UK - September 3
A WAY THROUGH THE WOODS
(Celador Films) Backer: Complete Communications. Anne shares a seemingly perfect marriage to James, until the arrival of Bill, and a tragic accident in their idyllic country village looks set to unravel their lives forever. Exec prod: Paul Smith. Prod: Christian Colson, Steve Clark-Hall. Dir/scr: Julian Fellowes. DoP: Tony Pierce-Roberts. Sound: Chris Munro. Costume des: Michele Clapton. Prod des: Alison Riva. Ed: Alex Mackie. Cast: Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, Linda Bassett, John Neville. Shooting from Sept 8 in and around London and Paris for eight weeks.
Contact: Kate Hudson/ Ginger Corbett, Premier PR, (44) 207 292 8330
RED LIGHT RUNNERS
(Nu Creation Film Group) Heist film about a rogue CIA operative in London on a covert mission to acquire a sacred work of art for an unknown 'collector'. As he recruits a gang of London lowlifes to help him, two ageing CIA agents are sent to track him down and uncover his mission. Exec prod: Marcus Vinton. Prod: Nigel Warren-Green, Michael Wearing, Mark O'Sullivan. Dir: Nick Egan. Scr: Ralph Brown. DoP: Nic Knowland. Ed: Oral Norrie Ottey. Prod des: Chris Townsend. Costume des: Andy Blake. Hair/make-up: Pertona Winton. Cast: Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel, Cillian Murphy, Crispin Glover, Kate Ashfield, Rich Hall, Peter O'Toole, Roy Scheider, Tricky. Shooting from Aug 28 until Oct 25, 2003, in London.
Contact: Sasha Gibson, Freud Communications, (44) 20 7291 6338
A WAY OF LIFE
(Awol Films) Backers: UK Film Council New Cinema Fund, Arts Council of Wales, HTV) Int'l sales: Portman Films. Dist (UK): Verve Pictures. A teenage tragedy which offers a chilling insight into racism whilst connecting us with the lives of five adolescents struggling to cling to their dreams. Prods: Charlie Hanson, Patrick Cassavetti, Peter Edwards. Dir/scr: Amma Asante. DoP: Ian Wilson. Prod des: Hayden Pearce. Casting dir: Gary Howe. Ed: Clare Douglas. Costume des: Susie Lewis. Hair/make-up: Magi Vaughan. Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Oliver Haden, Stephanie James, Gary Sheppeard, Dean Wong, Sara Gregory. Shooting from Sept 1 for 6 weeks on location in Wales.
Contact: Keeley Naylor/Zoe Flower, emfoundation, (44) 20 7247 4171
(Liminal Films, RS Productions, Shoreline Films, Freedonia Films) Backers: Living Films, Scottish Screen, North West Vision, Northern Film & Media, Film London, Zentropa Entertainments5 ApS (Den). Int'l sales: Trust Film Sales. Psychological thriller. A young woman's attempt to unravel the mystery of her sister's disappearance two years earlier. Prod: Mark Lavender. Co-prod: Jim Hickey. Dir: Juliet McKoen. Scr: McKoen, Jayne Steel. DoP: Phil Robertson. Prod man: Rebecca Knapp. Prod des: Loren Slater. Costume des: Bobby McCulla. Hair/make-up: Claire McAndrew. Casting dir: Chloe Emmerson. Cast: Shirley Henderson; Roshan Seth; Ralf Little; Kerry Fox; Ger Ryan; Richard Armitage; Jamie Sives; Lyndsey Marshal; Rebecca Palmer; Sean Harris; Shireen Shah; George Costigan; Karl Johnson; Maxine Peake; Richard Ridings; Danny Cunningham; Stephen Lord; Nick Bagnall; Emma Lowndes; Jayne Ashbourne. Shooting from August 16 until Sept 26, 2003, in England; Scotland and Sweden.
Contact: Mark Lavender, (44) 1253 871 058/ Jim Hickey, (44) 1253 871 061