Magazine article Screen International

The BFI’s Seven Biggest Production Awards of 2017

Magazine article Screen International

The BFI’s Seven Biggest Production Awards of 2017

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The BFI awarded seven films £1m or more in 2017.

The BFI awarded seven movies £1m or more in 2017 with satirist Chris Morris’ anticipated follow up to controversial 2010 comedy Four Lions the recipient of this year’s biggest grant.

Since launching the BFI Film Fund seven years ago, the organisation’s biggest single production grant remains the £2m awarded to Aardman and Studiocanal’s animation Early Man in 2015. That film is due for release in 2018.

1. Untitled Chris Morris Project, See-Saw Productions Limited (£1.5m)

Anna Kendrick

Satirist Morris’s anticipated first film since controversial 2010 comedy Four Lions has been kept largely under wraps after shooting last year in the US and the Caribbean. Cast is understood to include Anna Kendrick, Kayvan Novak, James Adomian and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks. Film4 backed the project which is produced by See-Saw Films and Archer Gray Productions

2. Country Music, Fable Pictures Ltd (1.4m)

Jessie Buckley, Taboo

Taboo actress Jessie Buckley plays as a musician from Glasgow who dreams of becoming a Nashville star. The BFI and Film4-backed musical-drama, also starring Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo, will showcase country songs from both sides of the Atlantic. Faye Ward (Suffragette) produces; Entertainment One snapped up worldwide rights last May. …

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