Eaten by Lions: award-winning film with Antonia Akeel and Asim Chaudhary is out in March
By Barfi Culture Team
7th February 2019

When Eaten By Lions first played at the London Indian Film Festival, it won the audience award for Best Film.

The British film, which features some of the country's most recognisable names and upcoming talents, is due to release on 29th March.

It tells the heart-warming story of two half-brothers: Omar (Antonio Aakeel) and Pete (Jack Carroll), who were raised by their grandma after their parents were tragically killed by lions in a bizarre accident.

When their grandpa passes away they go on a journey to find Omar’s birth father.... in Blackpool.

Antonia Akeel was named a Screen International's Star of Tomorrow for his role in this film.

Born in Wolverhampton, he started off in theatre and once turned down an offer to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in favour of leading a national theatre tour of Guantanamo Boy.

He also played Nitin in Tomb Raider (2018) reboot, was seen opposite Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper in City of Tiny Lights (2016) and had a prominent role in The Hungry (2017).

Eaten By Lions also stars Asim Chaudhary, who is best known as either the character 'Chabuddy G' (for which he won the RTS comedy performance award in 2017) or for co-creating the hit show 'People Just Do Nothing'. The series first started on YouTube and was shot and edited by Chaudhary himself.

On Christmas Eve 2018, he appeared with Stephen Merchant in odd couple Christmas road trip comedy Click and Collect on BBC One.

The film also stars Eastenders actor Nitin Ganatra.

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