Svengali tells the story of Dixie (Jonny Owen), a postman from South Wales,
and a music fanatic. All his life he’s dreamed of discovering a great band and
then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them… ‘The Premature
Congratulations
’. He hunts them down and offers them his management
services. They are young, arrogant, sexy and utterly magnificent. Putting their
demo on a cassette tape, Dixie heads out onto the streets of London…

Innocent, wide-eyed Dixie embarks on a roller coaster ride through the most ‘infamous’
industry of them all. His partner and his sanity through it all is his soulmate Michelle
(Vicky McClure). Every day is a battle for Dixie, totally broke and working for nothing
to get his beloved band gigs, their egos grow with their stardom. The more successful
‘The Prems’ get, the greater the chances are of Dixie losing them. He has to decide
what are his real priorities in life… his love of music or his love for Michelle.

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DVD & BLU-RAY RELEASE

15/04/2014

You can buy Svengali on DVD & Blu-Ray from Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, HMV, Fopp, Amazon and Play.com Svengali is also available to do ..read more

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Matt Berry – Jeremy Braines

15/04/2014

'Get me Svengali or I will set you on fire' The brilliant Matt Berry as Jeremy Braines... To download and own: iTunes On DVD & BLU-RAY (i ..read more

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John Hardwick – Exclusive Interview

15/04/2014

An exclusive interview with Svengali's Director John Hardwick where he talks about the film, Dixie, improv., Jonny Owen & The Prems. The full i ..read more

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Svengali Soundtrack – Spotlight: The Keys

15/04/2014

Cardiff band Keys  feature 3 times on the Svengali soundtrack; the story of how they found themselves alongside music legends such as The Libertines ..read more

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Behind The Scenes – Martin Root, Producer

14/04/2014

Martin is Creative Director at Root, Founder of Root Films and Producer of ‘Svengali’, it's safe to say, without Martin Svengali would never hav ..read more

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Martin Freeman – Becoming A Part Of Svengali

14/04/2014

"Lots of actors go on to become huge stars and act in some of the biggest films on the planet. One or two of them then talk about supporting the indep ..read more

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Meet the Cast – Dylan Edwards

13/04/2014

The constantly brilliant Dylan Edwards as the Prems Frontman, Jake in Svengali Filmed at the beautiful Loch Lomond, Scotland, one of the movie's most ..read more

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Vicky McClure – Exclusive On-Set Interview

07/04/2014

Watch Vicky McClure in an exclusive on-set interview talking about Svengali here. Svengali was released on DVD & Blu-Ray yesterday to a huge re ..read more

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Catherine Derry – Director Of Photography

07/04/2014

Svengali's DOP talks to The Call Sheet about our all female camera crew. Watch her interview here. Svengali is available to buy DVD & Blu-Ra ..read more

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Martin Freeman – Exclusive Interview

07/04/2014

Watch an exclusive interview with Martin Freeman on how he became a part of the project. Watch the video here Svengali is available to buy on DV ..read more

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Vicky McClure
'Shell'

29/05/2013

Vicky is one of the country’s most exciting actors, and thanks to her stunning performance in Shane Meadow’s This Is England she has already claim ..read more

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Jonny Owen
Dixie / Writer

29/05/2013

Jonny Owen is a Bafta winning producer, actor and writer.   He’s appeared in some of the UK’s biggest TV shows including Shameless, Murphys Law ..read more

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Released – March 21st 2014

28/01/2014

Svengali will be released in Cinemas and made available to download and own digitally or rent through video on demand services on March 21st 2014. ..read more

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WIN An Exclusive SVENGALI Film Premiere Package

28/02/2014

To celebrate the release of the Svengali Official Soundtrack on March 17th, we’re giving you the chance to WIN An Exclusive SVENGALI Film Premiere P ..read more

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Meet The Cast – Roger Evans (Horsey)

10/03/2014

Jonny on how he and Roger created Svengali: Me and Rog (or Roger and I) have been married for 140 years. Seriously, we have acted together since bi ..read more

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‘The Guy Is A Born Star’ – How Carl Barât became part of Svengali

10/03/2014

When we filmed at the foundry on Old Street I asked Alan McGee about Carl Barat as I’d heard about him doing some acting. Always my favourite Libert ..read more

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Svengali – Official Soundtrack Of The Motion Picture Out Now

17/03/2014

We are pleased to say the compilation, featuring tracks from the likes of The Stone Roses, Miles Kane, Small Faces, The Fall, The Coral and Big Star, ..read more

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Full Cinema Listing

16/03/2014

You will be able to watch Svengali at any of the following cinemas, or watch on demand and download to own on 21st March Belfast Odyssey www.od ..read more

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Svengali OST – Interactive Tape Deck

18/03/2014

Use Dixie's tape deck to skip through the "Greatest Rock 'n' Roll soundtrack" ever! Watch it here. "If you'd died and gone to heaven this is the ..read more

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Introducing John Hardwick – Svengali’s Director

18/03/2014

Svengali's Director John Hardwick has worked with some of the UK's most influential artists of the 90's and 2000's, including Blur, The Manic Street P ..read more

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Svengali out now!

21/03/2014

SVENGALI IN CINEMAS! Keep your eyes peeled for further cinema announcements! Book tickets now online or contact your nearest cinema below, look ou ..read more

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Title Sequence

21/03/2014

Using ‘retro style’ stacked cassette tape cases as a graphic equaliser device to introduce cast members, the vibrant movement of the tapes mixed w ..read more

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See What Fans Are Saying About Svengali

19/03/2014

Seen SVENGALI yet? We met people coming out of Clapham Picturehouse after yesterday's special screening, here's what they thought of it including t ..read more

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Remembering
Brian Hibbard

31/03/2014

A legend of music and the screen, 30 years on from the Miners' Strike. A towering member of the SVENGALI cast, the late Brian Hibbard who plays Dix ..read more

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Svengali DVD & Blu-ray out 7th April

31/03/2014

"One of the coolest and funniest British movies in ages" Irvine Welsh "★★★★ A superb taste of British cinema" Zoo "If you like 6 music, ..read more

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Meet The Cast – Alan McGee

01/04/2014

Jonny tells the story of how Alan McGee became a part of SVENGALI. See Svengali on Demand or Download Now: https://www.facebook.com/notes/svenga ..read more

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Behind The Scenes – Ian Neil, Music Producer

02/04/2014

From The Iron Lady, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels to Snatch his work has contributed to Ian Neil has contributed to some of Britain's most icon ..read more

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