Pipedream Pictures shot CRUSH, starring Andie MacDowell, Anna Chancellor, Imelda Staunton, Bill Paterson and introducing newcomer Kenny Doughty, during summer 2000 on location in London, the Cotswolds and Paris. Directed and written by John McKay who was recently nominated for a Royal Television society Award for Best Newcomer for his work on Channel Four's controversial drama series Psychos, CRUSH is produced by Lee Thomas for Pipedream Pictures. McKay and Thomas previously collaborated on the short film Doom and Gloom, which won prizes at international film festivals in Brest, Brussels and Locarno. CRUSH is set in rural England, chronicling the lives of three women friends - all successful, all fortyish, all single - who meet once a week over gin, chocolate and cigarettes to compare the horrors of their love lives. When Kate (Andie MacDowell) suddenly starts to date an attractive man (Jed/ Kenny Doughty) half her age, the other two (Janine/ Imelda Staunton and Molly/ Anna Chancellor) are incensed; it can't be true love, can it? And so they plot to save her from herself…… For his feature film debut, John McKay has assembled a stellar cast led by Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Green Card), Anna Chancellor (Longitude, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Imelda Staunton (Shakespeare in Love), newcomer Kenny Doughty (Titus) and Bill Paterson (Hilary and Jackie). FilmFour presents in association with Senator Film and Industry Entertainment, CRUSH, a Pipedream Pictures Production.