Potential is the first film produced in 2010 by Light Films. After wowing audiences of over 180 at each of the film premieres in 2009, there was pressure on the producers of Potential to come up with something far more ambitious to continue to better the previous productions.
In February 2010, over 30 film crew and cast from all over the UK packed up their sleeping bags and headed to the wintry wonderland of South Wales. Sleeping in a fantastically newly renovated 'scout hut' in the Cynon Valley, the cast and crew bonded well and the film was incredibly well prepared and was filmed with minimal hitches.
John has never really fitted in. He's never been academic and has always been picked on for his rugged looks. Boxing is his one shot at making something of himself; it's his one chance to shine.
Meeting Eva, an expired wine bar singer who has a lot in common with John, forces him to change the way he thinks about his life. Damaged by a violent past, Eva will not get involved with anybody like him; a young athlete with lots of potential... Within boxing.
With the fight of his life approaching, John is wracked with guilt because of his career choice but desperately wants Eva's support.... But will he get it?
The film features The Coliseum & MIchael Sobell Sports Centre in Aberdare (home of our Executive Producer, Chrissa Maund), Mermaid Quays and Barfly in Cardiff, Penarth beach and pier as well as Queens Leisure Centre in Nottingham and Derby City Boxing Academy in Derby.
Lead actor, Shameer Seepersand, trained for 12 long weeks to 'become' a boxer with local female boxer Laura Neave and personal trainer and fight choreographer Paul Smith.
The film was shot over 20 locations during a 4 day film shoot with one of the biggest cast and crews Light Films has ever had the pleasure of managing.
- John - Shameer Seepersand
- Eva - Natalie Dunbar
- Coach - Russell Barnett
- Stewart - Paul Anthony Davis
- Jake - Dalton Powell
- Boxer - Paul Smith
- Written & Directed by Tom Wadlow
- Produced by Chrissa Maund
- Director of Photography by Neil Oseman
- Gaffer Colin Smith
- Production Assistant Rachael West
- Production Assisitant Katrina Tooth
- Make by Lydia Cambell
- Runner Peter Davis
- Runner Marc Marquis
- Runner Kim Hodgeson
- Stills photographer Ewan Mathers
Photographs by Ewan Mathers
- production notes
- Production Stills