‘Boiling Point’ Director on Capturing the ‘Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Stress’ of High-End Kitchens With His Stephen Graham Film

After some amuse bouche shorts and a pair of features as a starter, Philip Barantini is hungry for the main course.The actor-turned-director spent over two decades in front of the camera (you may recognize him from heavyweight HBO series “Band of Brothers” and “Chernobyl”), but has now developed a serious taste and talent for directing which makes him one of the hottest chefs in a crowded kitchen.His short “Boiling Point” scored him a U.K.

agent, and the goal of adapting said short into a feature, he says, was to attract U.S.


Sure enough, his expert helming of Stephen Graham (a close friend since their “Band of Brothers” days) and a young ensemble has scored him a contract with CAA.“I’m just riding a wave, I’m on top of the world.

It feels right, it feels like this is what I’m meant to do,

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