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Dylan Thomas adaptation Under Milk Wood wraps shoot

29 August 2014 in Screen Daily

First image released of Rhys Ifans in the new film adaptation of the iconic work by poet Dylan Thomas. Principal photography on a feature film version of Dylan Thomas’s iconic work Under Milk Wood has wrapped in West Wales, it has been announced by Ffatti Ffilms, S4C, Goldfinch Pictures and Ffilm Cymru Wales. Based on Thomas’s classic radio drama, the film stars Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as First Voice/Captain Cat, an old sea captain who dreams of his deceased crew members and lost love. Directed by Kevin Allen, who made Ifans’ breakthrough film Twin Town, the six-week shoot took place in...

Spandau Ballet Live at European Premiere

18 August 2014 in Press

EUROPEAN PREMIERE WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE VIA SATELLITE ACROSS CINEMAS IN THE UK & IRELAND FOLLOWED BY A Q&A HOSTED BY LAUREN LAVERNE AND SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE BY SPANDAU BALLET DATE: Tuesday 30 September VENUE: The Royal Albert Hall GUESTS: TONY HADLEY, GARY KEMP, MARTIN KEMP, STEVE NORMAN, JOHN KEEBLE & director GEORGE HENCKEN ***Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Tuesday 19 August HERE!*** SOUL BOYS OF THE WESTERN WORLD will be launching in cinemas across the UK & Ireland with a special live satellite premiere screening event on Tuesday 30 September, and will then go on general release from 3 October. After the European...

Landmine drama Kajaki begins shoot

11 August 2014 in Screen Daily, Uncategorized

The King’s Speech producer Gareth Ellis-Unwin on board British soldier drama, which will be released as troops return from Afghanistan later this year. Shooting began last week on Kajaki, a battlefield drama based on the true story of British soldiers who became trapped in a minefield in Afghanistan. The film will shoot on location in Jordan for six weeks. Paul Katis will make his feature directorial debut with the film, which has been written by Tom Williams (Chalet Girl), and Gareth Ellis-Unwin, producer of The King’s Speech, is executive producer for Bedlam Productions. Based on first-hand accounts, the film depicts an incident involving...

‘King’s Speech’ Producer Signs On for Explosive Afghan War Drama

11 August 2014 in Hollywood Reporter

The independent film executive produced by Gareth Ellis-Unwin is crowdfunded in part and will be released later this year to support military charities. Kajaki, an independently produced Afghan war drama, has just begun production in Jordan. Gareth Ellis-Unwin, who won an Oscar for The King's Speech, is an executive producer. The film was developed by Paul Katis, who is making his directing debut, and Tom Williams (Chalet Girl), who wrote the screenplay. Other executive producers are Alexa Jago (Waterworld) and Alec Mackenzie. The film recounts the true story of a three-man unit on patrol in Afghanistan in 2006 that, in an effort to...

‘Rob Roy’ Director Michael Caton-Jones to Take on ‘Urban Hymn’

02 July 2014 in Hollywood Reporter

The coming-of-age drama is set against the backdrop of the 2011 British youth riots. Michael Caton-Jones, director of Rob Roy, The Jackal and This Boy's Life, is taking on Urban Hymn, a coming-of-age drama set against the backdrop of the 2011 British summer youth riots. He recently directed World Without End, the follow-up to 2010 miniseries The Pillars of the Earth. The eight-part series is based on a best-seller by Ken Follett. Producers Dashishah Universal Film Production and Eclipse Films, in association with Powderkeg Pictures, on Wednesday announced that Caton-Jones would direct the film from a script written by Nick Moorcroft, who previously...

Under Milk Wood begins shoot

25 June 2014 in Screen Daily

Principal photography on an adaptation of Under Milk Wood, starring Rhys Ifans, has begun in Wales. Based on Dylan Thomas’s classic radio drama, Under Milk Wood stars Ifans as First Voice/Captain Cat, an old sea captain who dreams of his deceased crew members and lost love. Directed by Kevin Allen, who made Ifans’ breakthrough film Twin Town, the shoot in the tiny harbour village of Solva, in Pembrokeshire, will last six weeks. Singer Charlotte Church will co-star as Polly Garter, a woman pining for her lost lover. Other roles are taken by a host of Welsh actors with guest appearances from rugby legend...

Brian Cox, Martin Freeman join American Hangman

18 May 2014 in Screen Daily

Metro International’s thriller is written and directed by Wilson Coneybeare. Brian Cox and Martin Freeman will star in American Hangman. Metro International’s US-based thriller is written and directed by playwright and documentarian Wilson Coneybeare, and centures on a kidnap plot that exploits the dark side of social media. The Canadian/Irish co-production is being produced by Coneybeare, Meredith Fowler, Jeremy Tebbett and Colin Tebbett for a 2015 release. Coneybeare commented: “I am thrilled to be able to work with talents as formidable as Martin Freeman and Brian Cox. The two will be together in every scene, playing off one another in a very tense situation,...

Spandau stays ‘true’ to Cannes crowd

17 May 2014 in Screen Daily

Famed ’80s English band Spandau Ballet arrived in Cannes to support their film Soul Boys of the Western World. Following the film’s market screening, Tony Hadley belted out sing-along favourites including ‘True’ and ‘Gold’ to a packed house at Plage Royal. Guitarist Steve Norman rocked it out on stage with Hadley while Martin Kemp was there ‘in support’, which involved standing around in the back and signing autographs. The recently formed Metro International sells the project (which debuted at SXSW). At Friday’s party they capably managed a house full of potential distributors and other industry friends, who were singing along en masse...

Metrodome takes Spandau Ballet doc for UK

15 May 2014 in Screen Daily

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor nabs music doc from Metro International. UK distributor Metrodome Distribution has picked up Spandau Ballet doc Soul Boys of the Western Worldfrom Metro International. The SXSW title, which documents the story of the iconic ‘80s band through newsreel footage and new video content from the band’s personal archives, is directed by George Hencken. The deal was negotiated by Metro International head of sales Natalie Brenner on behalf of the producers Scott Millaney and Steve Dagger. Band members Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Steve Norman and Martin Kemp are in Cannes for a marche screening of the film on Friday. The film is scheduled...

Glee’s Chris Colfer to star in Noel Coward Biopic

14 May 2014 in Screen Daily

EXCLUSIVE: Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave in talks for biopic of UK playwright. Glee star Chris Colfer is attached to lead cast in Noel(working title), the Noel Coward biopic scripted by Bentand Mrs Henderson Presents writer Martin Sherman. Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Pryce are in talks to join the cast of the feature, which portrays the early life and influences of the famously flamboyant British playwright, producer and wit who penned classics including Private Lives and Blithe Spirit and who worked on films including Brief Encounter and In Which We Serve, for which he was Oscar-nominated. The project, which has...