Producers find coin, keep film afloat
Gaby Dellal’s “On a Clear Day,” starring Peter Mullan and Brenda Blethyn, has been refinanced after being hit by the U.K.’s recent tax clampdown.
The pic was about to start pre-production in February when the British government outlawed Grosvenor Park’s First Choice fund, which was due to provide a third of its $7 million production budget.
Producers Sarah Curtis and Dorothy Berwin put the shoot on hold while they scrambled to fill the gap and hold the cast and crew together.
The Glasgow Film Fund, Scottish Screen, Baker Street Media and Invicta Capital have come in to complete the financing, along with existing partners Isle of Man Film and Icon Entertainment Intl.
Icon will release the pic in the U.K and Australia and is handling foreign sales.
Pre-production started April 5, with shooting set to begin May 31.