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DOMINIC SAVAGE TRIUMPHS IN NEW CHANNEL 4 DRAMA SERIES.
29 July 2019

Unltd director Dominic Savage has received rave reviews after the first episode of his new three episode drama, 'I Am...' was broadcast on Channel 4 last week.

Lucy Mangan - writing a five star review in The Guardian - described the film depicting a coercive relationship as "a rare, beautifully realised piece" commending its naturalistic dialogue and its refusal to sensationalise the situation it describes.

Each of the three films in the series was co-authored by Dominic Savage with its star. Vicky McClure stepped up to the plate in 'I Am Nicola', providing a performance which reminds the audience that domestic violence can take a less obvious forms than the traditional image of a wife-beating bastard.



Savage's direction reinforces the subtlety of the script, slowly revealing the true nature of this toxic relationship to the audience. It is a masterclass in restraint.

The other two episodes are entirely stand-alone and feature Samantha Morton and Gemma Chan respectively. Clearly, they are not to be missed.

Check out Dominic Savage's availability by contacting Stephen Gash on 07785 527800 or via email using stephen@unltdproductions.com.

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