ITV orders BLM-inspired drama shorts
ITV has commissioned a series of short films inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
The 4 x 15’ dramas, collectively called Unsaid Stories (w/t) - come from Greenacre Films – founded by Nadine Marsh-Edwards and Amanda Jenks – and begin filming next week in London.
The writers are Jerome Bucchan-Nelson, Anna Ssemuyaba, Lynette Linton and Nicole Lecky.
ITV head of drama Pollly Hill said: “I’m proud to commission four new drama shorts from Greenacre Films which reflect what’s happening in Britain today. The scripts are unique, fresh and engaging, about real people in completely real situations, confronting and exploring racism and prejudice. I hope in some small way each of these films will bring about change.”
Marsh-Edwards and Jenks, who will executive produce, said: “We are delighted to be working with Polly and ITV together with such talented teams of writers, producers and directors.
“We relish the opportunity to cast a light on some of the things that go unsaid and bring the complexities and nuance of black experiences in the UK today to the screen.”
Greenacre Films has a first look deal with Banijay Rights for the international distribution of their portfolio.
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