Demons & Dylan: Ffilm Cymru Wales announce new funding awards

Ffilm Cymru Wales add two new horror projects and a pair of Welsh icons to their slate after their latest round of production funding.

Project: Don’t Knock Twice

Synopsis: Supernatural horror about a jaded inner-city teacher who becomes embroiled in the legend of a demonic London witch, when an innocent game of knock door run has terrifying consequences for one of her troubled students.

Producer: John Giwa-Amu
Director: Caradog James
Writers: Mark Huckerby, Nick Ostler
Award: £150,000
Website: www.redandblackfilms.com

Project: A Dark Song

Synopsis: The nerve-shredding tale of a young woman’s relationship with a damaged occultist in a desperate bid to communicate with her murdered child.

Producers: Tim Dennison, David Collins
Director: Liam Gavin
Writer: Liam Gavin
Award: £75,000

Project: Under Milk Wood

Synopsis: This new cinematic adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ iconic radio play will bring English & Welsh language versions to the screen for cinema release, with the Welsh version to be broadcast on S4C.

Producer: Kevin Allen
Director: Kevin Allen
Writers: Murray Lachlan Young, Michael Breen and Kevin Allen
Exec Prod: Kirsty Bell, Ron Jones and Gwawr Lloyd
Co-Prod: Rhys Ifans and Stephen Malit        
Cast: Rhys Ifans, Charlotte Church
Award: £100,000

Project: The Greatest Player You Never Saw

Synopsis: The film of 70's football bad boy and working-class cult hero, Robin Friday, who had ridiculous talent and a shockingly entertaining life - a story of cracking goals, bell bottoms, LP's, interracial marriage, social struggle, drugs, sex and the Funky Chicken.

Producers: Mike Young, Marc Ambrose, Marc Benardout, Paolo Hewitt, Julian Stone
Director: Phillip John
Writers: Julian Stone, Paolo Hewitt   
Award: £150,000
Website: www.robinfriday-themovie.com