Production has started on Craig Robert’s Eternal Beauty starring Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water).
Taking place in Wales the shoot will last five weeks with filming in Cardiff, Newport and Port Talbot. Hawkins is joined in the cast by Alice Lowe (Prevenge), Billie Piper (Yerma), Penelope Wilton (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and David Thewlis (Fargo).
The cast also includes Bob Pugh (Master and Commander), Rob Aramayo (Game of Thrones), Morfydd Clark (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) and Paul Hilton (Lady Macbeth).
Written and directed by Craig Roberts, Eternal Beauty is his second directorial feature following 2015’s Just Jim. The film is produced by Adrian Bate of Cliff Edge Pictures. The Executive Producers are Mary Burke (BFI), Adam Partridge (Ffilm Cymru Wales), Pip Broughton (Cliff Edge), Meroë Candy (Wellcome), Paul Higgins (Dragon).
The synopsis for the film is:
When Jane (Sally Hawkins) is dumped at the altar she has a breakdown and spirals into a chaotic world, where love (both real and imagined) and family relationships collide with both touching and humorous consequences.
Producer Adrian Bate of Cliff Edge Pictures says: “Eternal Beauty will surprise and delight. It portrays Schizophrenia, a much-misunderstood condition, with dignity, humour and affection. We are so fortunate to have the chance to work with this amazing cast who will inhabit and enhance Craig’s vision and characters. We are very happy to welcome the new cast additions – the brilliant Billie Piper and Penelope Wilton.”
Eternal Beauty is financed by the BFI (awarding funds from the National Lottery), Ffilm Cymru Wales, Welsh Government and Wellcome.