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Cobie Smulders & Jessica Hynes begin filming Songbird

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Principal photography is underway on British comedy Songbird, the fourth original feature from acclaimed writer/director Jamie Adams (Black Mountain Poets, Benny & Jolene). Shooting on location in Cornwall throughout January, Noel Clarke and Jason Maza are producing through Unstoppable Entertainment in partnership with Maggie Monteith for Dignity Film Finance.

Hollywood leading lady Cobie Smulders (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Avengers: Age of Ultron) stars alongside British comedy legend Jessica Hynes (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Spaced). With a stellar line up of supporting actors including Noel Clarke (Brotherhood, Star Trek: Into Darkness), Ian Smith (Sweat the Small Stuff, Popatron), Laura Patch (Star Stories, Life Begins), Holli Dempsey (Dad’s Army, Derek) and Emily Atack (Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners).

Joanne Sykes is lead singer of once popular 90’s indie rock band The Filthy Dukes. They’ve been on the road since 1996, slowly but surely managing to play 150-capped venues. We find the Dukes at their last ever gig, and as the band falls apart so does Joanne; she’s finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her with just about everyone, and there’s little left for her once the group disband. So, thinking about the next step, she drunkenly applies for university. University isn’t quite what Joanne expected – far less wild partying, and a lot more yoga and kale. Whilst there, she falls in love with a librarian called Pete. It’s far from smooth sailing, but will going back to university be the new start she needs; who knows, maybe she’ll re-discover her love for music.

Bet Rourich, whose recent credits include BIFA award winning Adult Life Skills, serves as Director of Photography. David Wade is co-producing with Chris Reed, Freebie Films, as Exec Producer.

Jamie Adams, screenwriter and director said “I am incredibly lucky to be working with such a talented cast and crew on Songbird; Cobie Smulders is such an amazing comic actor and it’s truly a privilege to work with her here in Cornwall, of all places!”.

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