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2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Charlie Stratton’s Seacole

2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Charlie Stratton’s Seacole

With some television work and one feature under his belt In Secret (TIFF ’13), Charlie Stratton began lensing Seacole back in March of 2019 with players Sam Worthington, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Numan Acar, Sylvia Hoeks and Sean Delaney. This sophomore project was shot in Serbia and Los Angeles.

Gist: Co-written by Dianne Houston, Marnie Dickens and Stratton, this follows Mary Seacole (Mbatha-Raw), a pioneering Jamaican nurse who became known during the Crimean War for her care of wounded British soldiers. Seacole’s self-sacrifice on the front lines and fierce, adversarial relationship with Florence Nightingale during the war made her famous in her time.

Production Co./Producers: Billy Peterson.

2020 American Film Festival in Poland

Prediction: PREMIERES.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.

2020 American Film Festival in Poland

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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