A Room for Romeo Brass


1h 28m 1999

Brief Synopsis

The unlikeliest of best friends, Romeo Brass is a perpetually hungry junior tough guy. Gavin "Knocks" Woolley is an inquisitive skinny kid who limps due to his bad back. They live next door to each other -- each the other's antidote to a landscape of comic losers nad broken-down dreams. The boys mee

Film Details

Also Known As
Room for Romeo Brass
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Bbc Films; Bbc Worldwide; Big Arty Productions; Bon Appetit; Eastman Kodak; Men In White Coats; Movie Makers; Pebbles; Sapex; Studio 51; Technicolor; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
October Films/USA Films; Alliance Films
Location
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

The unlikeliest of best friends, Romeo Brass is a perpetually hungry junior tough guy. Gavin "Knocks" Woolley is an inquisitive skinny kid who limps due to his bad back. They live next door to each other -- each the other's antidote to a landscape of comic losers nad broken-down dreams. The boys meet Morell, a strange, childlike man who spins fanciful stories about run-ins with aliens, ghosts and eerie occurrences; all the while leading the banal existence of a lowlife. When Morell saves Romeo and Gavin from a brutal fight, he becomes their new hero and pal. They become co-conspirators in Morell's tenacious quest to date Romeo's alluring sister, Ladine, but gradually this eccentric and dangerous stranger drives a wedge between the two 12-year-olds which they must overcome in order to salvage the magic of their childhood friendship.

Crew

Matt Adams

Other

P P Arnold

Song Performer ("Everything'S Gonna Be Alright")

Eddie Averill

Driver

Woody Avery

Art Department Trainee

Martin Aylmore

Driver

Alex Bailey

Stills Photographer

Chas Bain

2nd Camera Focus Puller

Edward D Barnes

Song ("Stolen Car")

Charles Beeby

Wardrobe Assistant

Russell Beeden

Assistant Video Editor

Bert Berns

Song ("Twenty Five Minutes")

Sarah Best

Other

Brian Bird

Dressing Propman

Joanie Blaikie

Head Of Production (Bbc Films)

William Blanchard

Song ("Stolen Car")

Heather Bownass

Music Coordinator

Billy Bragg

Song Performer ("Everywhere")

Billy Bragg

Song

Mary Brehony

Business Affairs (The Art Council Of England)

Johnny Bristol

Song ("Twenty Five Minutes")

John Broughton

Driver

Ian Brown

Song Performer

Ian Brown

Song; Song ("Going Down" "Corpses In Their Mouths"), Song ("Going Down")

Jane Burgess

3rd Assistant Director

Paul Burton

Other

J J Cale

Song

J J Cale

Song Performer ("After Midnight")

Jenne Casarotto

Special Thanks

Ian Clark

Camera Operator

Gavin Clarke

Song ("If This Is Love")

Abi Cohen

Casting

James Conway

Carpenter

Tony Cook

Boom Operator

Felicity Cottrell

Foley Artist

Steve Crosby

Song ("5,6,7,8")

Mike Day

Production Manager

Sandy Denny

Song Arranger ("Matty Groves (Traditional)")

Paul Devlin

Other

Sophie Doncaster

Wardrobe Supervisor

Alex Duggan

Driver

Mark Dunford

Other

Michael Eley

Carpenter

John Ensby

Lab Liaison

Oliver Etridge

Location Assistant

John Evans

Camera Assistant

George Faber

Producer

Gretta Finer

Business & Legal Affairs (Bbc Films)

Joe Foley

Art Department Assistant

Maxim Ford

Timelapse Cameraman

Paul Fraser

Epk Cameraman

Paul Fraser

Magic Advisor

Paul Fraser

Screenwriter

Paul Fraser

Choreography

Harvey Fuqua

Song ("Twenty Five Minutes")

Stephen Garrett

Video Editor

Steve Gartside

Other

Elaine George

Caterer

Jennifer Gordon

Assistant Accountant

Bobby Greenwood

Other

Sid Griffin

Song ("Everywhere")

Adrian Grillo

Caterer

Willow Grylls

Production Coordinator (London)

Sean Cameron Guest

1st Assistant Director

Anna Hackett

Assistant Film Officer (The Art Council Of England)

Mary Haddow

Script Supervisor

Steve Hall

2nd Camera Focus Puller

Paul Hamblin

Re-Recording Mixer

Andras Hamori

Executive Producer

Tim Hands

Adr Editor

Beck Hansen

Song ("O Maria" "Dead Melodies")

Andy Harris

Chargehand Dressing Propman

Eddie Harris

Song Performer ("Listen Here")

Eddie Harris

Song

James Andrew Haven

2nd Assistant Director

Martin Healey

Best Boy

Jonathan Hemming

Dialogue Editor

Nick Hemming

Song

Nick Hemming

Music

Nick Hemming

Song Performer ("Jesus Walking")

Kate Henderson

Art Department Trainee

Christie Hennessey

Song ("Don'T Forget Your Shovel")

Benjamin Hicklin

Driver

Stuart Hilliker

Assistant Re-Recording Mixer

Catherine Hodgson

Supervising Sound Editor

Rodney Holland

Action Vehicles Wrangler

Tim Hughes

Driver

Pauline Hume

Title Design

Hugh Hunter

Other

Ashley Hutchings

Song Arranger ("Matty Groves (Traditional)")

Aziz Ibrahim

Song ("Corpses In Their Mouths")

Terry Istead

Foley Mixer

Terry Istead

Assistant Adr

Matthew Jenkins

Camera Department Trainee

Tim Johnson

Special Thanks

Bryce Johnstone

Construction Manager

Hugh Pennault Jones

Special Thanks

Robert M. Jones

Production Supervisor

Linda Kang

Assistant (To Andras Hamori)

Sarah Kaye

Assistant Accountant

Margaret Kelly

Other

Robb Klein

Special Thanks

Geoff Knight

Driver

Louise Knight

Assistant (To Shane Meadows)

Richard Knight

Production Assistant

Lacia Kornylo

Head Of Production (Alliance Atlantis)

Bob Last

Music Supervisor

Steve Lawes

Other

Stephen Lawrie

Song ("Civvy Street Fiasco")

Donovan Leitch

Song ("Colours")

Donovan Leitch

Song Performer ("Colours")

Mick Lenny

Title Opticals (Studio 51)

Robert Livingstone

Song

Brian Lofthouse

Props Master

Andy Long

Gaffer

Steven Lowen

Stand-By Stagehand

Tammy Lowen

Other

Glenn Marks

Stunt Coordinator

Megan Martin

Special Thanks

Dave Mattocks

Song Arranger ("Matty Groves (Traditional)")

Vincent Mcgahon

2nd Camera Operator

Vincent Mcgahon

Steadicam Operator

Arthur Meadows

Driver

Shane Meadows

Screenwriter

David Mellor

Production Accountant

Martin Millband

Timelapse Assistant Cameraman

Liz Miller

Unit Publicist

Christy Moore

Song ("Don'T Forget Your Shovel")

Irene Nelson

Driver

Simon Nicol

Song Arranger ("Matty Groves (Traditional)")

Colin Nicolson

Sound Recordist

Debbie O'brien

Special Thanks

Stephen O'donaghue

Other

Mickey O'reilly

Assistant Location Manager

Andrew Oldham

Song ("Everything'S Gonna Be Alright")

Beth Orton

Song Performer ("Stolen Car")

Beth Orton

Song

Geoffrey Paget

Production Executive (Bbc Films)

Charles Pattinson

Producer

Robin Fraser Paye

Costume Designer

Laura-jayne Pearce

Assistant Director'S Trainee

Charlie Phillips

Driver

Geoff Price

Special Thanks

Linda Price

Special Thanks

Bernard Priestley

Driver

Rebecca Raynes

Driver

Sean Read

Song ("Stolen Car")

Michael Redfern

Foley Editor

Rachel Robey

Sound Department Trainee

Dean Rogers

Stills Photographer

Andrew Rosen

Production Assistant (Alliance Atlantis)

Ashley Rowe

Director Of Photography

Ashley Rowe

Camera Operator

Mark Rowland

Driver

Barney Rozzer

Caterer

Tony Rycyk

Dressing Propman

Crispian Sallis

Production Designer

Tapio Salmi

Hair & Make-Up Artist

Roger Sampson

Special Thanks

John Sergeant

Driver

Toby Simpson

Production Coordinator (Nottingham)

David Skinner

Song ("Everything'S Gonna Be Alright")

Robyn Slovo

Story Editor

Rob Smiley

Other

Emily Smith

Assistant (To Andras Hamori)

Ian Smith

Special Thanks (The Carlton Junior Television Workshop)

Laura Smith

Assistant Video Editor

Ludwik Smolski

Post-Production Assistant

James Spring

Special Thanks

John Squire

Song ("Going Down")

John Stanborough

Grader

Rita Stanley

Other

Edwin Starr

Song

Edwin Starr

Song Performer ("Twenty Five Minutes")

Richard Stevens

Other

Jack Stew

Foley Artist

Lucinda Sturgis

Production Buyer

Ted Swanscott

Foley Mixer

Ted Swanscott

Adr Mixer

Dave Swarbrick

Song Arranger ("Matty Groves(Traditional)" "John Lee")

Chris Teasdale

Other

Margaret Teatum

Post-Production Assistant Accountant

Martin Testar

Timelapse Cameraman

Jon Thoday

Special Thanks

David M. Thompson

Executive Producer

Richard Thompson

Song Arranger ("Matty Groves (Traditional)")

Paul Tothill

Editor

Alf Tramontin

Steadicam Operator

Greg Trooper

Song ("Everywhere")

Nigel Turnbull

Other

Barry Upton

Song ("5,6,7,8")

Ronaldo Vasconcellos

Line Producer

Andy Walker

Stand-By Carpenter

Jim Wall

Other

Paul Westcott

Other

Steven Westley

Dressing Propman

Jerry Wexler

Song ("Twenty Five Minutes")

Hank Williams Sr.

Song

Terry Williams

Camera Grip

Anita Wilson

Caterer

Andrea Wood

Business & Legal Affairs (Alliance Atlantis)

Film Details

Also Known As
Room for Romeo Brass
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Bbc Films; Bbc Worldwide; Big Arty Productions; Bon Appetit; Eastman Kodak; Men In White Coats; Movie Makers; Pebbles; Sapex; Studio 51; Technicolor; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
October Films/USA Films; Alliance Films
Location
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 27, 2000

Expanded Release in United States November 2000

Released in United States November 1999

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.

Shown at European Film Market February 9-20, 2000.

Completed shooting October 30, 1998.

Began shooting September 21, 1998.

Released in United States Fall October 27, 2000

Expanded Release in United States November 2000

Released in United States November 1999 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at European Film Market February 9-20, 2000.)