Peter Cadwell

Actor - Writer - Filmmaker

Peter Cadwell is a multi award winning actor, screenwriter and film producer. 'The Fighter's Ballad' feature film, starring, written and produced by Peter Cadwell, is the overall winner of 25 awards...some of the films awards are:

'The Fighter's Ballad' feature film, starring, written and produced by Peter Cadwell, officially wins 'Best Feature Film' at 'The European Independent Film Award' 2016 Annual Ceremony:

Best Feature Film

'The Fighter's Ballad' feature film, starring, written and produced by Peter Cadwell, officially wins 3 awards at the 'NYC Indie Film Awards' 2016. The winning awards are:

Best Lead Actor - Peter Cadwell
Best Feature Film
Best Director - Tony S Ukpo


'The Fighter's Ballad' feature film, starring, written and produced by Peter Cadwell, officially wins 4 further awards at GIFA, for their 2016 overall annual winners. The 'Global Independent Film Awards' is a competition that recognises exceptional work by filmmakers and actors. The annual winning awards are:

Best Actor in a Lead Role - Peter Cadwell for The Fighter
Best Narrative Feature - The Fighter's Ballad
Humanitarian Award - Peter Cadwell (Actor, Writer, Producer) for The Fighter's Ballad
Best Faith Based Film - The Fighter's Ballad

'The Fighter's Ballad is an official winner of 10 film awards from 'GIFA' 2015, in the US. The 'Global Independent Film Awards' is a competition that recognises exceptional work by filmmakers and actors. The winning awards are:

Best Feature Film
Best Director - Tony S Ukpo
Best Lead Actor - Peter Cadwell
Best Lead Actor - Clive Russell
Best Ensemble Cast - Jane Frisby
Best Screenplay - Peter Cadwell
Best Drama
Best Faith Based Film
Best Sound
Best Hair and Make Up


'The Fighter's Ballad', is an official winner of 3 film awards from the spiritual film festival 'John Paul II International Film Festival', in the US. Other nominations included: 'California Solo' starring Robert Carlyle; 'For Greater Glory' starring Andy Garcia and Peter O'Toole; 'The Way' starring Charlie Sheen & Emilio Estevez. The winning awards are:

Best Feature Film
Best Lead Actor - Peter Cadwell
Best Screenplay - Peter Cadwell


The award winning feature film 'The Fighter's Ballad', releases interviews with Actor/Writer Peter Cadwell himself and Actor Clive Russell...both talk about working on 'The Fighter's Ballad'. See interviews below:

May 2014
'The Fighter's Ballad' receives a review from the most prolific IMDb film critic. To quote:

"It really is a quality production all around and one of the strangest and most daring films I have seen. And, considering I have over 16,000 reviews to my credit so far on IMDb, that’s saying quite a bit". Martin Hafer, Film Critic - Influx Magazine 2014

May 2014
'The Fighter's Ballad'... Peter's Cadwell's feature film as actor/screenwriter, is currently at the Cannes Film Festival Market 'Le Marche du Film' 2014.

August 2013
As part of Danny Boyle's new East London Film Festival 'Shuffle'... Danny Boyle picked 'The Fighter's Ballad', to screen alongside 'One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest'. This was part of the 'Day of the Mind', a day of the festival exploring the human mind. As both Cuckoo's Nest and The Fighter Ballad, express mental health in society, Peter Cadwell felt honoured to be up there with Cuckoo's Nest.
 

Actor Screenwriter Credits:

THE FIGHTER'S BALLAD
Starring PETER CADWELL, CLIVE RUSSELL
Directed by TONY S UKPO
Screenplay by PETER CADWELL
Produced by JANE FRISBY, TONY S UKPO, PETER CADWELL

A spiritual, psychological, emotionally powerful, poetic drama. An angry young man, an impoverished church, a world weary priest, can redemption be found?

www.thefightersballad.com

www.facebook.com/thefightersballad

A round up of 'The Fighter's Ballad' reviews and quotes so far: 

"It’s really one of the strangest and most daring films I have seen. And, considering I have over 16,000 reviews to my credit so far on IMDb, that’s saying quite a bit." Martin Hafer - Lead Entertainment Writer & Film Critic - Influx Magazine 2014

"While some films depend on lavish CGI flights of fancy 'The Fighter’s Ballad' draws its strength from its simplicity. There’s an impressive visual sheen - and the dialogue is given a weighty intensity by the superb performances of Peter Cadwell and Clive Russell." Danny Leigh - Film Critic and Co-host of BBC One - Film 2012

"I cannot help but think that if Shakespeare were still alive and kicking, and writing from a faith-based point-of-view, he may well have written 'The Fighter’s Ballad'. A powerful and challenging film, The Fighter’s Ballad takes an unflinching look at how violence, guilt and hatred destroy, and how grace, forgiveness, and mercy heal. One of the best independent British films I have seen in many years." Christian St John - 'Christian Film Guide' Film Critic & Editor 2013

"A rollercoaster of ideas, memories and feelings ensues as we see the world through the vision of this Angry Young Man and the Man of God who tries to abate him. Ukpo’s direction is understated, letting the feelings and characters speak out for themselves, and breaks up the action effectively with Samuel Karl Bohn’s moving score and the sad and mysterious pasts of the two men. As a devotee of Dostoevsky I was very much at home. Cadwell’s work explores religion, man’s existence and how the two ebb and flow around each other. He has bravely taken on and tackled a huge body of thought which really makes this film stand out in style and content from what one is used to seeing on our stages and screens." Caroline Vice - Online Film Reviewer - Dead Curious 2012

"Brutal but beautiful." Sadie De Jouer Taylor - Producer

"Powerful, Provocative, Poetic, Profound." Anonymous Viewer

"An excruciatingly beautiful film that asks questions of us all." Mike Warburton - Actor

"Peter Cadwell is a truly transformational actor, a stunning performance." Jack Price - Director

"Shocking, thought-provoking and dark; a vision of the battle between hope and hopelessness." Emma Engers - Agent

"If you're into dialogue driven indie films, in which the acting, writing and characters are intensely powerful, challenging, yet truly beautiful, heartbreaking, then this already cult classic is for you." John Howard - Filmmaker

"Peter Cadwell is a tour de force, tackling a difficult subject matter with both brute force and compassion/sensitivity, reminiscent of early Brando! 'The Fighter's Ballad', blow for blow, is the best Low Budget Film of the year!" R Taylor - Director

"Unflinching, questioning and brutal. This powerful film will stay with you for sometime. A brave, stylistic commentary on contemporary society, or lack of, and the relevance of religion and forgiveness. Memorable." Tara Newton - Actor

" 'The Fighter's Ballad' deserves all the support it can get, regarding the insightful direction and convincing performances, in a film that proves once and for all that big budgets and special effects don't make big and special movies. It's the creative heads behind a production like 'The Fighter's Ballad', that give birth to films that stay in people's minds." Robert Sigl - Director

"This Film delves into uncomfortable depths, exploring the difficulty of communicating with a troubled soul, seemingly out of sync with the 'normal'. The audience's instinct is to be afraid and repulsed by people whose reality seems dangerously misaligned; 'The Fighter's Ballad' suggest that mental illness has to be treated early, at source, through pity, patience and openness. In the film's darkest moments, we see the friction caused by divergent world views; the comforting idealism of religion versus the despair and violence of hopeless nihilism." Tom Quillfeldt - Agent

Markets & Festivals:
Busan International Film Festival, Asian Film Market, South Korea
Shanghai International Film Festival, China Film Market
Le Marche du Film, Cannes Film Market
'Filmart' Hong Kong International Film Market

Official Selection 'The European Independent Film Award' 2016
Official Selection 'NYC Indie Film Awards' New York, US, 2016
Official Selection 'Global Independent Film Awards' US 2016
Official Selection 'John Paul II International Film Festival' Miami 2012
Official Selection 'London Independent Film Festival' 2012
Official Selection 'Cornwall Film Festival' Nov 2011