Magazine article Screen International

Ffilm Cymru Wales' Development Fund Backs Five Features

Magazine article Screen International

Ffilm Cymru Wales' Development Fund Backs Five Features

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Projects include a new feature from the director of The Passing and Hinterland.

Ffilm Cymru Wales, the Welsh film agency, has backed four feature projects through its development fund.

Hijra

They include a second feature from Gareth Bryn - director of The Passing (2015) and TV series Hinterland - whose new project The Promise is a psychological period horror set in Wales in 1890.

Two of the five projects are in the Welsh language. Further details are below.

Ffilm Cymru Wales’ head of creative business Kimberley Warner commented: “Ffilm Cymru Wales is proud to attract some of the most exciting and original filmmaking talent in Wales. We’ve seen a 300% increase in the amount of projects in development converting into production over the last three years, which is in no small part due to our Magnifier system of support for talent, as well as our commitment to an inclusive film culture.”

Full project details:

Information provided by Ffilm Cymru Wales

HIJRA

A colourful, kaleidoscopic dive into the mysterious and brutal lives of the oldest transgender community in the world. Delhi’s Hijras find themselves on the cusp of redefining their identity as new laws and a determined activist begin to make waves. Indian-Welsh director Ila Mehrotra Jenkins and producer Andrew Smith are moving into feature documentaries with this project, having worked together on many high quality and prime time investigations and documentaries for BBC4, Channel 4, ITV and Vice News.

HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU

Based on Trey Anthony’s successful stage play, this searing drama follows a black lesbian social worker, who returns to her hometown to make amends with her terminally ill mother. …

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