Microwave greenlights ‘Mum,’ ‘Shady’

Film London hands coin to ultra-low budget pix

LONDON — Microwave, Film London’s ultra-low budget production scheme in association with the BBC, has greenlit its first two movies — “Mum and Dad,” a horror project by writer/director Steven Sheil, and “Shady,” a black comedy about a charismatic Muslim crack dealer, by writer/director Eran Creevy.

Under Microwave rules, both projects will shoot with budgets of £75,000, and the option for another £25,000 of inkind contributions.

“Mum and Dad” is a chiller about a psychopathic family living within earshot of a major London airport, who adopt an unwilling victim as their “daughter.”

In “Shady,” a young criminologist arranges to observe and study the daily life of a teetotal, religious, compassionate Pakistani friend who happens to be London’s leading drug dealer.

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