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Underhill, Shaw launch Films of London

26 November 2013 3:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Commercials veterans Jason Underhill and Rory Shaw have launched film production and development company Films of London.

The company plans to shoot the first two films of its seven-picture slate in 2014. Those films are Andy de Emmony’s Glorious Summer, a comedy about a weekend at a music festival that goes awry; and Tooth & Claw, a horror film about an airport heist that unravels; the director for the latter £1.5m project will be announced soon.

The outfit plans to focus on features and documentaries budgeted at £500,000 to £2m. The slate will also include £1m London-set noir thriller South of The River, about a law firm who hires a lowly detective to find a missing woman; Drugs 2.0 adapted from Mike Power’s book about modern drugtaking; Swansong, about a care home for elderly former Hollywood stars; and darts champion Jocky Wilson story Jocky.

Nfts alumnus Underhill previously established TV commercials production company P for Production.

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- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Underhill and Shaw launch Films of London

26 November 2013 3:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Commercials veterans Jason Underhill and Rory Shaw have launched film production and development company Films of London.

The company plans to shoot the first two films of its seven-picture slate in 2014. Those films are Andy de Emmony’s Glorious Summer, a comedy about a weekend at a music festival that goes awry; and Tooth & Claw, a horror film about an airport heist that unravels; the director for the latter £1.5m project will be announced soon.

The outfit plans to focus on features and documentaries budgeted at £500,000 to £2m. The slate will also include £1m London-set noir thriller South of The River, about a law firm who hires a lowly detective to find a missing woman; Drugs 2.0 adapted from Mike Power’s book about modern drugtaking; Swansong, about a care home for elderly former Hollywood stars; and darts champion Jocky Wilson story Jocky.

Nfts alumnus Underhill previously established TV commercials production company P for Production.

Shaw, who will »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Venice Film Review: ‘The Zero Theorem’

2 September 2013 3:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Here’s a paradox: Everyone admires Terry Gilliam’s weeble-wobble determination to keep making films despite terrible bad luck, and yet the films themselves, even the ones with relatively misfortune-free production histories, are desperately hard to admire. A case in point is “The Zero Theorem,” a sci-fi confection that, at best, momentarily recalls the dystopian whimsy of the director’s best-loved effort, “Brazil,” but ends up dissolving into a muddle of unfunny jokes and half-baked ideas, all served up with that painful, herky-jerky Gilliam rhythm. Helmer’s die-hard fans will rally, but that probably won’t be enough to rescue this from niche obscurity.

Scripted by creative writing professor Pat Rushin (who submitted an early draft to “Project Greenlight”), the story is supposedly set in not-so-distant future, perhaps in Blighty’s London (the pic was actually shot on a stage set in Bucharest). It posits a not-hard-to-extrapolate-from-current-conditions world of clutter and noise, »

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