Sweet and quirky comedy gets NZFC development funding

Shoot First Productions is delighted to be working with the incredibly talented writer/director, Grant Lahood, on his new feature film Bed Ridden. Lahood is a highly experienced film-maker who has twice won jury prizes at the prestigious Cannes short film festival. Bed Ridden, a charming, quirky comedy/drama in the vein of Calendar Girls and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, received Early Development Funding from the New Zealand Film Commission in late 2018. Grant_Lahood_-_PIC_268x182.jpg.540x405

Grant brought the project to Shoot First Productions in 2017 and he and producer Alan Brash fine-tuned the story before successfully submitting it to the NZFC in late 2018.

Renowned UK-based script analyst, Karol Griffiths enjoyed the story, calling it “a charming script with strong atmosphere, engaging characters/relationships, authentic dialogue and a genuinely fun premise… it was a true pleasure to read.”

Lahood has just completed the latest draft of the work and Alan looks forward to bringing the project to market in the coming months.

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