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Philip has just completed work on the first three episodes of ITV’s flagship show Good Karma Hospital .
DEVELOPMENT SLATE – FILM
LET THERE BE ROCK –a black comedy drama set in the Welsh Valleys. Old and young generations of men come together to save a local choir. Written by Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh. Produced by Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment LA, and Paul Brooks in the UK.
KRISHNAVENI – tells of the turbulent love story between two Sri Lankan women. Krishnaveni is a victim of torture, and Pradeepa is an anti-government activist. It’s set against the backdrop of the brutality and horror of the Sri Lankan civil war. Written by Nimmi Harasgama and Philip John.
WALTZING MATILDA – an epic romantic drama set during the Australian sheepshearers strike of the 1890s, telling the story of the birth of the Labor Movement and of the folk tune that became a Socialist anthem. Written by Max Mannix and Franc Roddam. Executive producer, Franc Roddam and Grant Bradley. Produced by Gina Boon.
BANDALISM – a raucous comedy telling the story of The Babyknives – Rab, Mike, Digger and Ginge – who get signed by a top manager, Tommy Gunn, and sent on a US tour. The band live the rock-n-roll dream, unaware that their tour bus is being used to smuggle guns, money and drugs. Written by Dean Cavanagh, Mike Peden and Carlene King. Produced by Mike Peden and Carlene King.
LIVE FROM HEAVEN – a dark jewel of a film. Repair man Jim receives instruction from Thomas Edison to make a television screen which shows the afterlife. The revelation soon spreads throughout the townsfolk leading them to view life very differently. Written by Chips Hardy.
HERE BE MONSTERS – a brutal slow burn revenge thriller telling the story of an intense young man trying to live his life in the shadow of his abusers. Written by Dean Cavanagh.
DEVELOPMENT SLATE – TELEVISION
UNCLE SAM’S FUNHOUSE – written by Dean Cavanagh and Irvine Welsh, Funhouse is a multi layered ensemble story of forty-something characters who KNOW they were child stars in a 1980’s children TV series, The problem is that no trace of the show exists, and we follow our characters as they try to uncover what did actually happen to them.
LAST TRAIN TO LLANELLI – darkly comic Film Noir TV series from the trilogy of novels by Robert Lewis. Adapted by Philip John and Hass Amini. Producers Hass and Hossein Amini, with development support from Film Agency Wales.