EXCLUSIVE: UK production company behind Berlin title The Beat Beneath My Feet greenlights next feature.
Scoop Films, the UK production company that has The Beat Beneath My Feet as an international premiere in Generation 14plus, has just greenlit its next feature, After Louise.
The film will start shooting in the UK on June 29, and a director will be confirmed soon.
Scoop’s Michael Mueller, who also wrote The Beat Beneath My Feet, writes the original screenplay, about a teenage girl running away from her wedding at a seaside hotel, who meets an agoraphobic hotel worker who she accidentally takes hostage on a road trip.
“It’s a story of redemption,” said Scoop producer Fiona Gillies. “It’s a comedy-drama with black humour.”
After Louise will be delivered in early 2016.
Gillies also confirms that The Beat Beneath My Feet, which is sold by Los Angeles-based Spotlight Pictures, has been selected for Picturehouse Cinemas’ Discover Tuesdays series in May.
The music-driven Beat Beneath My Feet, starring newcomer Nicholas Galitzine alongside Luke Perry of Beverly Hills 90210 fame, was shot in just 18 days across London. It marks the feature debut of award-winning shorts director John Williams.
Mueller, Gillies and Raj Sharma run Scoop Films; they hope to reteam with Williams on another feature in the next two years.
They also have a romantic comedy in development, The Lover’s Heart, also written by Mueller.
Gillies said of Scoop: “We aim to make creative, commercial films. We like working with rising talents both in front of and behind the camera.”