Freebird (film)

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Directed by Jon Ivay
Produced by Stephen Woolley
Written byJon Ivay
Starring Gary Stretch
Geoff Bell
Phil Daniels
Peter Bowles
Music by Stephen Woolley
Cinematography Stephen Woolley
Freebird Pictures, LLC.
Distributed by Phaze UK
Release date
  • 1 February 2008 (2008-02-01)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget£1.5 million

Freebird is a 2008 British comedy film directed by Jon Ivay and starring Gary Stretch, Geoff Bell, Phil Daniels and Peter Bowles. [1]

Jon Ivay British writer

Jon Ivay is an English writer, director, actor, and producer.

Gary Stretch is an English former actor, boxer and model.

Geoff Bell is an English actor, He is most notable for his performances in Green Street, The Business and Kingsman: The Secret Service.



Three friends, Fred (Stretch), Tyg (Bell) and Grouch (Daniels), set out on a motorcycle trip to Wales in order to bring back a haul of cannabis for Fred's friend The Chairman (Bowles). What was meant to be a nice weekend in the country soon turns into an ordeal.

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Cannabis (drug) Non-medical use of marijuana

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids. Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract.

Along the way, they encounter revenge seeking bikers and a giant masked wrestler in the pub. Or maybe it's just those magic mushrooms they had for breakfast.


The film was shot in and around Hay-on-Wye in Wales, and London.

Hay-on-Wye Town in Brecknockshire, Wales

Hay-on-Wye, often abbreviated to just "Hay", is a small market town and community in the historic county of Brecknockshire (Breconshire) in Wales, currently administered as part of the unitary authority of Powys. With over twenty bookshops, it is often described as "the town of books", and is both the National Book Town of Wales and the site of the annual Hay Literary Festival.

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  1. Stephen Glynn Quadrophenia - 2014 -- Page 125 "Daniels... took on the role of strung-out biker Grouch in the British comedy Freebird (John Ivay, 2008)"
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