Arclight Films partners with Singapore’s IFS Capital
Arclight Films International Pty Ltd (Arlight) and Singapore’s IFS Capital Limited (IFS) have solidified a deal for the financing of P.J Hogan’s Mental.
The deal had been in talks before but was confirmed and closed at this week’s ScreenSingapore conference. This is the second feature film collaboration between the two companies, the first being 33 Postcards, starring Guy Pearce and Zhu Lin.
Mental will reunite P.J Hogan, director of Muriel’s Wedding, with its star Toni Collette and will go into production mid-summer 2011 in Australia.
Of the story, written by Hogan and inspired by his own experiences, He said in a statement, “Like Muriel’s Wedding, Mental is a comedy, but a comedy based on reality, laced with pain and brimming with flawed but lovable characters. Shaz (the central character) was hilarious, outrageous, dangerous, courageous, inspiring, heartbreaking and totally, totally mad. And she changed my life.”