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Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger refugee drama 'Home' sets release

2 June 2016 3:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Film supported by the Un to be released on World Refugee Day.

A film highlighting the refugee crisis, starring Jack O’Connell (Starred Up, Money Monster) and Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations, Cinderella), has been set for release across the UK on World Refugee Day - June 20, 2016.

Home, a 20-minute short that was shot in three countries, is supported by the Unhcr, the United Nations’ Refugee Agency.

Written and directed by Daniel Mulloy, who won a BAFTA in 2005 for short film Antonio’s Breakfast, the film centres on a comfortable English family who experience a life-changing journey.

Mulloy said: “We want to address the disconnect with refugees and do something to rip down the sense of them and us.”

Artists including Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal and Wiley donated music for the soundtrack.

The project is further supported by augmented reality and visual discovery app Blippar. For the first time ever on World Refugee Day, users will be »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Holliday Grainger, '52 Tuesdays' director team on 'Animals'

15 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Great Expectations star to lead Sophie Hyde-Emma Jane Unsworth adaptation.

Great Expectations star Holliday Grainger, recently on screens in Cinderella and The Finest Hours, is attached to star in Animals, which marks Australian director Sophie Hyde’s first film following Sundance and Berlin winner 52 Tuesdays in 2014.

The film is an adaptation of Emma Jane Unsworth’s well-received novel, which was featured by Lena Dunham as one of her favourite books of 2015 on Lenny Letter, and described by Caitlin Moran as “Withnail with girls”. The book also won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize.

Emma Jane Unsworth has written the screenplay for the Manchester-set comedy about two female friends whose hedonistic friendship is tested when one gets engaged to an ambitious teetotal pianist.

Producer is Screen Star Of Tomorrow Sarah Brocklehurst, who was BAFTA-nominated for her debut feature Black Pond, through production company Sarah Brocklehurst Productions.

The film has been developed by Creative England through the BFI »

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

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European Union’s Media Program Celebrates 25 Years of Cultural Support

10 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In era of continued friction among European Union states, and an upcoming EU referendum in Blighty that may see the country exit the 28-member state in June, Creative Europe’s Media Program has long been a haven of openness and inclusiveness across the creative industries.

There are seven film in Cannes Competition they have tapped Media funding, including Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta.”

Founded in 1991 by the EU, the Media Program set out to support collaboration and cultural diversity among European audiovisual players in what was, at the time, a fragmented market. Focusing initially on film content, the program has since diversified its reach to TV and gaming in response to the media sector’s changing landscape.

In the past 25 years, Media has invested €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) into film, television and video content across development, promotion and distribution within the continent and beyond.

“In Europe, we are very proud of our heritage »

- Diana Lodderhose

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Holliday Grainger, Max Irons join Jane Austen adaptation 'Sanditon'

1 April 2016 3:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Riot Club duo join Charlotte Rampling in upcoming comedy sold by Goldcrest.

Holliday Grainger (Cinderella) and Max Irons (Woman In Gold) are to join Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) in Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon, which is due to shoot in the UK in June.

The adaptation of Jane Austen’s never-before dramatised final novel will be directed by Jim O’Hanlon (A Hundred Streets), director of the 2009 BBC TV adaptation of Austen’s Emma.

Script comes from British playwright Simon Reade who produces with Guy de Beaujeu for Fluidity Films (Private Peaceful). Goldcrest Films will finance and handle sales.

In Sanditon, when Charlotte Heywood (Holliday Grainger) is invited by eternal optimist and entrepreneur Tom Parker to spend the summer season at Sanditon she accepts immediately, intrigued to see (not so) polite society at play in the newly fashionable sea bathing resort.

There she meets a host of classic Austen characters from the imperious nouveau-riche Lady Denham (Rampling »

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