Williams goes down Cherry Tree Lane
Writer/director Paul Andrew Williams is all set for a July 16 London shoot for Cherry Tree Lane, his third feature after London To Brighton [+see also:
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Williams said, “Cherry Tree Lane, for me, is a film that needs to be looked at on many levels. On the surface we are talking about an extremely horrific event that takes place, in real time, to an innocent family. It is tense, harrowing and even disturbing at times, and how these elements are handled, dramatically and cinematically, will determine the final style of the film. The social issues it brings to the fore and the currency of the subject matter will mean it has broad cinematic appeal.”
The film is being produced by Steel Mill Pictures with participation from the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund. Metrodome are the UK distributors while The Salt Company will handle international sales.
Metrodome’s Sara Frain said, “Paul Andrew Williams is one of the most talented filmmakers to emerge in British cinema over the last few years, and his directorial vision for Cherry Tree Lane is a perfect fit with Metrodome’s strategy in releasing quality British films.”
The Salt Company’s Samantha Horley said, “While it’s a movie with a terrifying message, Paul also manages to deliver an extraordinarily dramatic and cinematic punch. This could happen to any of us; it is our worst nightmare. It’s a cautionary tale as well as being a blood-curdling horror story for grown-ups.”
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