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17 May 2017

WFTV members Georgia Parris and Emma Duffy get Microwave greenlight

Huge congratulations to WFTV members Georgia Parris and Emma Duffy (pictured above), the writer/director and producer team behind Mari, which is one of two film projects recently commissioned for Microwave, the award-winning feature film scheme from Film London, BFI and BBC Films. Mari, is a taut family drama exploring a successful dancer’s struggle to ‘have it all’ that will blend dance with drama.

The other project selected is a trans-love-story-come-road-movie from writer/director Marley Morrison and producer Michelle Antoniades called Violets Are Blue. The two films will now receive £100,000 towards a capped £150k production budget, along with further development support.

Steve Jenkins of BBC Films said: “These two projects feel particularly fresh and distinctive, filtering very personal perspectives on identity and diversity through their take on the dance film and the road movie. Once again micro refers only to the budget, with no limit on commitment and creativity.”

Huge congratulations to both teams, we can’t wait to see their projects brought to life!

Find out more about Microwave here.