Magazine article Screen International

iFeatures Greenlights Three Features

Magazine article Screen International

iFeatures Greenlights Three Features

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A trio of projects have been greenlit for production in the latest round of Creative England's low-budget filmmaking initiative iFeatures.

Three Screen Stars of Tomorrow are present in the selected teams - writer-director Eva Riley with Perfect Ten, producer Emily Morgan with Make-up, and producer Michelle Eastwood with Retreat, which is set to be the first British feature film to be made entirely in sign-language.

The latest set of productions follows a period of success for the programme. Last year, William Oldroyd's Lady Macbeth [pictured] and Hope Dickson Leach's The Levelling, both greenlit by iFeatures in 2015, secured major festival berths.

Subsequently, Lady Macbeth sold to the US (Roadside Attractions) and UK (Altitude Film) among others, and Peccadillo Pictures acquired The Levelling for the UK.

THE THREE SELECTED PROJECTS IN 2017 ARE:

Perfect Ten, written and directed by 2016 Screen Star of Tomorrow Eva Riley and produced by Jacob Thomas. A Brighton-based story about a teenage gymnast who finds an escape from her insecurities when her long-lost brother introduces her to an exciting world of scooter crime.

Retreat, written and directed by Ted Evans, one of the UK's leading deaf filmmakers and produced by 2009 Screen Star of Tomorrow Michelle Eastwood and Alex Usborne. …

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