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Last Chance Saloon is a new short film from MCN Productions

written and directed by Mike Carter

Last Chance Saloon explores stereotypical characters from the silver screen. The industry has long been in love with ‘The Western’ and, even today, the Cowboy’s uncompromising sense of revenge and justice still inspires us.

But what if a Cowboy were to walk into a bar today? How would we react and what would we make of his single-minded pursuit of retribution?

Cast & Creative

Mike Carter

Writer and Director
Mike Carter is a highly respected Playwright as well as a Theatre and Film Director. He has completed over 25 plays which have been staged in countries across Europe, Australia, USA, Alaska and Canada. His musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ premiered at The Gardner Arts Centre in Brighton in 1987 and broke all previous box office records for the venue. His adaptation, which also featured in the BBC’s highly acclaimed ‘Listen’ series, was the only musical version of the children’s novel allowed on stage or radio by the Dahl Estate for many years. Mike also collaborated with Raymond Briggs, adapting his best-selling comic book, ‘Fungus the Bogeyman’, which played at the Leicester Haymarket and Coventry Belgrade under the Direction of the late Ken Campbell. Mike’s debut feature film (‘Connected’), completed in 2011, was signed by High Point Media in 2012 and has been screened in the UK, Argentina, New Zealand and Europe. His second feature (‘Brothers of War’) has enjoyed considerable global success with distributors Koch (UK) and Epic Pictures (US and International).

Lucas Tucknott

Director of Photography
Lucas Tucknott is an award winning Director of Photography, Camera Operator and Steadicam Operator. Always passionate about film and photography, he has been involved in the creative industry since setting up his own Multimedia Company aged 16. He has been a Director of Photography on numerous feature films, short films, commercials and music videos. He also films live sports events and is a resident cameraman at the Brighton and Hove Football Club.

Corin Buckeridge

Corin Buckeridge has composed music for most of the major UK regional theatre companies as well as for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse and in London’s West End. He has also worked as Musical Director for ‘Chicago’, ‘Hairspray’, and on the music staff for ‘Matilda’ and ‘the Book of Mormon’, all in the West End. Films include ‘Brothers of War’ and ‘Connected’, (MCN Productions).

Gordon Winter

The Cowboy
Gordon Winter has featured in over 100 TV commercials, appeared in films by Mike Leigh (‘Secrets and Lies’), Derek Jarman (‘Caravaggio’), Mike Carter (‘Brothers of War’) Nic Roeg (‘Aria’), Johnny Rotten (‘PIL: Rise’), Complicite (‘Orbital’) and Walt Disney (‘A Kid in Alladin’s Court’). He has been a regular in TV Series: ‘Frank Stubs’, ‘Fantastic Facts’, ‘South by South East’, and appeared in TV’s ‘The Thirteenth Tale’, ‘Friday Night Dinner’, ‘Birds of a Feather’, ‘Casualty’, ‘The Vice’, ‘The Knock’, ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, ‘The Bill’ and ‘Minder’ to name but a few. Extensive theatre includes Hull Truck touring (‘Bouncers’) plus Mike Carter’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ (Farmer Bean), ‘Pinocchio’ (Circus Master) and ‘Alice in Wonderland’.