Aml Ameen’s new festive meet-the-family feature ‘Boxing Day’ takes a leaf out of the Richard Curtis feelgood RomCom playbook, with a host of FilmFixer’s London locations taking centre stage.
Ameen directs and stars as a successful, Hollywood-based novelist returning home for Christmas to visit his eccentric British Caribbean family in London, alongside his American fiancée.
Capital city locations feature throughout this love letter to London, which gets a bouncy musical accompaniment from Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, who also stars. The festive gloss and sparkle sees Potters Field Park, in the shadow of Tower Bridge in the borough of Southwark become the setting for a special proposal (no spoilers…!) Bankside was also used for a busking scene, while Latona Road was used for a unit base and to provide convenient parking.
Across in Lee Valley Regional Park Authority the local BMX track was used for a chase scene involving three characters.
Also featuring over in the borough of Lambeth was the iconic Thames side location Queens Walk. Further north of the River in the borough of Barnet the Grahame Park Shopping Precinct and Community Centre made appearances, the latter for a Christmas nativity scene.
Islington borough also played its part by providing accommodation for parking, and nearby Haringey borough’s Finsbury Park served as unit base for the production.