MR ROB

Written with support from SFFILM Rainin Grant and the Sundance Development Track.

 

At the notorious ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais, Rob Lawrie, an ex-soldier and devoted father, meets Reza and his four-year-old daughter Bru, who travelled all the way from Afghanistan to join family in Rob’s hometown of Leeds. A bond forms between the two fathers, but with no legal way across the border, Rob has to risk himself to bring them home. Based on a true story.

 

CATALINA

Written by Hassan Abdulrazzak, Produced by Nadia Nadif.

 

Arab by blood, Spanish by name, Catalina is sold into slavery as a child and becomes the confidante of princess Catherine, who is sold into marriage to King Henry VIII. When their infamous divorce leads to political violence, Catalina escapes to reclaim her childhood freedom, but as witness to the disputed wedding night, she is hounded by secret agents to speak against her truth. Her remarkable true story has been excluded from history until now.

Reference inspiration by Elizabeth Colomba

Concept sketch by David Tenorio

 

ANWAR

Written with support from SFFILM FilmHouse Residency.

A mother-son story set in the world of VIV, published in LEAPSMAG. More details to come on this and other screenplays in development.