Bedlam announces new feature - Happy Camp - with Peter Webber

CANNES: Bedlam are happy to announce that Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring) is attached to direct our next feature film Happy Camp, the debut script by acclaimed American playwright Zayd Dohrn.

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Bedlam announce first TV drama series

Bedlam have joined forces with New Zealand-based South Pacific Pictures to develop their first television drama series, Spitfire Girls.

The drama will focus on the lives of the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary, a brave band of sisters who, during WWII, flew new aircraft from factories to airfields, or took badly damaged planes back the other way. They often risked their lives and lost many loved ones, but their bravery and camaraderie overcame prejudice to forge a new breed of woman.

The series will be produced by Bedlam's Gareth Unwin alongside Liz Trubridge, best known for the hugely successful series Downton Abbey, and John Barnett of South Pacific Pictures. More details will follow.


American B-Side to become radio show

Joseph Fletcher, the director of American B-Side - a heartbroken journey through the American South, unearthing amateur recordings and the unusual lives of the lost musicians behind them - has been commissioned by the BBC World Service to present a four-part radio show about the music he found on his travels. The show is due to air in September 2012, produced by Loftus Audio.


Bedlam announce new project Zaytoun

Bedlam Productions have announced their next production at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Zaytoun is the story of the unlikely alliance between a 10-year old Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot shot down over Beirut in 1982. Their initial distrust develops into friendship as they make their way across war-torn Lebanon to a place they both call home.

Gareth Unwin will co-produce the film with Fred Ritzenberg of Far Films from a script by first time Palestinian writer Nader Rizq, with Israeli director Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree and The Syrian Bride) signed on to helm the film.

The $8-10 million project is expected to shoot in Israel in the autumn and is currently in the process of securing cast and production finance.


Preparations are underway

The final preparations are underway for The Pilgrim, with our team heading off to Nepal and Tibet in two weeks.