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Simon Bird, Will McKenzie from the Britcom hit series The Inbetweeners, will make his feature film directorial debut with the adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel Days of the Bagnold Summer. Variety is reporting that the graphic novel was adapted by Brid's wife Lisa Owens, author of her debut book Not Working. Winterhart’s book, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award, tells the story of “an idle summer in the lives of a shy 15-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother. It perfectly captures the ennui, tension, pathos and affection of a mother-son relationship,” according to a statement. Bird has one short film to his credit. He directed Ernestine & Kit, a short film about two ladies in their seventies on a road...
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“The Inbetweeners” star Simon Bird is set to make his feature film directorial debut with “Days of the Bagnold Summer,” an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel of the same name, to be produced by Matthew James Wilkinson of Stigma Films.
Bird will direct from a screenplay by Lisa Owens, author of the novel “Not Working.”
Winterhart’s book, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa Award, tells the story of “an idle summer in the lives of a shy 15-year-old heavy metal fan and his librarian mother. It perfectly captures the ennui, tension, pathos and affection of a mother-son relationship,” according to a statement.
The movie project is part-funded by Creative England with support from BFI.Network, and is seeking additional funding ahead of its summer production start date. It is being cast by Robert Sterne of Nina Gold Casting (“Game of Thrones,” “The Crown”).
Bird’s short film “Ernestine and Kit, »
- Leo Barraclough
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