Stella Does Tricks


1h 27m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Stella is one of a brood of school-age prostitutes, working the streets of London and living in dingy B&B accomodations. She exists as a virtual prisoner of her sleazy, paternalistic pimp, Mr. Peters. Whilst she has run away from her childhood troubles in Glasgow, memories of her god-fearing Auntie

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
British Film Institute; British Film Institute; Film4 Productions; Frameline Ltd
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Jugendfilm; Strand Releasing; Strand Releasing
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Stella is one of a brood of school-age prostitutes, working the streets of London and living in dingy B&B accomodations. She exists as a virtual prisoner of her sleazy, paternalistic pimp, Mr. Peters. Whilst she has run away from her childhood troubles in Glasgow, memories of her god-fearing Auntie Aileen and her stand-up comedian father continue to haunt her. It takes an attack on one of her girlfriends for Stella to realise that she must make her escape from her destructive surroundings.

Crew

Barry Ackroyd

Director Of Photography

Adam Barker

Producer

Julia Bennett

Production Coordinator

Nick Bicat

Music

Nick Bicat

Song ("This Is Mine")

Stuart Bruce

Sound Recording

Donald Cameron

Location Manager

Grant Scott Cameron

2nd Unit Camera Operator (2nd Unit) (London)

Fiona Clegg

Makeup Artist

Paul Conroy

Other

Simon Cooke

Assistant Director (London)

Eddie Dick

Co-Executive Producer

Tim Ellis

Art Director

Tom Fawcett

Foley Editor

Joanna Freedman

Wardrobe Supervisor

Madeleine French

Co-Executive Producer

Sally French

Production Supervisor

Simon Gershon

Sound Supervisor

Ben Gibson

Executive Producer

Paul Hamblin

Dubbing Mixer

Paul Hanks

Foley Artist

Dawn Lee Harvey

Assistant Director (Glasgow)

P.j. Harvey

Song Performer ("This Is Mine")

P.j. Harvey

Song

Catherine Hodgson

Sound Supervisor

Simon Ireland

Casting

Nic Jeune

Assistant Director

Eddie Jones

Dialogue Editor

A.l. Kennedy

Screenwriter

A.l. Kennedy

Song ("This Is Mine")

Roger Kennedy

Titles Design

Melissa Lake

Foley Artist

Angus Lamont

Co-Producer

Jacquetta Levon

Makeup Designer

John Markwell

Special Effects Supervisor

Eliza Mellor

Script Development

Vanessa Pereira

Casting

Andy Powell

Technical Supervisor

Paul Samwell-smith

Music Producer

Andre Schmidt

Sound Supervisor

Shelley Simmons

Publicist (Bfi)

Annie Symons

Costume Designer

Joanna Tague

Set Dresser

Dee Taylor

Script Supervisor

Roger Tooley

2nd Unit Camera Operator (2nd Unit) (London)

Angela Topping

Executive In Charge Of Production

Budge Tremlett

Editor

Lynne Whiteread

Production Designer

Gareth Williams

Assistant Director

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
British Film Institute; British Film Institute; Film4 Productions; Frameline Ltd
Distribution Company
Strand Releasing; Central Film Verleih Gmbh; Jugendfilm; Strand Releasing; Strand Releasing
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 28, 2000

Released in United States on Video June 26, 2001

Released in United States November 1996

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Shown at London Film Festival November 7-24, 1996.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Shown at Arctic Film Festival in Tromo, Norway January 21-25, 1998.

Fictional feature directorial debut for documentarian Coky Giedroyc.

Began shooting April 29, 1996.

Completed shooting May 31, 1996.

Released in United States Winter January 28, 2000 (NY)

Released in United States on Video June 26, 2001

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at London Film Festival November 7-24, 1996.)

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Arctic Film Festival in Tromo, Norway January 21-25, 1998.)