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Storyville orders Daisy Asquith doc

17 December 2013 4:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Storyville, Irish Film Board commission is first production from Alan Maher at Roads Entertainment.

BBC4 doc strand Storyville and the Irish Film Board (Ifb) have ordered a documentary from Crazy About One Direction-director Daisy Asquith.

After the Dance will chart Asquith’s investigation into her own complicated family history on the west coast of Ireland.

The feature-length film will trace the fallout experienced by Asquith’s family after her mother was conceived to unmarried parents and adopted, unpicking a past dominated by secrets and shame and involving a new family in County Clare.

Asquith said: “My grandmother suffered an appalling injustice at the hands of the Catholic church, being forced to give up her baby after a secret pregnancy she dared tell no-one in her family about.

“The shame at these stories still exists, which makes this a tough film to make. But I make it with love and pride in my Irish family.”

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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Longinotto starts Dreamcatchers

26 September 2013 1:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Rise Films is reteaming with Longinotto for Us prostitution documentary.

London-based production company Rise Films is reteaming with Kim Longinotto for her latest feature documentary, The Dreamcatchers.

Principal photography started this week in Chicago, marking Longinotto’s first film shot in the Us.

The film will follow two former prostitutes who now help women get out of prostitution and teach vulnerable girls how to avoid sexual exploitation.

The veteran filmmaker will have unparalleld access to sex workers in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. Rise has already worked in Chicago with Steve James’ The Interrupters, about gang violence.

Rise previously worked with Longinotto’s 2009 Sundance prize winner Rough Aunties.

On The Dreamcatchers, Rise’s Teddy Leifer produces with Lisa Stevens; John Stack serves as associate producer.

Finance comes from Impact Partners; executive producers are Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous and Regina Scully. (Rise recently worked with Dreyfous and Scully on The Invisble War.)

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

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Longinotto starts Dreamcatchers shoot

26 September 2013 1:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Rise Films is reteaming with Longinotto for Us prostitution documentary.

London-based production company Rise Films is reteaming with Kim Longinotto for her latest feature documentary, The Dreamcatchers.

Principal photography started this week in Chicago, marking Longinotto’s first film shot in the Us.

The film will follow two former prostitutes who now help women get out of prostitution and teach vulnerable girls how to avoid sexual exploitation.

The veteran filmmaker will have unparalleld access to sex workers in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. Rise has already worked in Chicago with Steve James’ The Interrupters, about gang violence.

Rise previously worked with Longinotto’s 2009 Sundance prize winner Rough Aunties.

On The Dreamcatchers, Rise’s Teddy Leifer produces with Lisa Stevens; John Stack serves as associate producer.

Finance comes from Impact Partners; executive producers are Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous and Regina Scully. (Rise recently worked with Dreyfous and Scully on The Invisble War.)

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

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King of the Travellers – review

28 March 2013 5:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A drama about bareknuckle fighting in the Traveller community has some crowd-pleasing moments, but there's not a lot to it

This feels like a fictionalisation of Ian Palmer's 2011 doc, Knuckle, about rival clans of itinerants holding bare-fisted donnybrooks in Irish laybys, but the tone is erratic. Writer-director Mark O'Connor aims for authenticity, tying the Travellers to those other migrant labourers persecuted by locals. Yet he stumbles over a vein of notionally crowd-pleasing comedy that recalls Guy Ritchie's Snatch, with its gold-chained chancers doing mushrooms in the woods. A flibbertigibbet: it arrives with a twinkle in its eye, but little else between its cauliflower ears.

Rating: 2/5

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