a line drawing of a seahorse in a human brain

Ffilm Cymru backs The Almond and The Seahorse

Ffilm Cymru has invested production funding in Celyn Jones’ directorial debut as it heads into pre-production.

Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids) and Janet McTeer (Ozark, Albert Nobbs) will star in this poignant story of two couples exploring the impact of a traumatic brain injury on their lives.

Jones will co-direct The Almond and The Seahorse with Oscar-nominated cinematographer Tom Stern (Changeling). The film has been adapted by Kaite O’Reilly from her own stageplay and is produced by Andy Evans, Sean Marley and Alex Ashworth of Mad as Birds Films (Set Fire to the Stars, Six Minutes to Midnight).

The film is due to start principal photography in north Wales and Liverpool in March 2021. Bankside Films is handling international sales rights.