Coin: Contributors included foreign sales shingle Becker Intl., British regional funder EM Media and Warner Music. Helmer Anton Corbijn also stepped up to the plate and put up half the film’s $6.5 million budget to get production rolling.
Buzz: “Control’s” direction and acting (particularly lead Sam Riley) have already attracted early kudos, while the cinematography takes black-and-white film into new levels of expression.
Kudos: Pic took three prizes at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and British feature and actor kudos at Edinburgh. It also won five British Independent Film Awards.