Cannes 2012: John Boorman Portrait 'Me and Me Dad' Gets Early Buzz With Buyers


LONDON – An intimate family portrait of filmmaker John Boorman by his daughter Katrine Boorman entitled Me and me Dad, is to be touted to buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film.

Carey Fitzgerald's British sales banner High Point Media Group will bring the movie to Cannes having picked up worldwide sales duties.

The movie is sparking buzz in the U.K. ahead of its trip to the Riviera market.

Having never previously picked up a camera, Katrine spent four years filming her father who, during the process, finds it impossible to resist taking control and offering her a crash course in film making.

It explores some of the personal ideas and experiences that informed Boorman's output including Hell in the Pacific, Point Blank, Deliverance and The Emerald Forest.

What emerges is billed as a uniquely personal portrait of a family, shaped by a distinctly creative source at its center.

Katrine's own career has encompassed both acting (Excalibur, Hope and Glory, Gazon Maudit) and production (Boogie Woogie). Me and me Dad marks her directorial debut and is produced by Mel Agace and Danny Moynihan, author and screenwriter of Boogie Woogie.

Rose Garnett, who has worked on films including Nowhere Boy and Black Swan, executive produced alongside Christopher Simon and Felix Vossen of Embargo Films.

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