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Andrew Scott, Ciaran Hinds wrap 'The Hope Rooms'

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Exclusive: Starry short wraps for Bill Kenwright Films ahead of company’s feature push.

Pride star Andrew Scott and Munich actor Ciaran Hinds lead cast in recently wrapped short The Hope Rooms, the filmmaking debut of theatre director Sam Yates.

Daniel Konrad Cooper (Burn Burn Burn) produces for Bill Kenwright Films and under his own banner Rather Good Films. Screenplay is from David Watson.

The high-end short tells the story of estranged father, Eamonn, and his son, Sean, who meet up after 15 years in a café in London in order to heal old wounds.

The film also stars Polish actress Agnieszka Grochowska, who joined the film set straight from the premiere of Obce Niebo at the Gdansk Film Festival for which she collected the Best Actress award.

Director Yates is known for his work in theatre with recent productions including East Is East with Jane Horrocks and Ayub Khan Din and The El. Train with Golden
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Docs dominate When East Meets West winners

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Docs dominate When East Meets West winners
Projects from Italy, Ireland, Hungary and Poland were the winners at this year’s edition of the When East Meets West (Wemw) co-production market.

The market featured 22 international projects, comprising 12 fiction feature films and 10 documentaries from 29 countries.

Carlo Zoratti’s La Vita Nuova, a mix between documentary and fiction about a group of people re-enacting their dreams as a form of spiritual healing, received the Wemw Development Award at an awards ceremony in Trieste’s Palazzo del Governo on Tuesday evening (Jan 20).

The €1.4m production by Zoratti’s own Udine-based production outfit Alpis has Germany’s DETAiLFILM onboard as a co-producer again after they worked together on Zoratti’s previous film, the feature documentary debut The Special Need.

A documentary was also the winner of the new Egg Digital Cinema Award which was given to Dublin-based Jeremiah Cullinane of Planet Korda Pictures for his production of Lithuanian-born writer director Olga Cernovaite’s Butterfly City.

This creative
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