Magazine article Screen International

Film Base Berlin, Shaftesbury Films Team for Paul Black's the Same Eyes

Magazine article Screen International

Film Base Berlin, Shaftesbury Films Team for Paul Black's the Same Eyes

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Don 2's German co-producer Film Base Berlin is teaming up with Patrick Cassavetti of Canada's Shaftesbury Films to produce Paul Black's second feature The Same Eyes.

Speaking exclusively to Screen Daily, Film Base Berlin's Mathias Schwerbrock said that the production is being set up for an October shoot in Toronto and Berlin. "We will be in Cannes to line up financing and hope to confirm casting," he said.

The screenplay by UK-born Black, who emigrated as a child to Canada and is now living and working in Berlin, centres on a man's search for his identity as he tries to discover who he was in his previous incarnation.

"The film is between arthouse and mainstream," Schwerbrock continued, explaining that Black put him into contact with Cassavetti in Toronto. The veteran UK producer's credits include Mona Lisa, Emma, Intimacy and films by Terry Gilliam such as Brazil and Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas. …

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