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“Great cinematography…superb acting…make a reservation to see this film soon. You will not be disappointed!” Midlands Movies


“Unpretentious, stark and heart warming…the film and the actors – amazing!!!” 2014 Reel Desires: Chennai International Queer Film Festival


"Remarkable! Unique! Outstanding!" From some "of the world's most innovative and talented contemporary film-makers" London Film Awards

Checking In (2014)


Shot entirely at the prime and excellent real life Baron's Court Hotel in Walsall, just outside of Birmingham, ‘Checking In’ brings together a host of amazing actors and crew.


The film delves into the lives of numerous guests around the establishment over the course of a 24 hour period on a random average working day. Told through the eyes of maid Radka (Nici Preston) & Alec the Manager (Roger David Francis), we meet a range of guests; some will make you laugh, some will make you gasp while some will make you think.


‘Checking In’ was born out of a wish to just want to tell a good story - five in fact! As well as this, it was a chance for a group of local film makers and friends to show that talent is still alive and kicking in the West Midlands just as much as anywhere else - both in front of and behind the cameras!


'Checking In' is a joint production by Pat The Bull Films, Lightbeam Productions, Flirty Bird Productions and 5cm/sec Productions, and was filmed on location in the West Midlands during 2012 - 2013.

Watch some exclusive clips from the film below

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