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First look at Mark Stanley and Emily Beecham in Sulphur and White

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Altitude has boarded Sulphur and White starring Mark Stanley (Dark River, Game of Thrones, Mr. Turner), Emily Beecham (Into the Badlands, Berlin, I Love You, Daphne, Hail Caesar!), Anna Friel (Limitless, The Girlfriend Experience) and Dougray Scott (Woman in White, My Week with Marilyn, Enigma).

Directed by Julian Jarrold, BAFTA nominated for The Girl with Sienna Miller and Toby Jones and whose credits include the Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974, A Royal Night Out and Brideshead Revisited.

We all carry secrets. Layers, fragments of experience, small marks that define us. David carries his. They burn at him. Eat away at his soul.

City of London, trading floor, 2008, in a world of cutthroat deals it takes a unique person to succeed. Single-minded to the point of ruthless, David is this person. But beyond the aura of success lies a secret. There are layers to David… once chipped away, what lies behind the facade?

As David climbs the corporate ladder, the past threatens to rise up and engulf him. As he struggles, a woman comes into his life. There have been many, but Vanessa is different – she matters. David’s desperate to hold on to her, while she believes in a future for them. But can David keep the secret of his past at bay?

Inspired by the life of city trader and mountaineer David Tait, Sulphur & White is an inspiring story of courage’s triumph over shame.

Produced by Mike Elliott (Dirty God, Jawbone, The Goob, Catch Me Daddy) for EMU Films and Alan Govinden for AMG International Films, the screenplay is by Susie Farrell who has also written Dirty God directed by Sacha Polak and I Shouldn’t Be Alive – Lost On The Mountain. Filmed on location in the UK and South Africa earlier this year, lead members of the SULPHUR AND WHITE production team include production designer Nick Palmer whose credits include Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and the TV miniseries Das Boot; and award-winning cinematographer Felix Weiderman whose work includes David Blair’s Away, Pete Travis’s City of Tiny Lights and Joel Hopkins’s Hampstead as well has having been a collaborator with Jarrold on the high-end TV dramas Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker and Witness for the Prosecution.

Producer Mike Elliott of EMU Films says if the project – “Julian Jarrold and the writer Susie Farrell have taken this tough, heart-wrenching true story of David’s life and rendered an important film full of hope, power and emotion.”

Photo Credit Nick Wall

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