Magazine article Screen International

Daniel Kokotajlo's 'Apostasy' Gets Sales Deal Ahead of Toronto Premiere

Magazine article Screen International

Daniel Kokotajlo's 'Apostasy' Gets Sales Deal Ahead of Toronto Premiere

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Cornerstone boards UK debut.

Apostasy

Cornerstone Films has taken world sales on Daniel Kokotajlo’s Apostasy, which is set to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Discovery strand.

Writer-director Kokotajlo, a former Screen Star of Tomorrow, makes his feature debut on the project, which is set in the Jehovah’s Witness community.

Apostasy stars Siobhan Finneran (Boy A), Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge), Molly Wright (The A Word), and Robert Emms (Borg/McEnroe) in the story of a Jehovah’s Witness family that that is forced apart when one of them questions the advice of the community’s elders.

Producers on the project are Andrea Cornwell of Saddleworth Films and Marcie MacLellan of Frank & Lively Productions. It was developed and produced through Creative England’s iFeatures scheme with the support of BBC Films and the BFI, in association with Oldgarth Media. …

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