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British and Turkish actor Mem Ferda is set to co-star in the new action thriller Breakdown. The movie also centrally stars Craig Fairbrass (Rise of the Footsoldier). Fairbrass plays a professional contract killer. Alfie (Fairbrass) is traumatized by visions of his violent past as he tries to defend his family from murderous employers. Currently, Breakdown is being shot on location in and in the surrounding areas of London and Essex.
Breakdown is written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Jonnie Malachi. Also, the cast includes James Cosmo (“Game of Thrones”), Emmett Scanlan (The Fall), Mem Ferda (Pusher), Olivia Grant (Mr. Nice), and Tamer Hassan (The Business). Luke Fairbrass is producing this feature through production house Screen 360.
Actor Mem Ferda plays the role of Hakan Abaci. Hakan is a self made, confident Turkish gang boss. Though, it is only a cameo part in the movie, this role really packs a punch and it will, without doubt, leave viewers shocked. Mem commented on his role in Breakdown: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this highly charged and strong no nonsense thriller. Jonnie has written a real winner here.”
*Ferda is preparing for two further intense leading roles, in two action films, set for release in 2015: The Gunfather and The Executioner.
The official synopsis for Breakdown: “A professional contract killer, haunted by visions of his violent past, spirals out of control. His work is compromised as he reaches a breaking point; he is forced to defend his family from his ruthless employers” (Screen 360).
Release Date: TBA.
Director/writer: Jonnie Malachi.
Cast: James Cosmo, Craig Fairbrass, Olivia Grant, Emmett Scanlan, Tamer Hassan and Mem Ferda.