Media Luna gets Unconditional
by Naman Ramachandran
- Sales company bags debutant Bryn Higgins’ unusual British thriller
German sales company Media Luna New Films, who specialise in art house productions by emerging talents, has acquired director Bryn Higgins’ debut feature Unconditional. The unconventional plot follows two teenage twins who fall under the spell of a charismatic man, Liam, who is offering love on one condition: the boy becomes his sister.
The film is written by Joe Fisher (St Nazaire) and stars emerging British talents Harry McEntire (Tower Block), singer and actress Madeleine Clark and Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction [+see also:
film profile]). Higgins produced for Stone City Films with Clare Duggan, Tom Harvey, Sean Kelly executive producing.
Higgins said in his director’s statement, “I grew up on a dull London street near the river. Secrets behind blank front doors. I’m drawn to stories about ordinary people with raging inner lives and about how our search for love can get us into trouble. Joe’s wonderful script rings so true. It’s my ideal to make a film where all the decisions about shooting are dictated by the emotions of the characters. Unconditional got close. As the twins and Liam take us for a ride on the wild side, I tried to bring the energy of my favourite punk love songs. I wanted to make the film as raw and stirring as possible but also highly cinematic and with a lot of humour in the tension.”
Media Luna’s recent acquisitions include Sacha Polak’s Hemel [+see also:
film profile] (Netherlands/Spain), Tina von Traben’s Patty’s Catchup (Germany), Joachim Schoenfeld’s Before Tomorrow (Germany), Sören Voigt’s Implosion (Germany/Spain), Emanuele Persico’s Tanguero (Argentina/Italy) and Andrea Zambelli and Andrea Zanoli’s Milongueros (Argentina/Italy).