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Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough commence shooting on The Silent Storm

Story by Jack Foley

SHOOTING begins this weekend (June 23, 2013) on The Silent Storm, a passionate and provocative love story, on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

BAFTA nominee Andrea Riseborough (Shadow Dancer, Oblivion) and Golden Globe and Emmy winner Damian Lewis (Homeland, Keane) will lead the cast along with John Sessions (Filth, Gangs of New York), Kate Dickie (Filth, Red Road) and newcomer Ross Anderson (Privates).

The story finds Riseborough playing Aislin, an enigmatic outsider living on a wild and remote Scottish island, who becomes caught between her commanding husband, a Minister (Lewis), and the vitality of a 17 year-old delinquent (Anderson), who is sent to live with them as part of a rehabilitation scheme.

His youthful nature ignites a passion within her, which offers her a way out of a life bound by convention and into the world beyond.

The drama was written and will be directed by BIFA-nominated director Corinna Villari-McFarlane (of the critically acclaimed Three Miles North of Molkom).

She commented: “I’ve woken up this morning on location surrounded by the most wonderful backdrop of my ancestral home land. I’ve brought with me three world class actors and now the work begins to bring this intimate yet epic story to life.”

Nicky Bentham (Moon) produces for Neon Films, alongside Eon Productions’ Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who will executive produce.

Bentham commented: “Corinna created a story full of tension and romance that hooked me straight away. The strength of the script coupled with her distinct vision has attracted a prestigious group of backers and some of Britain’s finest acting talent. We are thrilled to be making it with such a talented team in one of the UK’s most stunning locations,”

The behind-the-scenes team includes cinematographer Ed Rutherford (Archipelago, A Long Way from Home), production designer Matthew Button (A Lonely Place to Die, Doghouse) and editor Kate Baird (Skyfall).

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