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ROBSON Green's TV company is making a move into movies, with filming to start on Monday. Coastal Productions, the Newcastle-based company behind TV dramas Wire in the Blood and Place of Execution, will film the moving story about a boy with leukaemia who wants to live out all his dreams before he dies.
Starring Greta Scacchi, Ben Chaplin Ben Chaplin (born 31 July 1970) is an English actor who first came to public attention for his performance as Matthew Malone in the first series of the sitcom Game On. , Emilia Fox Emilia Rose Elizabeth Fox (born July 31, 1974) is a British actress possibly best known for her role as pathologist Nikki Alexander in television series Silent Witness, having joined the cast on the departure of Amanda Burton. and Phyllida Law Phyllida Law (born 8 May, 1932) is a Scottish actress.
She was born in Glasgow to William and Megsie Law, who divorced after World War II.
Law has worked extensively in television, including appearances in Dixon of Dock Green and Rumpole of the Bailey , Ways To Live Forever is based on the award-winning debut novel by Teesside writer Sally Nicholls.
Her novel won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2008 and has already been translated into 12 languages. S
Principal photography begins on Monday at locations in the North East, demonstrating Coastal's continuing commitment to the region.
Funding for the pounds 2m project comes from Life & Soul Productions and El Capitan El Cap·i·tan
A peak, 2,308.5 m (7,569 ft) high, in the Sierra Nevada of central California. Its dramatic exposed monolith rises some 1,098 m (3,600 ft) above the floor of the Yosemite Valley. Pictures in Spain, with additional support from Northern Film & Media's North East Content Fund.
The film tells the heart-warming heart·warm·ing or heart-warm·ing
1. Causing gladness and pleasure.
2. Eliciting sympathy and tender feelings: a heartwarming tale. story of 12-year-old Sam (Robbie Kay), a boy who loves collecting fascinating facts, wants to know about scary scar·y
adj. scar·i·er, scar·i·est
1. Causing fright or alarm.
2. Easily scared; very timid.
scar movies and spaceships, try his first beer and kiss a girl.
He also wants to know what happens when you die.
Determined to find the answers to his questions and tick off the items on his wish list, Sam writes a diary with the help of his friend and fellow leukaemia sufferer Felix (Alex Etel who played the lead in Danny Boyle's Millions).
His record of events and observations is funny, sad and lifeaffirming.
Executive producer Sandra Jobling, who set up Coastal Productions 12 years ago with actor Robson Green Robson Golightly Green (born December 18, 1964 in Hexham, Northumberland) is a British actor and singer. Biography
Robson Golightly Green was born in Hexham, and named in Northeast tradition as first son after family surnames: Robson is his grandmother's maiden surname, , said: "We are very excited about facilitating on this feature film, and particularly proud that the Spanish and English Production companies readily embraced the idea of shooting in the North East, where the original novel is set.
"Having encouraged the North East-based associate producer Will Nicholson to go to Cannes in May to explore possibilities, a relationship between Spain and the North East flourished.
"The initial plan was to shoot a week of exteriors here. But with Will and I showing the way of what was possible, they decided to come and shoot the whole film here.
"Ways To Live Forever is such an amazing a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. story, with plenty of laughter as well as tears. We are thrilled to be working with such a high profile cast and talented production team who are all committed to making a film of the highest quality."
Robson Green added: "From its humble beginnings 12 years ago, Coastal is now proudly embarking on its first film.
"We're so excited to bring a feature to the North East and to show off our region on the international stage. It's a tribute to the wealth of talent we have in this area."
Tom Harvey, chief executive of Northern Film & Media, adds: "We're delighted to help Coastal facilitate bringing this feature to the region with a pounds 150,000 investment from our North East Content Fund.
"This project will create jobs, bring inward investment Inward investment is the injection of money from an external source into a region, in order to purchase capital goods for a branch of a corporation to locate or develop its presence in the region. to the region and help raise its profile as a centre of commercial and creative production. Northern Film & Media is delivering on its promise to help bring production back to the North East across film, TV, games, interactive media and music."
AMBITIONS: Robson Green's TV production company is making a film starring Emilia Fox and Ben Chaplin