Dutch-Irish coming of age film Milo is about to go into production this week in Ireland.
Milo is directed by the brothers Berend and Roel Boorsma, who have also written the script together with Heather Imani.
The producers are, on the Dutch side, San Fu Maltha [pictured] of Fu Works, and, on the Irish side, David Collins and Martina Niland of Samson Films. The co-producer is Belgium’s A Private View. The cast is headlined by 12-year-old Lorcan Bonner, Graham Stewart (Hunger), Jer O’Leary (My Left Foot; The Field; In America), Laura Vasiliu (4 Months, 3 weeks, 2 days; Il Resto Della Notte) Charlotte Bradley (About Adam) and Dolf de Vries (Black Book; Soldier of Orange).
Milo is the story of a 10-year-old boy grows up in social isolation, because of his “sensitive skin,” which causes excessive growth of hair all over his face and body.
Milo is the first feature film by the Boorsma brothers.
It is is supported by The Netherlands Film Fund, the Matching Fund, the Irish Film Board, the Irish Tax incentive and the Belgian Tax Shelter.
Benelux Film Distributors will release the film in Dutch cinema’s in February 2012. A sales agent is expected to be announced shortly.