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‘Lost & Found’, ‘Foal’s Bread’ among book-to-film projects to receive Screen NSW funding

Screen NSW has announced development funding for a number of book-to-film projects.

Four Australian novels received adaptation funding. They are: Lost and Found by Brooke Davis (Hachette), Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears (A&U), The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (A&U) and Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (Pan).

Two Australian biographies—Eddie’s Country by Simon Luckhurst (Magabala) and Beethoven and the Zipper by Suzanne Baker (self-published)—also received adaptation funding. The Blue Tin, adapted from Eddie’s Country, is ‘a saga and a true love story about a family’s shocking loss and their commitment to uncovering the truth, after their son Eddie Murray dies in custody’. The Musician, adapted from Beethoven and the Zipper, is a biography of Musica Viva founder Richard Goldner, which tells the story of ‘how a refugee in wartime Sydney fought the conservative establishment to create a multi-cultural nation through music’.

Screen NSW also awarded funding to an Australian adaptation of UK author Anthony Capella’s 2006 novel The Wedding Officer (Little, Brown), ‘a sensuous and magical tale of passion, culinary delight—and Italy’, set in wartime Naples. The adaptation will be written by Andrew Knight and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse.

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