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Movie Marker’s Freda Cooper speaks to ‘Chicken’ director Joe Stephenson and actor Scott Chambers



Director: Joe Stephenson

Stars: Scott Chambers, Morgan Watkins, Yasmin Paige

Released: May 20th, 2016

The arrival in cinemas today of British indie Chicken marks the debut of two serious talents: the film’s director, Joe Stephenson, and its star, Scott Chambers.

The story of a teenager with learning difficulties and his relationships with those around him – his best friend is the chicken of the title – it’s an impressive debut from both of them.  The film itself packs a hefty emotional punch and Chambers gives a performance that will break your heart.

He also played the same role in the stage version and this was the starting point for my conversation with him and Joe Stephenson when I met up with them.  As you can tell, it was a windy day …………



Remember the names.  Joe Stephenson and Scott Chambers.

Chicken is on limited roll-out now and in Picturehouse cinemas around the country on Tuesday, 21 June.  Check out the film’s website for screenings.



Freda's been a film fan all her life - the best qualification for the job! As well as being a Movie Marker regular, she has her own blog, Talking Pictures - - and a podcast of the same name - She can even be heard burbling on about films every Friday morning on BBC Surrey and Sussex!

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