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CAIN secures investment for Artemis Films

Friday 13 August 2010

CAIN is delighted to announce that it has secured angel investment for World class independent production company, Artemis Films. 

Artemis has recently produced The Tempest, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Helen Mirren, Ben Whishaw, Djimon Hounsou, Alfred Molina and Russell Brand, with a release date from Disney scheduled to coincide with an Academy campaign for December 2010.  Described by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter as the major festival `must have film’ The Tempest has been selected for both the closing film at The Venice Film Festival and the prestigious “Centrepiece” screening at the New York film festival .  Artemis has also recently completed production on Ralph Fiennes’ Directorial debut, Coriolanus, starring Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Cox, which is currently in post-production and scheduled for release in February 2011 by Lionsgate. It will headline at Berlin festival in 2011.


Artemis Films is currently producing Mystica, an atmospheric supernatural thriller. The story of love, murder and the supernatural is set against the backdrop of the Venice Carnival and is Artemis founder, Julia Taylor-Stanley’s screenplay based on her acclaimed novel.


The production company currently has a slate of films in development, including The Ambassadors, adapted by Janet Dulin Jones from the masterwork by Henry James; Lollipop, a film by Elaine Wickham starring Brenda Blethyn, Joanne Whalley and Hugh Bonnoville; Twitching, a great British comedy in the tradition of The Full Monty and Bend It Like Beckham and starring Terence Stamp and Phil Glenister (Life on Mars); and Nothing But The Blues, a metaphysical script in the tradition of Frank Kapra, which beautifully illustrates the world of blues and jazz musicians in Chicago.


CAIN Managing Director, Nicki Hattingh said “We are delighted to be working with Artemis Films and to have secured investment for the further development and production of its impressive slate of high quality film projects which will benefit the growth of this unique company.  The CAIN members have recognised that Julia is a talented and communicative Producer and Director, with a keen eye for both the creative and business elements of film production.  It has been a pleasure to work with the Artemis team and we look forward to a long and successful association with the Company”.


Said Julia Taylor-Stanley “We are thrilled that CAIN has secured its first investment for Artemis Films and we very much look forward to working with CAIN on our future projects.  Under our EIS scheme we are not only providing investors with a tax break, but they benefit in a profit share for our entire slate. With two major productions under our belt and another about to begin, we feel this opportunity minimises risk and gives investors a wider ranging opportunity to benefit from film production”.   


For further information on Artemis and its slate of projects, please contact CAIN.