Written and directed by first time feature film-maker Jules Bishop, the comedy drama about a friendship between a young burglar and his eccentric victim also stars newcomer Theo Barklem-Biggs.
Olivier Kaempfer of Parkville Pictures, who produced the BAFTA nominated short Ralph in 2009 and Noah and The Whale’s film project The First Days of Spring, will produce the film. Both Bishop and Kaempfer are London Film School graduates.
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London, said: “With this scheme we have set out to discover and nurture film-making talent and in Borrowed Time we have a great team with lots of potential and I’m confident they can continue to build on Microwave’s fantastic success to date.”
Other Microwave projects include Ben Drew (aka rapper Plan B)’s debut feature Ill Manors which is currently in post and was recently picked up by UK distributor Revolver Entertainment. Microwave’s three completed features Mum & Dad, Shifty and Freestyle, have all achieved UK theatrical releases.