Sales company Beyond Filmshas acquired the rights to two films currently shooting, Steve Hudson's Dragnet and YousefAli Khan's Almost Adult.
Dragnet stars Robert Carlyle, Gary Lewis, and Martin Compston in the story of a young fisherman who decides tosave the family business by trafficking in illegal immigrants.
Dragnetstarted shooting Monday in
Benjamini Mirnik and Sonja Ewers of
Dragnet is backed by BBC Films, Filmstiftung NRW, FFA, Eurimages,
TheIrish Film Board, Scottish Screen, ZDF/Arte, PictorionPictures, and Scion Films.
Almost Adultis shooting on location in
Almost Adultis a UK/German co-production backed by Channel 4, EuroArts,and Screen West Midlands.
Rona Munro wrote thescreenplay about two teenage girls who arrive in the
Khan previously made theshort films Talking WithAngels and Skin Deep.
Hilary Davis, Beyond's head of sales and acquisitions called Almost Adult "an intense emotive filmwhich deals with extremely current issues" and Dragnet "a tense, highly-charged and often thrilling story about the relationshipbetween a father and son in desperatetimes."