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Flying Blind takes off

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Flying Blind takes off

Polish director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (pictured) has commenced principal photography at Bristol locations for her debut feature Flying Blind. Klimkiewicz is directing from a script by Naomi Wallace (Lawn Dogs), Bruce McLeod (The War Boys) and Caroline Harrington.

Flying Blind is a passionate post 9/11 love story that tells the story of an impossible love: an older woman with a younger man, in a world where security is paramount and nothing is quite what it seems. The cast includes Britons Helen McCrory (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince [+see also:
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The film is an Ignition Pictures/iFeatures production and a South West Screen and BBC Films presentation in association with Matador Pictures, Cinema Six, Regent Capital and City of Bristol. Content Media Corporation plc is handling worldwide sales.

Producer Alison Sterling, of Ignition Films, said, “It’s been a long journey to get to where we are today and a steep learning curve, and I am so pleased that the project will now be realised. Our talented cast and crew are bringing Katarzyna’s cinematic vision to life, for this script which we hope has passion, tension and beauty.”

iFeatures Executive Producer Chris Moll said, “This shoot has a real international flavour, and demonstrates our commitment to forging collaborations between emerging talent from different countries.”

The film is the third under the iFeatures scheme. The first, In the Dark Half, received its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London last month. The second film, Eight Minutes Idle, is currently in post-production.

Klimkiewicz’s short film, Hanoi Warsaw, won the 2010 European Film Award for Best Short.

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