Stars of Dark Summer, Steve Ako and Joeline Garner Joel.
Both Joeline Garner-Joel and Steve Ako are newcomers to the industry. Encouraged by the reception of Dark Summer, they are both pursuing careers in Film and TV:
Joeline Garner Joel
When Joeline was cast for Dark Summer she was 15 years of age and a student on a media training course in Liverpool. Since the completion of Dark Summer she is being screen tested as a presenter for a pilot music program.
Steve attracted the attention of casting directors when the Film was screened at the London Film Festival in 1993. As a result he is being screen tested for an LWT production about the life of Liverpool boxer John Conteh. As an amateur boxer himself, this is familiar territory to Steve, who comes from a formidable line of boxing champions - his uncle Hogan 'Kid' Bassey was the Feather Weight Champion of the World and his father Ray Ako was the Merseyside Area Champion. Already Steve has secured parts in several stage productions.
Since playing Snowy in Boys from the Blackstuff, Chris has worked on a wide range of projects in both Theatre and Television. Credits include Distant Voices Still Lives and in 1993 he took the stage production of Drummer by Fergus Kennedy to the Edinburgh Festival. Chris is currently starring in Brookside as Joey Woods, friend of Eddie Banks.
Bernie co-wrote the boxing scenes of the script, using his own experience coaching amateur boxers. Formerly a Super Heavy Weight Champion representing both England and Ireland, Bernie continues to coach aspiring young boxers on the amateur circuit.
Writer, Producer, Director, DOP and Editor, Charles Teton.
Icon Entertainment International
C A S T
Doctor in Hospital
Bar Manager at 051
Francis Dell Associates
051 Media Centre
Derrin Schlesinger & Mary Calderwood
Charles Teton, Bernie Deasy, Steve Cheers & Bernd Lubke
Director of Photography
Amateur & Pro Boxing Technical Adviser
Key Sound Recordist
John Morgan & Joss Jotham
at Delta Sound Shepperton Studios
& The Granada Facilities Division Manchester
Avid Studio's Liverpool
Processed & Negative Cut
Rank Film Laboratories
with thanks to
Chester Eyre, Mike Scott & George Kay
at GSE by
Fred Chandler & Mike Bond
Courtesy of John and Peter Smith at the 051 Cinema.
Assistant to the Director
Sammies Film Services, Technovision UK & Video Film & Grip, London.
Cinequip Lighting (Manchester) Ltd.
Thank you to all those who helped but are not mentioned.