Wah Wah, the directorialdebut of Richard E Grant, has wrapped principal photography after a seven-weekshoot in Swaziland.

The semi-autobiographical film, which Grant also scripted, is acoming-of-age story set against the tail end of British Colonial rule in thelate 1960s. Told from a 14-year-old boy's point of view, Wah Wah focuseson a dysfunctional family whose gradual disintegration mirrors the dismantlingof Colonial rule.

Nicholas Hoult, the young star of About A Boy, plays the lead inthe film and the cast also includes Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, EmilyWatson and Julie Walters.

The picture is a majority UK/French co-production throughMarie-Castille Mention-Schaar and Pierre Kubel's Loma Nasha Productions andJeff Abberley and Julia Blackman's Scion Films. IMG Productions is an executiveproducer in South Africa.

The Works is handling international sales on the film, which will beready early 2005.