Filming is underway on Sick(er), the family drama commissioned through Film London’s low-budget Microwave scheme.
Principal photography began on April 30, filming will take place on location in London and Essex.
Cast include Sian Brooke (Sherlock), Amanda Burton (Silent Witness), Fabienne Piolini-Castle (2: Hrs) and Nick Blood (Babylon).
The story follows the anorexic Stephanie (Brooke), who balances relationships with a mother preparing to marry and a teenage daughter in the context of her eating disorder.
Sick(er) is the first feature from writer/director Lucy Brydon, who has previously made shorts including The Space In Between and Babe, and is produced by Dan Cleland & Jeannette Sutton.
Also in the crew are Kodak Vision Award winner Darran Bragg as DoP, costume designer Natalie Humphries, production designer Sarah Jenneson and editor Erline O’Donovan.
The film was commissioned through Film London’s Microwave scheme, which provides training and development as well as production finance and distribution support to low-budget films.
Backing came from Lions Den Films, Bright Shadow Films and Boudica Films, with support from Creative Skillset, BBC Films and BFI National Lottery funding.
It is the fourth film to go into production from Microwave’s latest slate, which also features Looted, Mari, Violets Are Blue, The Visitor and Zero on it.