23 projects have received development funding over the last year.

The Film Agency for Wales has invested £250,000 of development funding in 23 projects over the last year, bringing the total number of projects in development on the agency’s slate to 85.

Projects to receive development funding in 2011/2012 were:

£10,000 - Lure Wife Of Bedlam, dir Sean Riley, produced by Wales based company Biting Point Films and Australian company Go Patterson Films about a young woman who travels to Tasmania, pursuing her dreams of a new life.

£15,000 - Raging Balls of Steel Justice, dir/written/producer by Mike Mort, stop motion animation

£10,000 - Little Stars Of Bethlehem, dir Adam Cooper, producer Cat Cooper – a feature documentary with narration from Stephen Fry.

£15,000 – Denmark, writer Jeff Murphy, producers Ed Talfan and Kate Crowther of Severn Screen, to be co-produced with BBC Films - Based on a Merthyr man who sees a documentary and decides life in a Danish prison would be better.

£14,000 - The Perfect Guy, writer David Melkevick, producer Lee Brazier - comedy about a guy who thinks he is terminally ill and tries to find the dream man for his girlfriend.

£20,000 - The Machine, writer/dir Caradog James, producer John Giwa-Amu for Red And Black Films - a sci-fi movie is based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

£15,000 - Greenland Time, writer Catherine Linstrum, dir David J Newman, producer Gillian Berrie for Sigma Films – emotional thriller to be co developed with the BFI.

£25,000 - Blacklands, director Julian Jarrold, producers Andrew Eaton, Josh Hyams for Revolution Films, Lex Lutzus and James Brown for Neon Park and Welsh producer Josephine Rose for Bandit Country Ltd. - adapted by Tony Grisoni from the novel by Belinda Bauer about a young boy living whose brother was murdered.

Suzanne Alizart, interim chief executive for the Film Agency for Wales said: ”Our development fund aims to broaden the quality, range and ambition of film projects being developed by Welsh talent. It helps filmmakers of all experience levels develop their ideas and screenplays into viable feature films, be they fiction, documentary or animation, up until the moment they are ready to get production finance.”