Eleven Project Selected for Creative UK’s BREAKOUT Programme
POLLY (AMOROUS), an Eleven project in association with Bluebird Productions, has been selected for Netflix and Creative UK’s BREAKOUT programme, from nearly 800 applicants.
BREAKOUT gives emerging genre filmmakers the opportunity and funding to advance their debut feature into development with the partnership and support of Netflix. It offers new UK-based filmmakers the opportunity to take popular genres audiences love and reinterpret them through a distinctively British lens.
“Creative UK’s partnership with Netflix is a significant evolution of our support for emerging filmmakers over the last decade. Breakout has given a hugely talented cohort access to the expertise of both Netflix and Creative UK to help unlock their potential and push up to the next level. We are thrilled for our first cohort, who we’re sure have been emboldened by Breakout to realise brilliant films that will impress, engage and thoroughly entertain in equal measure.” said Caroline Norbury OBE, Chief Executive of Creative UK.
Synopsis: Polly desperately wants to write romance novels and, being in a borderline-perfect decade- long relationship with “the one” (Luca), she’s sure she has all the right credentials. Right? Wrong!! After a devastating drive-by break up, and with her first potential book deal about to go down the pan, Polly is thrust into the terrifying world of modern dating like a lubed-up clown in a minefield. But will Polly have to ditch everything she thinks she knows about romance in order to learn about love? And could there be more than one way to love – and even, more than one love of her life?
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