Magazine article Screen International

Boudica Debut Slate Spotlights Female Film Talent

Magazine article Screen International

Boudica Debut Slate Spotlights Female Film Talent

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Boudica, the female-focused film finance initiative which was launched by Rebecca Long and Ian Davies [pictured] at this year's Cannes Film Festival, has revealed its first two investments here in Toronto.

The first project is feature documentary We Are A Thousand, which will recount the story of how an Italian marine biologist and his friends managed to persuade American rock band the Foo Fighters to perform in their home town, Cesena, in November 2015.

The documentary will be directed by debutant Anita Rivaroli, who was a part of the efforts to get the band to Italy, and produced by Caterina Turroni (Pompeii: Back From The Dead). The film is currently in production and is being lined up for a summer festival premiere in 2017.

The second film will be music-led coming-of-age film Kat And The Band. EE Hegarty makes her feature debut on the project, which has a script from Michael Mueller, Stella Nwimo will produce. …

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