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Principal photography begins on Joanna Hogg's third feature

Story by Jack Foley

PRINCIPAL photography is now underway on Joanna Hogg’s third writing/directing project, following the critically acclaimed and award-winning Unrelated and Archipelago.

Known as Hogg’s ‘London project’, the as-yet-untitled film will shoot in West London and surrounding areas for six weeks.

Presented by BFI, BBC Films and Rooks Nest Entertainment, the film is produced by Gayle Griffiths (My Brother The Devil, Archipelago) for Wild Horses Film Company Limited.

Cast in the lead roles are artists Viv Albertine and Liam Gillick.

A British singer-songwriter, Albertine is the ex-guitarist of all-female punk group, The Slits; Gillick is a British conceptual artist and former Turner Prize nominee.

The supporting cast includes previous Hogg collaborator Tom Hiddleston (Thor, War Horse), who made his acting debut in Unrelated and went on to star in Archipelago.

Hogg’s debut feature Unrelated won the FIPRESCI International Critics’ Prize at the 2007 London Film Festival in addition to the Guardian Best Film Award and won Hogg the Evening Standard’s Best Newcomer Award.

Both Unrelated and Archipelago, released last year, garnered outstanding critical acclaim upon their UK releases, with the latter film resulting in Martin Scorsese heralding Hogg as a “uniquely gifted filmmaker”.

Hogg commented: “I continue to be fascinated by the blurred line between the comic and the horrendous – but depicting this in an ordinary, everyday context which is closer to home, and therefore more terrifying.”

Artificial Eye is already on board as UK distributor and talks are ongoing with international sales agents.

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