Lachlan Nieboer, Nora-Jane Noone Cast In Simon Pummell’s ‘Brand New-U‘
The psychological thriller is produced by Janine Marmot and is a U.K.-Irish–Netherlands co-production.
Lachlan Nieboer (Downton Abbey) and Nora-Jane Noone (The Descent) [pictured] have signed to star in Simon Pummell’s psychological thriller Brand New-U.
A U.K.-Irish–Netherlands co-production written and directed by Pummell (Shock Head Soul), Brand New-U is produced by Janine Marmot (No Greater Love).
Brand New-U is about a man who discovers he’s not unique and other versions of himself are hunting him down. He must kill his other selves to create himself anew and search for the woman he loves.
The project began shooting this week for four weeks in London and Dublin.
The movie is produced by Marmot (Hot Property Films) in co production with Conor Barry and John Keville (SP Film) and Reinier Selen (Rinkel Film) in association with Keith Griffiths’ Illuminations Films (Berberian Sound Studio) and Finite Films.
The film is bankrolled by the BFI Film Fund, the Irish Film Board, the Netherlands Film Fund and Finite Films.
International sales will be handled by The Match Factory.
Pummell’s resume boasts work with moving images across multiple platforms and is best known for the feature documentary Bodysong that won a BAFTA and a BIFA among other awards.
His most recent film Shock Head Soul debuted at the 68th Venice Film Festival 2011, while the associated gallery installation ‘The Sputnik Effect’ was shown at TENT Gallery Rotterdam during the IFFR 2012.
Read the original article over at The Hollywood Reporter
UK-Irish–Netherlands transmedia co-production is written and directed by Simon Pummell [pictured below] and will shoot for four weeks in London and Dublin.
Principal photography has commenced on Simon Pummell’s Brand New-U.
Pummell’s psychological thriller (which he also wrote) is produced by Janine Marmot (Hot Property Films) in co-production with Conor Barry & John Keville (SP Film) and Reinier Selen (Rinkel Film), in association with Keith Griffiths‘ Illuminations Films and Finite Films.
The film will shoot for four weeks in London and Dublin.
Brand New-U stars Lachlan Nieboer and Nora-Jane Noone and is set in a world where other identical versions of people are created. The film centres on Slater who must kill his old selves and search for Nadia, the woman he loves.
The transmedia project will include a feature film, urban projection, geo-specific augmented reality and online media.
International sales are handled by The Match Factory.
Marmot commented: “I’m really excited to be starting this mind bending and ground breaking film and I’m incredibly grateful for the support of the BFI, Irish Film Board, the Netherlands Film Fund and Finite Films and look forward to working with The Match Factory.”
Read the original article over at Screen Daily
When the love of his life disappears, Slater discovers Brand New U, a mysterious organization that creates identical versions of people. Hunted by his other selves, he must kill his identicals and create himself anew in order to rescue Nadia.
A story of obsessive love set in a nightmarish future.
WRITER/DIRECTOR – SIMON PUMMELL
Pummell’s work with moving images across multiple platforms has won him international recognition and numerous awards. Perhaps best known for his BAFTA and BIFA winning feature documentary Bodysong, Pummell’s most recent film Shock Head Soul debuted at the 68th Venice Film Festival 2011.
The BFI funded Brand New U made the official selection for the Rotterdam Lab and is a multi platform, transmedia project featuring urban projection, geo- specific augmented reality, and online media.
JANINE MARMOT – PRODUCER
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