Magazine article Screen International

Creative England Reveals New iFeatures Trio

Magazine article Screen International

Creative England Reveals New iFeatures Trio

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The three films are Lady Macbeth, written by playwright Alice Birch and to be directed by William Oldroyd and produced by Fodhla Cronin O Reilly; Apostasy, co-written by Dan Kokotajlo and Charlotte Wise, to be directed by Kokotajlo and produced by Marcie MacLellan; and The Levelling, written and directed by Hope Dickson Leach and produced by Rachel Robey.

Having been whittled down from over 400 submissions, the three films will go into production in the autumn, each with a budget of £350,000 ($550,000).

All three projects feature women at the centre of their storylines. Lady Macbeth is the first period drama to be made through iFeatures and centres around a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage in the 19th century.

Apostasy is about an 18-year-old Jehovah's Witness who is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression, and is the first English-speaking fictional feature to be set in the Jehovah's Witness community. …

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