Magazine article Screen International

Rooks Nest Takes Off

Magazine article Screen International

Rooks Nest Takes Off

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Julia Godzinskaya and Michael Sackler of new UK production outfit Rooks Nest Entertainment come to Berlin with Panorama entry My Brother the Devil, Sally El Hosaini's well-received debut which premiered at Sundance.

Rooks Nest produced the £1m-budgeted urban drama with Gayle Griffiths' Wild Horses Film Company. Both came to the project after it was part of the Sundance Labs.

And the company's first completed film is already creating a buzz, with sales outfit Pacha Pictures seeing strong interest from buyers, including US distributors.

Going forward, the fledgling UK company will develop, produce and provide equity backing for US and international projects with budgets up to $5m. Rooks Nest has already invested in Francesca Gregorini's second feature Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes, starring Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario and Alfred Molina; Sundance lab drama Bluebird from Lance Edmands, and Sophie Fiennes' documentary sequel The Pervert's Guide to Ideology. …

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