Feature documentary about Pulp and Sheffield draws Altitude, Soda; Fund also backs BBC series and feature X + Y.
Feature documentary Pulp and Sheffield (working title) is among four projects backed by Screen Yorkshire in their latest round of funding.
Pistachio Pictures-produced documentary Pulp and Sheffield is a day in the life of Sheffield from dawn to dusk as major UK band Pulp returned to play one last concert in the city last December.
Florian Habicht directs with Alex Boden of Pistachio Pictures (Cloud Atlas) producing. Altitude Film Sales handles sales, Soda Pictures is on board as UK distributor. British Film Company is also on board as executive producers alongside Screen Yorkshire.
Screen Yorkshire is also backing BBC One TV dramas Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and Death Comes to Pemberley, as well as Origin Pictures-BFI feature X + Y about a teenage prodigy’s journey to the Mathematics Olympiad, which has Asa Butterfield and Rafe Spall attached.
Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund, the largest of its kind in the UK, operates a £7.5m European Regional Development Fund, which it channels into TV, film, games and digital business across Yorkshire and Humber.