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Jordan Scott Cracks debut feature

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Jordan Scott Cracks debut feature

Ridley Scott’s daughter Jordan Scott has begun principal photography on her debut feature Cracks, in Ireland. The cast includes Eva Green, Juno Temple, Imogen Poots and Maria Valverde.

Cracks deals with the unhealthy relationship of girls with their teacher Miss G in an austere boarding school in 1934 England.

The film is a co-production between Irish production company Element Pictures (Garage [+see also:
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) and UK production companies Scott Free (Gladiator) and Future Films (Flawless). Original project developers Killer Films and Industry Entertainment are also producing.

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The Irish Film Board’s Naoise Barry said, “We are delighted that Jordan Scott has chosen to film her first film on location in Ireland. The Irish Board’s US office has worked hard to attract this production. Ireland is particularly attractive for feature films in the $10 to $30m range, the combination of our tax incentive section 481 and IFB finance was key to the financing of this project”.

Element Pictures’ Andrew Lowe said, “We are delighted to be working with Jordan Scott and the wonderful cast that she has put together for this film. We are particularly pleased that Jordan has cast two 13-year-old Dublin girls, with no previous drama experience, Adele McCann and Zoë Carroll, for two key roles.”

Scott Free’s Julie Payne said, “The range and beauty of the locations, in and around Dublin, together with the passion and commitment of great cast and crew have combined to bring the spirit of this very unique and dramatic script to life and truly realise Jordan Scott’s vision for her film.”

Scott earlier directed the shorts Never Never and Portrait and a segment of portmanteau film All the Invisible Children. The shoot will last seven weeks.

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