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22/02/2007

Film Trio Get Lottery Funding From UK Film Council

Animation, comedy and horror film scripts from first-time writers to established talent characterise new National Lottery awards made to new British film projects by the UK Film Council’s Development Fund.
The projects and talent being funded include: 'Blowback', a spy satire from film and television writer Rupert Walters (True Blue, Restoration, Spooks). Stephen Garrett (Pure, Spooks) and Paul Webster (Pride and Prejudice, The Motorcycle Diaries) are set to produce for leading independent Kudos Film & TV. The title Blowback refers to the intelligence term given to an operation that creates a threat that is worse than the one that it sets out to counter.
Independent UK distributor and producer Vertigo Films (Football Factory, The Business) for 'Bad Dog', a highly innovative and extreme UK horror. Award-winning writer/director Sam Walker (Tea Break, Duck Children) and co-writer Rob Morgan (Monsters, The Cat with Hands) are at the helm with Allan Niblo and Brock Norman Brock producing for Vertigo.
Hero Trip, a first feature script from James Henry, one of the leading writers for Channel 4’s acclaimed comedy series Green Wing.
'Fizzle', a new family animation script by writer Richard Vincent (Casualty, Frágiles) has been picked up by award winning Cosgrove Hall (Dangermouse, The BFG, Postman Pat, The Wind in the Willows) from the Development Fund’s 25 Words or less scheme. Cosgrove Hall, the UK’s most established animation company, brings unrivalled expertise and facilities to the project.
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