Peaky Blinders opportunity.


This week, we headed over to Liverpool to visit Louise from Cult Network who is working alongside Peaky Blinders Bar Liverpool to create new content for the year ahead.

If given the go ahead then this could be a great opportunity for Take the Cake Productions. 


More news to follow in the coming weeks



Take the Cake visit Dee 106.3

Today Michael Dee visited Chester’s Dee 106.3 to talk about some exciting new projects in the pipeline for 2018. 


 “It was an absolute pleasure to meet Jamie and Phil at Radio Dee 106.3. We discussed a few things regarding 2018 and I left feeling very excited”


Next year sees the launch of independent sitcom Morbid and this was the main drive behind today’s meeting. But it has also lead to a few side projects that could see a very exciting 2018 for everyone involved at Take the Cake Productions. 


After talking to Jamie and Phil about next year. It was time to check out some of the cool things around the studio. Sadly though we didn’t have enough time to play a round of foosball. But we did have time to talk to Dee 106.3’s presenter Gavin Matthews.  


So stay tuned to some great things coming out of Take the Cake over the next few months. 




Morbid hits BBC Breakfast Show

Today the cast of Morbid spoke to BBC Radio Merseyside about a sitcom which is based around a Funeral directors. It’s currently being filmed in Ellesmere Port. 


Last Tuesday Michael Dee, Grant Ryan Lenton and Elric Cadwallader got interviewed by Jessica Robbins from BBC Radio Merseyside at Hooton Park Trust. 


The interview played out at 7:25 on Monday 4th December on Tony Snell’s Breakfast Show. The interview plays out for 5 minutes.  


On behalf of everyone at Take the Cake Productions and everyone involved on the production of Morbid. Thank you to the BBC for the coverage. 


To hear the full interview check out the link below.

Production breaks for festive period

So we’ve come to the end of the year, and it’s time to wrap up production until January. 


Today (4th Dec) the cast and crew of Morbid, met for the last time this year to film a few scenes before production breaks for the festive period.  


It was a cold and windy day but the cast and crew didn’t let that dampen their spirits. The location shoot was in Great Sutton at a former petrol station which is now an MOT garage. 


A sign was specially made which read ‘Ellesmere Port Petrol Station’ A basic sign that added some great production value to the set. Cars where also cleared from the forecourt to recreated a working petrol station. All we needed then was a limousine and a hearse to finish it off. Once everything was in place, things started to take shape.



The shoot took around 5 hours to complete and we can now say that we have reached the halfway point. Filming will begin again in January and will continue straight through to February. 


(Photo credit: Paul Warburton Photography)  

Morbid gets BBC limelight

Michael Dee speaks to BBC Radio Merseyside about his progress with Morbid.  


Today, Michael Dee spoke to BBC Radio Merseyside about his progress with Morbid, an independent sitcom based around a funeral directors. 


The interview took place at the Hooton Park Trust where Thora the hearse is being stored during the production of Morbid. 


At the start of the interview Michael Dee, Grant Ryan Lenton and Elric Cadwallader read a few scenes from the script to give the listeners a taste of what’s to come in the pilot episode. 


After reading a few scenes from the script it was time to get a one to one with show creator Michael. 


Michael spoke about the local community and how greatful he was for all the support and help from local  businesses. 


Grant took some time to speak about his character Dave and how he got involved with Take the Cake Productions.   


Elric spoke about his involvement as an actor in the show and his role as co-writer on Morbid.  


(Photo credit: Paul Warburton Photography)


We are awaiting confirmation on when this interview will air, but we will keep you all posted. 

Morbid reaches local paper

Morbid goes to print in this weeks local paper for Ellesmere Port.  


Today we got the news that Morbid reached the local papers when the story went to print earlier this week.


 “It’s been so amazing having Morbid in the local papers over the last few weeks. When I first saw our story online for the Chester Chronical’s website, I was over the moon, but I had no idea it would go to print” 



Teaming up with Chester Film Co-Op


Over the last few months, Take the Cake have been attending the filmmakers networking events in Chester. A group where likeminded filmmakers, actors, photographers and so forth, meet up around a projector screen and share work and stories relating to film.



The group is organise by Daniel Fox and Mark Ellingham of Chat Noir Productions, Adam Bowler freelance cameraman/photographer, Nathan Head actor/producer, Jodie Forshaw actress/social expert, Mark Smith youtuber/filmmaker. Lovers of film and all things technical, this group has been operating since 2013 arcoss the city of Chester and it’s growing from strength to strength.

The networking events attract interest from industry professionals working on major productions to youtubers and college students just starting out. 



“Cooperating! The Chester Film Co-op is an endeavour dedicated to bringing the Filmmakers of Chester & the surrounding area together, to meet, share ideas & make films.”


Take the Cake’s current production of Morbid has received massive support from the Chester Film Co-Op. With 11 members now working on the show as cast and crew. 

“Being part of the Chester Film Co-Op has really helped me and my company grow, and it’s credit to the guys at the Co-Op who have directed me in the right direction. I would say to anyone interested in film, to come down and network” 



So if your intrested in filmmaking or just love films and want to share your ideas with a group of likeminded people. Then head on down to the Chester Film Co-Op.


See website for details.

Michael Dee joins The Ghostly Hour on Kcor Radio


Tonight Michael Dee will be guest on David Cook's The Ghostly Hour. Talking about his time on set of Scariest Places, Merrick Alora's Ghost Towns, Morbid and Ghosts Of.

2pm PST 5pm EST 10pm UK

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