• Bailey caravan plays key role in new film ‘Golden Years’ being shot in Bristol
• All-star cast includes: Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna, Alun Armstrong, Phil Davis, Sue Johnston, Una Stubbs, Simon Callow, and more…
• Written by John Miller, Jeremy Sheldon and TV presenter Nick Knowles; with producer Mark Foligno from Moli Films Entertainment who previously worked on The King’s Speech
• Two unique Bailey Unicorn Valencia ‘Getaway’ models used for filming
• ‘Golden Years’ film expected to be released in 2016
A Bailey caravan is playing a central role in a new film, ‘Golden Years’, alongside an all-star cast featuring some of Britain’s best-loved actors, such as Sue Johnston, Una Stubbs and Simon Callow, which is currently being filmed in and around Bailey’s home town, Bristol.
The actress Virginia McKenna and actor Bernard Hill play a couple with a Bailey Unicorn who refuse to fade away into their declining years, or accept the injustice of old age, so after the loss of their pensions in the financial crisis, decide to fight back and are forced into a life of crime robbing banks to get their money back to help save their community and local bowls club.
Described as a heist film with a comedic core, the caravan, one of the best-selling, top of the range Bailey Unicorn models, features prominently as the leading couple use it as a base for their activities.
With filming taking place in Bristol and nearby Gloucestershire, as a local leisure vehicle manufacturer, Bailey was delighted to be invited to supply two caravans, one with part of its roof removed for filming interior scenes in the studio, plus an Approach Autograph motorhome for the crew to use while on location.
A unique and cleverly appropriate model name was created for the Bailey Unicorn used in the film – the Bailey Unicorn Valencia ‘Getaway’. This popular model, with an end washroom and fixed double bed layout, proved perfect for filming the scenes inside the caravan as the new Unicorn features more space in the large front seating area and central kitchen area, providing plenty of room for the actors and crew, while the unique panoramic front window also provided an unobstructed view in and out of the caravan for the cameras.
Golden Years has been written by TV presenter Nick Knowles, Jeremy Sheldon and writer/director John Miller, with producer Mark Foligno from Moli Films Entertainment who has worked on other films such as The King’s Speech and I am Slave.
Nick Howard, Managing Director of Bailey of Bristol commented: “Bailey is really proud to be working with a British film and such a strong cast, especially as it is all being created locally in Bristol, and we can’t wait to see the finished results when it’s released in the UK next year.”