Le Voile tackles the social issue of the Islamic veil, focusing on an orphaned brother and his sister who live together on a suburban housing estate and come to clash when the brother refuses to let his sister continue her theatre lessons. Neon Productions and 13 Production are jointly producing and the drama also received financial backing from the PACA region where it is currently shooting in the L’Estaque district (to be completed next Friday). Viviane Candas adapted the film from her own 2004 novel The Burned Veil and also directs, with Sonia Amaury and Stéphane Nahal in the starring roles. No sales agent or distributor has been appointed yet.
Gemma Atkinson, Alan Ford and Julian Glover star in Dominic Burns’ thriller Airborne about travellers who encounter an evil force on an airplane. Simon Phillips and Jonathan Sothcott are producing through Press On Features and Black and Blue Films respectively. The film is shooting until the end of March in Surrey.
Eron Sheean [pictured] is currently shooting in the Eastern German city Dresden Error Of The Human Body, which centres on a scientist with a tragic past, who works on a human regeneration project in the hopes of finding redemption. The thriller stars Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfurth, Tomas Lemarquis, Rik Mayall and Ulrich Meinecke. It is produced by Mike Dehghan and Darryl Welch for High5Films and Instinctive Film. Sheean co-wrote the screenplay with Shane Danielsen and the feature received funding support from the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung. XYZ Films handles international sales and Pandastorm Pictures will release the film in Germany.