Spreading the word on Svengali, Martin and Jonny attended Cannes Film Festival last week where they had a busy few days with meetings. The feedback was all fantastic and interest in Svengali seems to be really building which is great news! Both are now looking forward to continuing meetings back in London whilst post production is in full swing.
Congratulations to Vicky McClure for getting her second BAFTA nomination for leading actress in 'This is England '88'. Our fingers and toes are all crossed for her, the awards are at the end of May!
It's almost been a week since Svengali finished filming and we'd like to thank the cast, crew and everyone else who was involved.
It all looks incredible and we are developing the next part of the project.
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The comedy series built a large YouTube audience from around the world and its popularity, has led directly to Svengali reaching the big screen in style.
The film tells the story of Dixie, a small town guy with a big dream, played by Root Films co-founder and screenwriter Jonny Owen, leaving the Welsh Valleys for the bright lights of London intent on becoming the manager of the best band in the world.
This feel good British comedy will be brought to life with an award-winning cast, including: Vicky McClure, Martin Freeman and Michael Smiley.
Left: Jonny Owen Right: Roger Evans
Photography by: Heiko Prigge
Jonny Owen is a Bafta winning Producer / Actor and writer. He’s appeared in some of the UK’s biggest ever comedies including Shameless and My Family.
He was the lead in Wales highest ever grossing Indie Film ‘A Bit of Tom jones’ and is the co-writer and creator of Svengali the cult internet series which is now being made into a major movie starring Martin Freeman and Vicky McClure.
In 2011 he set up Root Films with Martin Root which now has a slate of films waiting to go into production. Jonny has written pieces for The Guardian, Times and BBC Match of the Day. He also has a ‘hat-trick’ ball from Soccer AM.
Photography by: Julian castaldi
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