High Point Films to sell In Our Name

MUMBAI: High Point Films has secured international rights for Brian Welsh’s debut feature, In Our Name, which premiered at the BFI London International Film Festival.

In Our Name is produced by Michelle Eastwood. Joanne Froggatt plays Suzy, a servicewoman in the British Army, struggling to adjust to life back home, after a hearts and minds tour of duty in Iraq. Mel Raido (Empire State, Grow your Own) plays the role of Suzy’s alienated husband, himself a soldier bearing psychological battle-scars, while newcomer, Chloe Jayne Wilkinson, portrays the daughter whom Suzy becomes obsessed with protecting. Drawing timely attention to the often unchecked problem of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among the military, In Our Name has been actively endorsed by charity, Combat Stress.

"As articulate and powerful a film as you’re likely to see coming out of the UK about war and its aftermath this year," said High Point’s managing director Carey Fitzgerald. "The combination of Joanne Froggatt’s intensely compelling performance and Brian Welsh’s talent as writer and director definitely make In Our Name worth looking out for."

Curzon Artificial Eye CEO Philip Knatchbull said, "In Our Name is a highly topical, superbly acted, accomplished debut, and we are delighted to be working with High Point to give the film the international audience it deserves."

Producer Michelle Eastwood added, "We’re so excited to be working with a sales company who are clearly as passionate about the film as we are."

Curzon Artificial Eye release the film in the UK on10 December and High Point will launch internationally at Berlin in February 2011.