In Development (2 Projects)

 

1. Ashes To India ©

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Anglo Asian farce of young love transcending cultures spiced with dark humour.

  • Synopsis

Disappointed with her sweetheart Raj, English born Suni embarks on a journey to discover her Indian roots. Unbeknownst to her, she is accompanied by the ghost of Raj’s deceased mother, Mrs Shankar, who delights in rediscovering her native land.  Along the way Suni discovers she is pregnant and meets a rich widow Mrs Chatterjee, who soon becomes the host body for Mrs Shankar with intriguing consequences. When newly wed Raj and his father turn up in India can Suni find it in her heart to forgive them? And how does Mrs Shankar’s ghost get back to the afterlife? Can Suni and her baby restore equilibrium in this hilarious Anglo Asian farce.

A chic dark rom com, this is a tale of unconventional love transcending cultures, spiced up with laughter, tears, birth and death, set against the backdrop of vibrant Brighton and colourful India.

  • Written by Sara Proudfoot Clinch ©
  • Feature Screenplay Available
  • Estimated Budget £6.4M inc VAT and inc £500k Distribution Budget
  • Cast (all subject to availability and contract)

Suni Singh – Mandeep Dhillon (Good Karma Hospital, City And The City, Dr Who, Inspector George Gently) Attached 

Mr Shankar – Nitin Ganatra (Eastenders, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Bride & Prejudice) Attached

Mrs Shankar/Ghost & Mrs Chatterjee – Nina Wadia Attached (Eastenders, Still Open All Hours, Goodness Gracious Me)

Raj Shankar – TBC 

Mrs Singh – TBC 

Mr Singh – Adil Ray Attached (BBC’s Citizen Khan, CH4’s Ackley Bridge)

  • Crew (subject to availability and contract)

Producer – Pravesh Sahni (Oscar Nominated for 6 films – Lion, Zero Dark Thirty, Life Of Pi, Mission Impossible, Slumdog Millionaire, Ghost Protocol) Attached 

Writer – Sara Proudfoot Clinch (Four Brothers And A FuneralAttached 

Director – Sara Proudfoot Clinch (Four Brothers And A FuneralAttached 

Production Design – Michael Standish (Victoria & Abdul, Oscar Nominated – The Danish Girl, Zero Dark Thirty) Attached 

Costume Design – Jane Petrie (BAFTA nominated – The Crown) TBC

Makeup & Hair Design – Colette King (Dark Corners, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, One More KissAttached 

Composer – Stephen Warbeck (Oscar winner – Shakespeare In Love, Billy Elliott) Attached

Sound MixerMartin Beresford (Danish Girl, Paddington 2, Death Of Stalin, BAFTA Nominated – Wallander) Attached  

Director of Photography – TBC

Editor – TBC

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBHk9lZ7dcw

Trailer for Ashes To India

Proposed Cast (2018)

Mandeep Dhillon Attached as Suni Singh

Nina Wadia Attached as Mrs Shankar/Ghost and Mrs Chaterjee

Nitin Ganatra Attached as Mr Shankar

Adil Ray Attached as Mr Singh

2. The Chaperone ©

  

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A storm brews when mother and daughter spend Christmas on an enchanting Greek island, one looking for love, the other hiding from it. What strange twist of fate do the Gods have in store for our native New Yorkers?

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Magic happens in this enchanting rom com set on a Greek island at Christmas.  The Chaperone tells the story of Diana, a fire fighter wrapped up in her hobby archaeology and all the mysteries that surround it, forsaking herself, romance and her vivacious daughter, Sarah, who has been invited to spend Christmas on the island with her new lover Niko.  The only snag is Niko’s traditional Grandmother has insisted on a chaperone, and although not her first choice, Sarah persuades her neglectful mother Diana to accompany her.  Whilst there, Diana digs up fragments of an ancient statue, invoking interest from the Gods up above whilst also being secretly watched by a local fisherman who becomes strangely attracted to her.  Ironically it is her passion for archaeology that leads Diana to the very thing she is hiding from – love.

What strange twist of fate do our naughty Greek Gods hold in store for our native New Yorkers?

  • Written by Sara Proudfoot Clinch ©
  • Feature Screenplay Available