Pinewood announces support for first British film production

Pinewood announces funding assistance and access to world class facilities for first small British film production

The Pinewood Studios Group, a leading provider of services to the global film and television industry, today announces that it will be providing facilities and co-investment to support a new British film, A Fantastic Fear of Everything. It is the first film to receive support from ‘Pinewood Films’ – an initiative launched earlier this year following an announcement that the Company is making a return to investing in film production, supporting independent, British films.

The psycho-comedy is written and directed by musician-turned-filmmaker Crispian Mills, marking his feature debut. He is joined by co-director and animator Chris Hopewell as part of a collaboration with Collision Films, whose award-winning work includes Radiohead’s There There and The Killers’ Smile Like You Mean It.  A Fantastic Fear of Everything is produced by Geraldine Patten and stars Simon Pegg (Paul, Shaun of the Dead).

Simon Pegg plays Jack, a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered.  When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear. A Fantastic Fear of Everything also stars Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited), Clare Higgins (Hellraiser), Sheridan Smith (Hysteria) and introduces Alan Drake.

Commencing on 6 July 2011, production will shoot on location at the Pinewood Group’s Shepperton Studios and in London. A Fantastic Fear of Everything will be distributed by Universal Pictures and Indomina Releasing.

Commenting on this announcement, Pinewood Chief Executive Ivan Dunleavy, said:

“We are thrilled to be announcing Pinewood’s involvement in A Fantastic Fear of Everything. We have waited for the right project, at the right time to launch our new investment scheme and with the involvement of Keel Films, Universal Acquisitions and Simon Pegg this is the perfect fit for the Studios.”

Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey said:

“I’m delighted to see Pinewood Films getting off the ground with this new production. It’s a vote of confidence in the British film industry, and another step forwards in terms of a diverse and vibrant production sector in the UK producing films people want to watch.”

You can follow https://twitter.com/#!/PinewoodFilms for updates

Источник: Pinewood announces support for first British film production | Pinewood Studios Group.

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