16 February 2017

WFTV members amongst greenlit iFeatures projects

Creative England, together with its partners the BFI, BBC Films and Creative Skillset, have announced the three projects selected for production for the fourth iteration of its low-budget film initiative, iFeatures.

Amongst those selected in a year when two of the three projects have female writer/directors were WFTV members and Screen International Stars of Tomorrow Eva Riley and Emily Morgan.

Eva (pictured left) is the writer/director of Perfect Ten, a Brighton based story about a teenage gymnast who finds an escape from her insecurities when her long-lost brother introduces her to an exciting world of scooter crime. Eva studied photography and film in Edinburgh before attending the National Film and Television School, where her graduation film Patriot competed for the short film Palme D’Or in Cannes. The producer is Jacob Thomas.

Emily Morgan (pictured right in the yellow scarf) will produce Make-Up, a psycho-sexual thriller set in Cornwall about a young woman who is forced to question her sexuality when she is stalked by another woman. The writer/director is Claire Oakley, the co-founder of female directors collective Cinesisters who has made a number of award-winning short films which have screened at international festivals including Toronto, London and Edinburgh.

The third project is Retreat, a Bristol based thriller about a young deaf woman who decides to leave the hearing world to live in an all-deaf commune. It is directed by Ted Evans, one of UK’s leading deaf film-makers, and produced by Michelle Eastwood and Alex Usborne.

Huge congratulations to all the selected teams.