Synopsis: During the busy run-up to Christmas, a single-take snapshot of the immense stress and skills of a talented head chef reveals that things are about to burst behind the restaurant’s flash façade.