Magazine article Screen International

Socha, Roach Circle Moon Dogs

Magazine article Screen International

Socha, Roach Circle Moon Dogs

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EXCLUSIVE: Downton Abbey director readies feature debut, Anton Newcombe due to score.

Michael Socha (This is England, Spike Island), Alexandra Roach (Cuban Fury, The Iron Lady), Kate Bracken (Being Human) and Jack Lowden (The Tunnel) are attached to star in comedy Moon Dogs, the feature debut of Downton Abbey and Being Human director Philip John.

Produced by Kathy Proctor and written by Raymond Friel and Derek Boyle, the project has had development support from Creative Scotland, Film Agency Wales and Playwrights' Studio Scotland.

Proctor was at the EFM in Berlin to discuss Moon Dogs with potential investors and sales companies and is aiming for a late summer shoot.

Musician Anton Newcombe, founder of US rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, is due to score the film.

Moon Dogs charts the adventures of two warring brothers from Shetland who set out on a road trip to Glasgow in order to bring back one of the boy's girlfriend for Up Helly Aa, Europe's largest fire festival. …

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