Rita Osei finds Bliss!
by Naman Ramachandran
- Rites of passage adventure shooting in North East England and Norway
Rita Osei (short film The Curry Club) has commenced principal photography on her feature debut Bliss! [+see also:
film profile] in North East England, followed by Norway locations. The shoot will continue for five weeks. Alex Ferguson (Train Station), Osei and Jenny Wilkes (short film Making Waves) wrote the script that follows a 16-year-old tomboy who runs away from home and travels from England to Scandinavia in search of her unknown father. The cast includes Freya Parks (Jane Eyre [+see also:
film profile]), Montserrat Lombard (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus [+see also:
film profile]), David Leon (RocknRolla [+see also:
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The film is produced by GSP Studios in association with Sugar & Water Films. The script was developed with initial funding from Northern Film & Media. GSP Studios International and Michael Cowan at Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment are handling sales.
Alan Latham, Managing Director, GSP Studios, said, “We are very happy to be involved in Bliss!, which we believe can turn out to be a great British film and on starting to work with Rita who is a great talent!”
The expansion of GSP is Green Screen Productions and along with Goldfinch Pictures, the company is also producing Macbeth, a 21st Century reimagining of the play, a film and theatre hybrid filmed entirely on green screen, featuring cutting-edge visual effects and computer-generated images, directed by Kit Monkman who recently completed GSP’s first all-CGI film The Knife that Killed Me [+see also:
film profile]. Macbeth stars Mark Rowley and Akiya Henry and will be ready in 2016, part of ‘Shakespeare 400’ – a year-long cultural programme marking 400 years since the writer’s death.