Published on: 03 May 2018 in Industry
Members’ projects at Cannes 2018
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The 71st Cannes Film Festival is starting soon, and as per usual there will be plenty of Directors UK members in attendance. We issued a call asking members to tell us all about their plans on the Riviera. Here’s what they had to say.
Fateme Ahmadi will be there with Leila’s Blues, a short film she produced, co-directed and co-wrote. Leila’s Blues is part of the Tunisia Factory, and will screened during the Directors’ Fortnight.
John Dower will be attending with his project Girl Missing, an adaptation of the successful young adult thriller of the same name by Sophie McKenzie. Girl Missing tells the story of adopted 16-year-old Lauren, who discovers her blood mother came from the US and suspects she may have been kidnapped. Sydney Wade (I Kill Giants) is attached as the lead, and John will be joined by writer/producer Diane Whitley of Biteback Productions.
Kate Cheeseman will be at the festival with her film What Happened to Evie, which will be showing at Short Film Corner at Cannes. The film was the recipient of a Papaya Film Fund award. Kate recently spoke to The New Current about the project.
Also appearing as part of the Short Film Corner will be director Kasra Karimi’s A Pinprick of Light on 17 May. Find out more about Kasra’s film.
Tom Petch will be holding meetings on his project Dark Wave, and Will Nash will be there with a short film he produced, People You May Know.
Other members attending include Christopher M. Anthony, David Allain, A. D. Cooper, Mark J. Blackman, John Goldschmidt, Jonathan Birch, Jacqueline Pepall, Paulette Caletti, Annetta Laufer, Murali Nair, Afia Nkrumah, Andrew Richardson, Jo Southwell, Adrian Tanner and Stuart Urban.