Move Mountains Production have announced filming is underway on their new feature film ‘The Sun Also Rises’, directed by Roland Manookian (The Football Factory, Rocknrolla) and produced by Shane McCormick (Let’s talk about George), Tom Gordon (Good Shout film collective Founder) and Josh Witcher (Checkpoints, Castle in the Sky).
This complex and emotionally charged film focuses on Raye, a women trapped in an abusive relationship, The Sun Also Rises charts her struggle to survive, her journey to escape, and how the cycle of violence affects all that come into contact with it. A beautiful film with an ultimately positive message of redemption, The Sun Also Rises pays homage to the strength of the human spirit. It draws inspiration from the Ernest Hemmingway book Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises, about the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona where people go to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfight. The film references the book, as Raye, goes on a metaphorical bull run.
The stellar cast includes Gina Jones (Alleycats, Above the Fire), Shane McCormick (Mr Mayfair, Castle in The Sky), Craig Fairbrass (Muscle, Villain, Cliffhanger), Geoff Bell (Green Street, The Business, Kingsman: The Secret Service), Simon Manyonda (Pennyworth, The Witches, The Bay), Eddie Webber (The Firm, The Business, To be Someone), Josh Witcher (Let’s talk about George, Rise of the Footsoldier Origins), Calum MacNab (The Football Factory, The Firm) Lottie Lewis (Get Lucky, Outside Bet, London Heist) Kadeem Ramsay (Top Boy, Blue Story), Miguella Charley, Aimée Hills (The Bystanders, Crackajack), Karen Seacombe (Made in Dagenham, Fingersmith), Byron Gibson (Only God Forgives), Tom Gordon (Black Cab, Spitfire Over Berlin), Tom Padley (Allied) and James Hicks (Miss Monday).
The Sun Also Rises is due to complete post-production by mid next year.
Producer Shane McCormick quotes:
“We can’t wait for ‘The Sun Also Rises’ to be released next year and hope it resonates with its audience. We have produced a film that looks to shine a light on the immensely damaging cycle of violence. The film portrays an abusive relationship and the journey Raye takes to find her identity. We hope this helps sufferers of abuse and their journey of recovery.”
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