Magazine article Screen International

'Still Alice', 'The Silent Storm' Producers Board Musical 'The Sound of Mumbai'

Magazine article Screen International

'Still Alice', 'The Silent Storm' Producers Board Musical 'The Sound of Mumbai'

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Still Alice producer James Brown and The Silent Storm producer Nicky Bentham have joined musical project The Sound Of Mumbai, writer-director Sarah McCarthy's narrative feature adaptation of her 2010 documentary of the same name, which played at Toronto.

Currently in development, the true story follows a choir of children from the slums of Mumbai as they prepare to perform a concert of songs from The Sound of Music in the city's most prestigious concert hall.

Former UK distribution consultant Brown and Moon co-producer Bentham will serve as producers alongside McCarthy.

Music rights are understood to be under negotiation.

The project was among those to receive development support from Screen Australia through its Brilliant Stories Fund, the initiative designed to boost female-directed and produced projects in the marketplace.

"James and Nicky bring a great balance of commercial nous and creative sensitivity, they are the perfect team to bring a story that's very precious to me to as wide an audience as possible," said McCarthy who will make her narrative feature debut on the film. …

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