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World Premiere - Fajr International Film Festival - Tehran 2009
Uk Premiere Winner - Best International Feature - London Independent Film Festival2009

Boucher and Mills' direction manages to tread a fine line between comedy and tragedy, providing humour without stupidity and emotion without overt manipulation TIME OUT 2009

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MAKING OF THE BURIAL  |  SYNOPSIS & DIRECTORS NOTES

Danielle and David spend 2005 writing their first feature The Burial and begin producing. Two events conspire to make the project a crazy adventure. They discover they are to have twins (taking the kid count to 5) - birth due one week after principal photography. Five weeks before the shoot the main backer and Production Company drops out of the project.

David and Danielle at this stage have crew/cast/locations in 2 countries in place. Pooling their experience, they surrounded themselves with an almost entirely European crew; ignore the sudden withdrawal of key financial backing; buy an old hearse on Ebay; tell the twins kicking inside Danielle to bide their time – and jump for freedom.

In total the shoot lasts 55 days spread over 2006. More than 100 people were seduced into The Burial vortex during this time. Danielle and David are forever indebted to these wonderful people. In 2007, Danielle and David presented their unfinished work to Christine Alderson – Ipso Facto Films. Christine jumped on board dedicating huge energy to raising the necessary finance to complete and sell the film. The film’s post production was completed at Molinare.

On 4 April 2008, Jack and Jill appoints Moviehouse Entertainment to handle international sales for  The Burial. Market debut at 2008 Cannes Film Festival. For more information on Moviehouse Entertainment, visit www.moviehouseent.com

Jack and Jill Films next project Model Girlfriend – a documentary thriller set in Parisian fashion world has reached the 1st draft stage.

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