Hilary Heath's recently formed London-based production outfit Blackjack is to produce Wah Wah, directed by UK actor Richard E Grant.

The project, currently in advanced development, is the autobiographical story of growing up in the 60s in South Africa. Blackjack, which is one of the production companies backed by UK media concern WhiteCliff Film And Television, aims to shoot the project this year.

Starting shooting next month for WhiteClff, which is taking over UK National Lottery studio franchise The Film Consortium (TFC), is Jimmy Spud, starring Billy Connolly and Iain Glen. The fantasy drama is being produced by Samuelson Productions and is backed through the Film Consortium.