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Hot projects on Screenbase

27 January 2015 3:07 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New films on Screenbase include Eran Riklis’ drama A Borrowed Identity, Tom Barman’s The Alcoholics and twin sisters Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth’s Olivia And Jim.Israeli-French drama A Borrowed Identity

Tawfeek Barhom, Yael Abecassis and Michael Moshonov star in the Palestinian-Israeli drama from Eran Rikils about a student dealing with identity issues.

Formerly known as Dancing Arabs, Konken Studios produce, while The Match Factory handles international sales.

Tom Barman’s second feature The Alcoholics

Cult Belgian filmmaker and musician Tom Barman’s next film is currently in development. Savage Film will produce, and the Flanders Audiovisual Fund will support.

This Belgian/Irish/Spanish co-production is to revolve around a Miami nightclub janitor turned drug smuggler.

Comedy drama Olivia And Jim

BFI has supported the Stray Bear and Equation Pictures production about a widow going on a roadtrip across the UK with her stepson in order to meet her late husband’s mistresses.

Indie comedy »

- maud.le-rest@sciencespo-toulouse.net (Maud Le Rest)

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War Book producer reveals development slate

22 January 2015 2:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stray Bear Productions, producer of Iffr opening film War Book, has features lined-up including the story of a gay miner in 1980s Yorkshire.

Stray Bear Productions, the London-based company run by producers Ivana MacKinnon and Lauren Dark, is ramping up its development slate.

The production outfit is behind Tom Harper’s political drama War Book, which opened the International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) last night.

Stray Bear, launched by MacKinnon in 2012, now several new projects edging closer toward production and aims to focus primarily on “female talent and female driven stories”.

One film close to being packaged is comedy drama Olivia And Jim from writers (and twin sisters) Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth. Stray Bear is partnering on the project with Diarmuid McKeown of Equation Pictures. The project has BFI support.

Olivia and Jim is described by MacKinnon as a “bittersweet” story about a woman in her late-30s who, following the death of her husband, goes on the »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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