By midlandsmovies, Jul 9 2018 09:30AM
The Second City Provides Instant Entertainment
Birmingham-based talent company Instant Entertainment has recently announced the signing of Bruce MacDonald of Boomtown Films. If you recognise MacDonald’s name, it’s no doubt down to his direction of The Perfect Wave, the 2017 true-life drama which gave Scott (Son of Clint) Eastwood his big break in Hollywood.
Also on MacDonald’s horizon is the September 2018 release of Samson, the religious/historical epic tale of lost love and vengeance, starring Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga), Rutgar Hauer and Billy Zane.
As CEO Phillipe Ashfield told us, high on Instant Entertainment’s schedule is the focus on #Womeninfilm, where projects are being prioritised to promote equal pay and opportunities across the industry. The next such project is the Julie Paupe-penned Exordium a Peplum-esque film, which focuses on the parents of the foretold heroes of the Trojan War.
Altogether, this is yet more exciting news for Birmingham. The region has recently seen the #WMGeneration movement showcase the creative talent in the West Midlands, tempting Channel 4 to consider moving their production offices to Birmingham and Coventry in the process.
This is alongside the strides that Film Birmingham have been making in developing FilmApp, which has allowed high profile filming requests for the Second City to be fast-tracked. This, of course, follows in the footsteps of Spielberg’s Ready Player One using Digbeth as a dystopian location and internationally acclaimed series The Game doubling Brum for London.
You can keep up with Instant Entertainment’s developments via their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/instantEntertainment
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