Creative England greenlights Spaceship, The Goob
by Naman Ramachandran
- Final two films from the iFeatures scheme join Norfolk
Creative England has announced the final two films to be greenlit through its iFeatures2 low budget filmmaking scheme, writer/director Alex Taylor’s Spaceship [+see also:
film profile] and writer/director Guy Myhill’s The Goob. Martin Radich’s Norfolk was announced in February. All three films will be made this year on a budget of £350,000 each. BBC Films, Creative Skillset and the BFI Film Fund partner the scheme.
Spaceship tells the story of a small town hinterland where teenagers search for themselves in a space between fantasy and reality. The Goob is an emotionally charged tale of divided family loyalties played out over a sizzling hot summer, in Fenland, England. In Norfolk, two very different worlds collide as a man’s unspeakable past starts to catch up with him, and he is finally forced to confront what is right and what is wrong in order to protect his family’s future.
The executive producers for all three films are Christopher Moll, Creative England’s Head of Talent, Steve Jenkins for BBC Films, Chris Collins, Senior Executive, BFI Film Fund and Tristan Goligher, iFeatures Executive Producer. Creative England is taking producers Lee Groombridge and Mike Elliott of The Goob, along with Nicola Bowen for Spaceship, to Cannes this month to meet international producers.
Goligher said, “Across a diverse slate featuring violent misanthropy, summer stewed sexual tension, and unabashed pop culture the three iFeatures2 films have one clear common thread – singularity of voice. Alex Taylor’s Spaceship, and Guy Myhill’s The Goob will, alongside Martin Radich’s Norfolk, provide a cinematic and curious discourse on what it means to live in England today.”