BBC One’s The Cry to film in Australia and Scotland
The Cry, an upcoming psychological drama for BBC One will be shot on location in Melbourne and Glasgow. Produced by Synchronicity Films, the four part series will work with Film Victoria and Creative Scotland to complete principal photography.
Adapted from Helen FitzGerald’s novel of the same name, Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie will star as two parents who have their lives turned upside down when their baby is abducted in a small Australian town.
Claire Mundell, Executive Producer for Synchronicity Films states: “we couldn’t be more excited to have Jenna and Ewen as our lead cast, and to be bringing this emotional roller coaster of a story to BBC and international audiences. I'm honoured that Synchronicity’s first scripted commission for BBC Drama is Helen FitzGerald’s Scottish-Australian page turner The Cry, brought to the screen by the combined talents of writer Jacquelin Perske and director Glendyn Ivin.”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama adds: “The Cry is an intense, psychological thriller which constantly surprises and I know that with the fantastic Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie leading the cast as the young couple thrown into haunting and exceptional circumstances, this will be a truly unmissable series for BBC One.”
After the success of programmes such as Trust Me and Outlander, Scotland is becoming an increasingly popular filming location in the television industry. Projects that shoot within the country can access the UK’s 25% tax rebate alongside Scotland’s own Production Growth Fund.
Australia employs a similar incentive to attract productions, offering a 16.5% tax offset to those that meet a required minimum spend within the country.
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