Writer/director Jan Dunn and producer Pippa Cross have launched a crowdfunding campaign for their planned feature film adaptation of Rose Tremain’s novel Sacred Country.
The story is about a 6-year-old girl, Mary Ward, in rural Suffolk in 1952 who realises she is a boy. The film follows Mary’s quest to become Martin over the next three decades.
The Indiegogo campaign is now live at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sacred-country, and aims to raise £50,000 of the film’s initial funding in the next five weeks.
Producer Cross, whose credits include Bloody Sunday and Shooting Dogs, told Screen that the crowdfunding campaign was about more than raising money, but showing other potential partners that there is an engaged community and audience for the film, including Lgbt networks and Tremain readers.
“It’s not a niche film but it can start with a niche audience,” Cross said. “The