Sunday, September 12, 2010

Harron Flys With "The Moth Diaries"

Principal photography has now started on "The Moth Diaries", a Canada-Ireland co-production, lensing in Montreal, starring Lily Cole, Sarah Gadon, Sarah Bolger and Scott Speedman.

The 'gothic horror' feature, written/directed by Canadian Mary Harron ("Notorious Bettie Page"), is based on the novel of the same title, written by author Rachel Klein.

Shooting of the film continues until October 8.

"...At 'Brangwyn', an elite girls boarding school, 'Rebecca' (Bolger), begins her junior year hoping for a fresh start. From the outset her friendship with sunny, innocent 'Lucy' (Gadon) is shattered by the arrival of 'Ernessa' (Cole), a mysterious, girl from Europe. As her friendship with Lucy slips away, Rebecca develops a crush on her handsome English professor, 'Mr. Davies' (Speedman), who is teaching a course on supernatural fiction...the supernatural elements in 'The Moth Diaries' are rooted in the real experience of a young girl faced with her emerging sexuality and caught in a web of obsessive friendship, jealousy and betrayal..."

Producers of "The Moth Diaries" are Sandra Cunningham, Strada Films, Karine Martin, Mediamax (a division of Mediabiz International) and David Collins of Ireland's Samson Films. Ronald Gilbert of Mediamax is co-producer. Executive producers are Edward R. Pressman, Edward R. Pressman Film, Jean-Francois Doray and Louis-Simon Menard of Mediabiz International.

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