Hurricane Films in Spring 2017

‘A Quiet Passion’ And ‘My Letter To The World’ Double Bill at Bermuda Film Festival


‘My Letter To The World’, Hurricane Films’ new documentary on Emily Dickinson, is set to have its Worldwide premiere at Bermuda Film Festival 2017, accompanied by the dramatic film of Emily’s life, ‘A Quiet Passion’, also produced by Hurricane Films. Featuring expert analysis and exclusive interviews, ‘My Letter To The World’ explores Emily’s life, loves and poetry.

‘A Quiet Passion’ (now showing in UK cinemas, US release date 14th April 2017) has received acclaim from audiences and critics alike, with Richard Brody of The New Yorker calling the film “an absolute drop-dead masterwork”.


‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ Set For Cannes Film Festival 2017

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Hurricane Films feature ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ has been Officially Selected to have its worldwide premiere at Cannes 2017 in a Midnight Screening. Rising star Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Green Room) stars as a Liverpool boxer incarcerated in a notorious Thai prison.

The film is based on the autobiography of Billy Moore, with script by Jonathan Hirschbein and Nick Saltrese. Directed by Jean Stephane Sauvaire (‘Johnny Mad Dog’), the film is produced by Hurricane Films, alongside Senorita Films and Indochina Productions. Executive Producers are James Schamus (‘Brokeback Mountain’), Meridian’s Jennifer Dong and Woody Mu, and Peter Watson.

A24 are set to act as North American distributors,  in the UK Altitude will distribute, with Hanway as sales agents.



Other Projects

As part of the Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary celebrations that are taking over Liverpool this summer, Hurricane Films have teamed up with Frank Cottrell Boyce and Carl Hunter to make a short film based on the album’s final track, ‘A Day In The Life’. Its world premiere will be 16th June 2017.

Bill Nighy (‘About Time’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’) is set to star in ‘Triple Word Score’, the story of a family torn apart by Scrabble. Directed by Carl Hunter and written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, it will be filmed in North West England later this year.

Other projects on our development slate include ‘Rum Doxy Diver’ by Leigh Campbell and ‘Recovery’ by Nick Saltrese.

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