Magazine article Screen International

Blaines Begin Debut Feature Nina Forever

Magazine article Screen International

Blaines Begin Debut Feature Nina Forever

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Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Abigail Hardingham and Cian Barry star in darkly comic love story.

Nina Forever, the debut feature film from the Blaine Brothers, has gone into production in the UK.

Described as "a darkly comic love story", the film is produced by Cassandra Sigsgaard as a Casualties Bureau production presented by Charlie Productions and Jeva Films.

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Nina Forever

The original screenplay is by Ben and Chris Blaine (The Blaine Brothers), who were Screen Stars of Tomorrow in 2006 and were recently nominated for a BIFA with their short "0507".

Director of photography is Oli Russell, who was also a Screen Star of Tomorrow in 2006.

It stars Fiona O'Shaughnessy as Nina, Abigail Hardingham as Holly and Cian Barry as Rob, with support from Elizabeth Elvin, David Troughton and Sean Michael Verey.

In the film, Holly's attempt at helping Rob through his grief is not aided by his dead girlfriend Nina coming back, bloody and broken, every time they make love.

The Blaine Brothers said, "Nina Forever is a very personal story for us.

"Exploring themes of grief, the importance of people who aren't here and of the baggage you bring to a relationship, it shares the fantastical central conceits we use in much of our work, such as 'Hallo Panda', whilst finally connecting our dark side to our comedies. …

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