Rodger Griffiths’ feature directorial debut Kill, produced by Clare Mundell’s Scotland-based Synchronicity Films and Lee Brazier’s Mr B Films, has started shooting in the UK.
Los Angeles-based Wild Sheep Content has joined as co-producer, with financing from Los Angeles outfit Library Pictures International and the UK’s Great Point Media.
Kill centres on three brothers who attempt to kill their violent father while on a hunting expedition but this begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.
In a statement Claire Mundell, creative director at Synchronicity Films, said: “Getting an independent, first-time feature made in the new world order of film financing is nothing short of miraculous, but it’s inspiring to see that great material still attracts gutsy financiers with the commitment to support new talent. Lee, Erik and I are thrilled that we’ve secured Library Pictures International, Screen Scotland and Great Point Media as our financiers on KILL, the cracking debut film from writer-director Rodger Griffiths and our stellar Scottish cast.”
Kieran Hannigan, head of Scripted at Screen Scotland added: “It is fantastic to be able to support [Griffiths] to make his first feature at this incredibly important stage in his career, and with Lee Brazier and Claire Mundell, they’re a formidable team. The calibre of the film’s producing and directing talent is matched in the film’s incredible Scottish cast who’re sure to captivate audiences in this taut and tense thriller.”
An extract of this article originally appeared on Screendaily.com.