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24/01/2002

Film Council announce film project investments

THE Film Council’s Development Fund has today announced investments in single film projects to be allocated from a total package fund of £329,241.
The films chosen for the investment cover an eclectic range of British productions dealing with the full gamut of subject matter from comedy and thriller, to horror and romance.
Turner Prize winner Steve McQueen exchanges canvass for clipboard in his drama ‘Timbuktu’ – an existential journey into Nowheresville. And ‘China To Me’ retells the real-life love story between a British intelligence officer and a New Yorker journalist during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong.
Novels have received silver-screen adaptations in the slew of 20 films benefiting from the investment.
‘Patrick Robertson: A Tale Of Adventure’, based on the novel of the same name by Brian Hennigan, is an off-beat production telling the story of a salesmen who gets kidnapped by heavily armed eco-warriors.
Sarah Dunant adapts her own novel ‘Mapping The Edge’, for the film audience and is a psychological thriller following Anna’s search for her missing twin sister.
Other films in the frame for funding include, ‘A Kind Of Warfare: Portrait Of A Serial Seducer’, ‘Smokescreen’, ‘Godparents’ and ‘The Anarchists’.
The Film Council’s board of directors is not involved in the decision-making process, negotiations or discussions relating to projects or films receiving investment. (GMcG)

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