Film ‘powerhouse’ sets up in Scotland

A FILM version of the children’s TV drama, Shoebox Zoo, is being earmarked by a new Scotland-based film and TV drama company.

‘The Brotherhood of the Book’ is one of a number of projects being developed by Synchronicity Films, set up by ‘drama veterans’, Claire Mundell and Justin Molotnikov.

Mundell has worked for BBC television as a producer/director and head of department. Molotnikov has a total of eleven years’ writing and directing experience, including three years of drama development at the BBC.

The pair recently worked on Shoebox Zoo – as executive producer and series director – and have acquired an option on its feature film rights. The company is said to have four other feature films in development, plus a raft of TV projects.

Shoebox Zoo has already been sold to 27 countries.