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McAllister readies Hull-based doc

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McAllister readies Hull-based doc
Exclusive: The director’s latest documentary, A Syrian Love Story, had its world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest this week and is one of the hot favourites for the festival’s Grand Jury Prize

Acclaimed British documentary filmmaker Sean McAllister, whose credits include The Liberace in Baghdad and The Reluctant Revolutionary, is developing a feature documentary set in his home city of Hull.

The project, which will be called To Hull And Back, is being made on the back of the city being chosen as the UK’s Capital of Culture in 2017.

It is being developed with funding from the BFI, which also backed A Syrian Love Story.

MacAllister said the new project was loosely inspired by an episode of UK comedy series Only Fools And Horses in which Rodney and Delboy found themselves stuck in Hull when their boat to Amsterdam was cancelled.

“I’ve got this idea of making a love story with Hull, because
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Alexandra McGuinness Posting 'Lotus Eaters'

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Post work is currently being carried out on 'Lotus Eaters', a new feature film written by Brendan Grant and Alexandra McGuinness who is also directing. The drama stars Antonia Campbell Hughes (Bright Star), Benn Northover (Abyss), Cynthia Fortune (Every Thing) and Johnny Flynn (Crusade Jeans) . 'Lotus Eaters' shot for five weeks in August and September 2010 with Gareth Munden (Mike) on board as director of photography. It is currently being edited in Dublin's Optical Sandwich by Bert Hunger (Horses) and is due for delivery in April. The film's release date is Tbc.
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'Horses' Ride to Grierson Nomination

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The feature documentary 'Horses', from writer/director Liz Mermin (The Beauty Academy of Kabul, Shot in Bombay), has been shortlisted for the Best Cinema Documentary award at the Grierson Awards which will take place on the 2nd November in London's BFI Southbank. The doc is narrated by actor John Hurt (V for Vendetta, The Elephant Man) and looks at Ireland's horse-racing culture which has produced some of the finest athletes in the world. The 77 minute feature doc looks to draw audiences into the lives of three of them over the course of a difficult racing year -- focusing not on jockeys or trainers, but on the horses themselves.
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