UK Council backs Paul Williams’ film

MUMBAI: UK director Paul Andrew Williams will receive the UK film council’s Lottery funding for his new film The Cottage.

The Cottage is a black comedy horror film, set in a remote part of the countryside, about two brothers who manage to bungle the kidnapping of the reviling daughter of an underworld boss, and then stumble upon a dark rural secret. The UK Film Council’s Premiere Fund has awarded 770,000 pounds to the film, which was also supported at script stage by the UK Film Council’s Development Fund.

Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Stormbreaker ) will heads the cast that includes Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentleman), Jennifer Ellison (The Phantom of the Opera, Brookside) and Steve O’Donnell (Shakespeare in Love, A Knight’s Tale, TV’s The Comic Strip and Shameless).

Paul Andrew Williams has written the script with Ken Marshall producing for Steel Mill Pictures and Martin Pope of Magic Light Pictures is the executive producer.