“Gavin & Stacey” alumna Melanie Walters and “Sanditon” actress Kayleigh-Paige Rees are set to topline “Faulty Roots,” a coming-of-age drama that will mark Ella Greenwood’s characteristic directorial debut. Deadline broke the news.
Penned by Greenwood and centered on her small of the same title, the United kingdom pic is set in Somerset, England and “follows two teenagers with unique genetic situations who are forced to kind a friendship. Rees will enjoy the lead character of Lola, a teenager with melancholy, and Walters, who can at present be noticed in the BBC adaptation of ‘The Snow Spider’ publications, will play her mother Susan,” the source notes.
Greenwood is producing by means of her Damaged Flames Productions with Rees’ and George Perry’s Raspberry Films.
“I want to give people today a improved comprehending of certain items that you working experience as a teen with a psychological health issue, and I’m looking ahead to acquiring to broaden on this with a attribute variation of ‘Faulty Roots,’” stated Greenwood.
Rees included, “Young adults’ mental wellness has always been an problem pretty close to my coronary heart and I just can’t wait to get to examine this wonderfully prepared movie with these types of a gifted forged and author.”
Greenwood is also an actress and starred in the short version of “Faulty Roots.” “I’ve been on sets where by there is been fewer than 10 females doing work in contrast with all-around 40 males and so it demonstrates that there is nevertheless inequality in the field,” she said in 2019. “I’ve also been in conditions the place I’ve felt that my overall look was remaining judged and so I have uncovered to be self-confident in what competencies I bring additional than how I may well search. Other than that, the market is genuinely transforming and I’ve fulfilled so many fantastic men and women functioning in it.”