Richard Holmes in Film & TV

08/01/2016

Creative England Supported Feature ‘The Marker’ Begins Production in Birmingham

Noir thriller ‘The Marker’ from writer director Justin Edgar has begun production in Birmingham. 

The film, supported by Creative England’s West Midlands Production Fund, stars Frederick Schmidt (‘Starred Up’), Ana Uluru (‘Serena’) and John Hannah (‘The Mummy’) and is Edgar’s fourth feature. 

‘The Marker’ follows a criminal on the search for redemption as he tries to track down the daughter of the woman he killed. Throughout his journey, he’s haunted by the woman’s ghost and the guilt he can never escape. Supporting talent includes Struan Rodger (‘Kill List’), Andrew Shimm (‘This is England 90’) and Cathy Tyson (‘Mona Lisa’). 

Additional funding for ‘The Marker’ comes from Met Film Post and Achilles Entertainments with Creative England’s Senior Film Executive Richard Holmes joining Met Film Post’s Cavan Ash as Executive Producer. Ian Sharpe and Rebecca Joerin-Sharp from Achilles Entertainments will produce the film alongside Alex Usborne and director Justin Edgar from 104 Films. 

104 Films co-produced last year’s Emmy award winning disability documentary ‘Notes on Blindness’ which also received Creative England support. The film had its debut at Sundance Film Festival this year

“We’ve been tracking Justin’s script for a long time now - it’s a radically different film for him and that’s what excited us - it’s powerful, original and atmospheric,” said Richard Holmes, Senior Film Executive at Creative England. “The cast and crew they’ve assembled is a testament to the quality of his work and the great affection we all have for him as a filmmaker.”

Director Justin Edgar added, “I am delighted to be working with the amazing cast we have assembled and with such great and supportive backers who have decided to join us on this dark journey.”

Creative England’s West Midlands Production Fund was set up to support the production of feature length films and high-end TV dramas from companies based in the West Midlands region. The fund has now closed for applications however Production Funding is currently available for up-and-coming filmmakers.

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