Magazine article Screen International

BFI Funds Michael Lennox, Michael Pearce Films

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Funds Michael Lennox, Michael Pearce Films

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First features A Patch of Fog and Beast to receive support from the BFI Film Fund.

The BFI Film Fund is to fund two first-time filmmakers - Michael Lennox with A Patch of Fog and Michael Pearce with Beast, through its First Feature Awards.

The Film Fund considers features from first-time directors, working with budgets under £2m ($3.3m), at quarterly intervals

Lennox is a Belfast-born filmmaker who studied directing at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). His short The Back of Beyond was nominated for best short film at the European Film Awards and won awards at Locarno and the Royal Society of Television Awards.

His latest short Boogaloo & Graham was selected to screen at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Chosen as the winner of Northern Ireland Screen's New Talent Focus scheme, A Patch of Fog is being produced and financed by The Fyzz Facility and supported by Northern Ireland Screen and Goldcrest Post Production.

The psychological thriller is set in Belfast and follows a celebrated novelist's slow entrapment within the clutches of an increasingly obsessive security guard.

Producers are Robert Jones, Wayne Marc Godfrey and David Gilbery. …

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