Fluidity Films is the independent British film production company behind Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful and Filter Theatre’s What You Will, led by producers Guy de Beaujeu and Simon Reade.
We are developing a number of significant literary adaptations including Jane Austen's final work Sanditon, RC Sherriff's WW1 classic Journey's End, Christopher Isherwood's ascerbic Prater Violet and Eva Ibbotson's enchanting young adult novel Journey to the River Sea.
Our literary and artistic connections have enabled us to build an ever-growing slate of rich and interesting works that cross genres, budgets and styles.
We are interested in working with a variety of creative sources; literary, theatrical and original screenplays, sourced worldwide. We are not bound by dogma or a commercial straightjacket.
We are both writers and producers, giving us insights into the creative and commercial process.
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What You Will is an improvised on-stage/off-stage road movie. It is a behind-the-scenes warts-and-all drama about a young collective theatre company of six actors, two understudies and two musicians putting on their radical re-invention of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, where the line between on-stage and off-stage characters blurs. The actual performance of Twelfth Night has been shot live and woven into the scenes devised and improvised by the company and the film makers, resulting in a film that treads a fine, almost imperceptible line between fact and fiction, drama and documentary.
Comedy, Theatre | 92 min | 15 | Released 14th Sep 2012
Directed by: Simon Reade
Starring: Dominic West, Romola Garai, Zoe Tapper, Oliver Dimsdale, Poppy Miller, Ferdy Roberts
Private Peaceful is based on the brilliant bestselling novel by Michael Morpurgo. It is the story of the unbreakable bond between two brothers, from the innocence of their childhood in the fields of Devon to the violence of the battlefields of Flanders. In the trenches they experience the brutal injustice of war, far removed from rural family life and their rivalry for the love of the beautiful Molly Monks. Directed by Pat O’Connor (Dancing at Lughnasa), with an all-British cast, Private Peaceful is a powerful and emotional tale of injustice, love, heroism and fierce family ties that will never be broken. Starring George MacKay (How I Live Now, Sunshine on Leith, Pride), Jack O'Connell (Unbroken, Starred Up, 71), Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady, One Chance), Maxine Peake (Silk, Shameless), Frances de la Tour (Hugo, Alice in Wonderland), John Lynch (Sliding Doors, The Fall) and in his last film the incomparable Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter, History Boys).
Drama, Family, War | 103 min | 12A | Released 31st Mar 2014
Directed by: Pat O'Connor
Starring: George MacKay, Jack O'Connell, Alexandra Roach, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths, John Lynch