TRAUMA movie shooting from Lower Marsh
TRAUMA STARTS SHOOTING
STARRING COLIN FIRTH AND MENA SUVARI
DIRECTED BY MARC EVANS
Isle of Man, 30 April 03 Little Bird are delighted to announce that psychological chiller TRAUMA has started shooting today in the Isle of Man. Starring Colin Firth and Mena Suvari, TRAUMA is directed by Marc Evans from an original script by talented newcomer Richard Smith.
Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Bens (Colin Firth) world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Bens out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a beautiful young neighbour Charlotte (Mena Suvari). His life may be turning around but all is not what it seems and, haunted by visions of his dead wife, Ben starts to lose his grip on reality
Colin Firth enchanted female audiences worldwide as Mark Darcy, object of the fictional Bridget Joness obsession, in the massive hit Bridget Joness Diary. It was an ironic reprisal of his role in the BBC dramatization of Pride and Prejudice for which he is forever remembered. Upcoming feature films include the romantic comedy Hope Springs, the modern-day fairy tale, What A Girl Wants, Richard Curtis directorial debut Love Actually, and Girl with a Pearl Earring, an adaptation of Tracy Chevalier's 1999 best-selling historical novel. Previous notable credits include starring roles in The Importance of Being Earnest, Relative Values, Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient both which won the Academy Award for Best Pictures - Fever Pitch, and Circle of Friends. Colin was recently nominated for an Emmy award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Conspiracy.
Mena Suvari is one of Hollywoods most sought after young actresses following her critically acclaimed performance in American Beauty, for which she received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Her recent feature film credits include Spun, Sonny, The Musketeer, American Pie 2, Sugar & Spice, and Loser. Her breakout role came as the choirgirl in the outrageous teen comedy hit American Pie. Other feature film credits include Slums of Beverly Hills, Snide and Prejudice, Kiss the Girls, and Nowhere. Recently, Mena made her stage debut in The World of Nick Adams in Hollywood, opposite Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Matt Damon. This year, Mena becomes the new worldwide advertising face of the famed Paris cosmetic company Lancome.
TRAUMA also stars Naomie Harris (28 Days Later) and Tommy Flannigan.
Director Marc Evans most recent film, My Little Eye, is currently on international release garnering excellent reviews and strong box office. Previous credits include the controversial thriller Resurrection Man and his debut feature House of America. Evans has collaborated extensively with musicians and recent work in this field includes a documentary about the rock group Manic Street Preachers called Libraries Gave Us Power and a musical collaboration with John Cale (of Velvet Underground fame) called Beautiful Mistake. Marcs work in British television includes Terry Jones's East of The Moon and the first ever Welsh language science-fiction comedy, Ymadawiad Arthur (Arthurs Departure). His recent documentary on the work of Giuseppe Tornatore Un Sogno Fatto in Sicilia (A Dream Dreamt in Sicily) was screened at the 2000 Venice Film Festival.
TRAUMA is a Little Bird production from its new Ministry of Fear label. The producers are Nicky Kentish Barnes (About A Boy) and Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Joness Diary). The director of photography is BAFTA award-winning John Mathieson (KPAX, Gladiator), the production designer is Crispian Sallis (My Little Eye), the costume designer is Ffion Elinor (Lucky Break), the make-up and hair designer is Pamela Haddock (The Life And Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby). The executive producers are James Mitchell and Lizzie Francke.
The film, co-financed by BBC Films, Warner Bros, First Choice Films and Isle of Man Film Commision, will shoot for eight weeks in the Isle of Man and on location in London. Warner Bros will distribute in the UK and Myriad Pictures will handle international sales.
Information provided by
Trauma Productions (IOM) Limited
Pall Mall Deposit, Unit 57, Building C, 124-128 Barlby Road, London W10 6BL
Tel 020 8964 2329 / 020 8964 2196 Fax 020 8964 2286