Antonia Bird’s Cross My Mind is now set to start shooting in Rotterdam on May 23. The film marks a further collaboration between UK based production outfit Film & Music Entertainment and Rotterdam-based Kasander Films following their partnership on Goltzius And The Pelican Company.
Cross My Mind was developed with the UK Film Council and the Netherlands Film Fund, using support from the MEDIA Programme’s development fund. The screenplay is written by Naomi Wallace (Lawn Dogs) and Bruce Mcleod (The War Boys).
The film will shoot in Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. Other financing of the £1.8 million budget comes from Limelight, the Rotterdam Film Fund, Belgium’s Motion Investment Group and a pre-sale to Benelux’s Cineart.
”Cross My Mind is an intense erotic thriller about the urgency and deceit of desire that plays out between a married older woman and a young wounded, blinded soldier.” Says F&ME’s Sam Taylor, “As the soldier begins to recover, the older woman is not who he thinks she is. It’s a very powerful piece; tight, taut and very commercial.”
Bird, the acclaimed director of Face, Ravenous, Priest and Mad Love, has been working mainly in TV in recent years.