Magazine article Screen International

Revolver, NFTS to Produce Feature from NFTS Talent

Magazine article Screen International

Revolver, NFTS to Produce Feature from NFTS Talent

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EXCLUSIVE: Revolver's production arm Gunslinger is teaming with the NFTS on horror The London Syndrome from BAFTA-nominated Afarin Eghbal and student Oscar nominee Len Rowles.

Gunslinger Films, the production arm of UK distributor Revolver, is teaming with the National Film and Television School to produce horror film The London Syndrome.

The project, from director Afarin Eghbal and producer Len Rowles was the winning pitch in a competition run by the two partners who will now co-fund the film's production, which is set for January 2013. The director-producer duo is currently looking to develop their pitch with a writer.

Twenty-five teams of directors, producers and screenwriters from the NFTS, including former graduates, were shortlisted to compete for the prize.

Eghbal's NFTS graduation film Abuelas was this year nominated for a BAFTA Best Short Animation award and the Golden Firebird Award at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, while Rowles' graduation film Skyborn was nominated for a student Oscar in April of this year and is being adapted into a feature by its director Jamie Stone. …

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