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‘Penguin Bloom’ adaptation receives Screen Australia funding

A feature film adaptation of Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive’s nonfiction book Penguin Bloom (ABC Books) has received production funding from Screen Australia.

Set on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Penguin Bloom tells the true story of the young Bloom family struggling to come to terms with their mother’s life-changing injury. Meanwhile, an injured magpie chick they name Penguin enters their lives and helps them learn to heal. Naomi Watts will star in the film adaptation.

Watts will also produce the film, along with Emma Cooper and Bruna Papandrea, who has previously produced TV adaptations of Big Little Lies and The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart. The screenplay was adapted by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps, and the film will be directed by Glendyn Ivin.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the film adaptation of Penguin Bloom was first announced in December 2016 and received Screen Australia funding in 2017. This round of Screen Australia funding totaled $4 million across six projects.



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