Magazine article Screen International

Philm Company's New Slate Includes Killing the Shadows

Magazine article Screen International

Philm Company's New Slate Includes Killing the Shadows

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London based director/producer Phil Hawkins has unveiled details of his new slate, which includes an adaptation of Wire In The Blood writer Val McDermid's Killing The Shadows.

Following his third feature Being Sold, which won best film and best actor awards at the London Independent Film Festival, Hawkins is now developing a number of new projects including an adaptation of Val McDermid's best selling novel Killing The Shadows, about a serial killer who preys on crime writers, blurring fact and fiction.

Hawkins has acquired the rights to the book, which he hopes to turn into a £8,-9m feature, or a TV drama. It has been adapted by Aiden Magrath.For full production credits visit

Also on the slate is Manchester-set drama comedy Great Scott, about a working class teenage boy in 1985 who tries to escape his mundane life by trying to become Marty McFly from Back To the Future.

Written by Alex Child and Hiram Bleetman, the film is a co-production between Hawkins' company Philm Company, Sonic Screenworks and Lip Sync, who have come onboard as an equity investor. …

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