StudioCanal boards Swallows & Amazons
UK rights to Electric Shadow Fund backed Swallows & Amazons have been snapped up by StudioCanal in Cannes. Shooting begins this summer, with Rafe Spall and Kelly Macdonald leading the cast. Nick Barton of Harbour Pictures commented, “We are delighted that the BFI, HanWay Films, StudioCanal, Screen Yorkshire, Electric Shadow and Ian Maiden have all come on board the project to help realise our vision”
The Fold nominated for Best Drama
John Jencks's debut feature The Fold has been nominated for Best Drama at The National Film Awards 2015, alongside films including Mr. Turner and Calvary. The nomination follows awards for Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography at the Women's Independent Film Festival and Best International Film at the IFS Film Festival.
The Hallow world premiere at Sundance
ESF backed The Hallow, the feature debut from Corin Hardy, premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Starring Joseph Mawle, the horror tells the story of a conservationist who unwittingly disturbs a host of demonic forces.
The Blunderer in post-production
The Blunderer, starring Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson, is in post-production. The psychological thriller is produced by Killer Films's Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa, with Ted Hope, Sierra/Affinity, Joe Simpson and John Jencks and Jay Taylor of Electric Shadow Fund.
Dan Hubbard to cast The Hippopotamus
Casting Director Dan Hubbard, whose credits include The Bourne Supremacy and Downton Abbey, has joined ESC's The Hippopotamus. Adapted from Stephen Fry's best-selling novel, the comedy stars Roger Allam as Ted, a disgraced poet tasked with investigating unexplained 'miracle healings'.