|Directed by||Jon Ivay|
|Produced by||Stephen Woolley|
|Written by||Jon Ivay|
|Starring|| Gary Stretch |
|Music by||Stephen Woolley|
Freebird Pictures, LLC.
|Distributed by||Phaze UK|
Freebird is a 2008 British comedy film directed by Jon Ivay and starring Gary Stretch, Geoff Bell, Phil Daniels and Peter Bowles.
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.
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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.
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