Drama Feature (in development) "Billy Elliot... with broomsticks"
Supported by BFI network backed Short Circuit's 'First Features' scheme & Screen Scotland.
In 1970s Glasgow, 13 year old Charlie Adair is an outcast. Growing up in a run-down tenement, he’s bullied at school for being eccentric and effeminate, preferring to listen to Kate Bush and practicing the ‘Wuthering Heights’ dance routine to playing football.
After Charlie has a vision of his Mum being in an accident, he confronts her about his mysterious powers. But rather than being upset, Charlie’s Mum is excited. Charlie, she tells him, is a witch!
Charlie ultimately has to learn to find power in his own uniqueness in order to navigate the chaotic and challenging world around him.
Drawing on theories of real magic, A Good Spell is a heart-filled story about mothers and sons; about magic and mental health; and about the power we can hold when we lean into who we really are.
Writer: Michael Lee Richardson
Director: To be announced
Producer: Reece Cargan
A Good Spell is an exciting coming of age film for adults, looking at serious topics such as childhood, sexuality & cultural identity. Our audience will enjoy the characters, setting, music and story world we create – fusing witchcraft, queerness & comedy.
This project was selected to be workshopped in the development stage at Torino Film Lab, in Madrid
Reece and Michael pitched the project at Inside Out finance forum in Canada
The script was selected and developed during EAVE producers lab as a working project
The final script is being delivered to funders as we prepare to announce our director and partners to date