FILMING is underway in North Wales for a new British musical drama feature film set in a poultry processing site.

Chuck Chuck Baby is billed as a “feel-good love story celebrating female love in all its forms” and is set in a poultry processing plant in industrial North Wales.

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It is writer/director Janis Pugh’s feature debut and is led by Sherlock actress Louise Brealey and Annabel Scholey, who was in The Salisbury Poisonings.

Chuck Chuck Baby is funded by the BFI and Ffilm Cymru Wales, both awarding National Lottery funding, and BBC Film.

It was developed by Ffilm Cymru Wales, the BFI and Artemisia Films.


Janis Pugh, writer and director, said: “I am so proud to be shooting Chuck Chuck Baby. It’s a story of love, but it is also a story that addresses our current political times.

“It’s a story of barriers and fences and what happens to our world when we shut people out. I want to make the audience sing, laugh and brush away tears…and then hopefully go home and pull down their own fences.”

Lizzie Francke, editor at large of the BFI Film Fund, said: “Janis is a very singular talent with a very distinct, playful vision and we are proud to be supporting her debut feature.

“Chuck Chuck Baby promises to be a vibrant and original musical that goes large with its emotional top notes but at the same time has the delicately resonant acoustics of the local and personal, depicting an uplifting story of working-class women in North Wales.”