Magazine article Screen International

Underhill, Shaw Launch Films of London

Magazine article Screen International

Underhill, Shaw Launch Films of London

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Commercials veterans Jason Underhill and Rory Shaw have launched film production and development company Films of London.

The company plans to shoot the first two films of its seven-picture slate in 2014. Those films are Andy de Emmony's Glorious Summer, a comedy about a weekend at a music festival that goes awry; and Tooth & Claw, a horror film about an airport heist that unravels; the director for the latter £1.5m project will be announced soon.

The outfit plans to focus on features and documentaries budgeted at £500,000 to £2m. The slate will also include £1m London-set noir thriller South of The River, about a law firm who hires a lowly detective to find a missing woman; Drugs 2.0 adapted from Mike Power's book about modern drugtaking; Swansong, about a care home for elderly former Hollywood stars; and darts champion Jocky Wilson story Jocky.

NFTS alumnus Underhill previously established TV commercials production company P for Production.

Shaw, who will serve as development producer, has worked on commercials for seven years and also worked as production staff on features such as Robin Hood, Eastern Promises and Atonement. …

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