The second film by co-writers and co-directors Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin, Release is a fictional story of a gay priest who is serving a prison sentence for the presumed crime of paedophilia. This film stars Daniel Brocklebank in the lead role of Father Jack.
Starring Jonny Labey, Daniel Brocklebank, Suzanne Collins, and Craig Stein, Soft Lad is an intriguing tale of lust and betrayal that grabs the audience from the opening scenes. David (Labey) is having an affair with his sister’s husband, Jules (Brocklebank). Meanwhile, David’s sister Jane (Collins) is blissfully unaware of the betrayal crafted by her brother and husband – a betrayal that has life-altering consequences for everyone involved.
Soft Lad was written and directed by Leon Lopez. Released in 2015, it is Lopez’s first feature length film and stars Jonny Labey (EastEnders), Daniel Brocklebank (Coronation Street) and Suzanne Collins (Brookside) in leading roles, with Craig Stein, Laura Ainsworth and Mya Collins in supporting roles. Filming took place entirely in Liverpool, UK. Soft Lad was part of the official selection for PoutFest UK and the East End Film Festival.