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Hi everyone! Luckily for us, Holly has been promoting «Tell It To The Bees» in another festival! She was present at Zurich Film Festival, 14th edition. She was alongside her movie costar Anna Paquin, Annabel Jankel and Claire M Singer, the movie director and producer.

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Holly also made a small interview while on the red carpet:

Holliday, is this your first time in Switzerland?
In my childhood, I used to ski somewhere in Switzerland. Unfortunately, I have no idea where that was. Maybe on the border with Italy? But in Zurich I am definitely for the first time.

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Hi everyone! As we previously announced over our Twitter, Holly was among the invited for Toronto International Film Festival, and she graced the red carpet alongside Anna Paquin wearing a beautiful sequin skirt by Erdem PF’17 and Malone Souliers blue napp pumps. Enjoy photos and videos of the premiere:

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To start off with the news on ‘Tell It To The Bees‘, Holly is featured with Anna Paquin on a brand new clip from this movie. We will add pictures from the premiere as soon as we gather a good amount. Enjoy:

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Toronto International Film Festival has added ‘Tell It To The Bees’ to the line-up as a world premiere! It will be featured on Special Presentations, and they will soon announce which day it is featured in September.

 

 

Tell It To The Bees | Annabel Jankel, United Kingdom
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movie productions > tell it to the bees (2018)

Tell It To The Bees, a 1950s-set story starring Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger as a Scottish smalltown beekeeping doctor and local mother who fall in love.

(…) In returning to feature filmmaking, Jankel – who with Morton made her name in the 1980s directing The Max Headroom Show for television, and is nicknamed AJ – is hardly playing it safe. Lesbian romance Tell It To The Bees, which is adapted from a book by Fiona Shaw (no relation to the actress of the same name), boasts complicated VFX for the bees and faced the budgetary challenge its period setting and the limited daily shooting hours for child actor Gregor Selkirk.

Development process

(…) The project was reactivated when Jankel formed a new producer partnership, this time with Daisy Allsop (low-budget feature Orthodox), who had served as an associate producer on Skellig. Jankel wanted to add a magical realist element, developing the role of the bees, which in the story belong to Paquin’s doctor character Jean and become a fascination for young Charlie (Selkirk), who is the son of Lydia (Grainger).

“In the book, the bees are more in the background,” explains Allsop. “We’ve really brought them to the fore. The bees are the way the child makes sense of the world. He tells them his secrets. He thinks they’re going to help him.”

Jankel and Allsop had read Weird, an unmade script by sisters Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth, and brought them on for a fresh adaptation. “Weird involved a fantasy element, set in a very real situation,” says Jankel. “It wasn’t too sweet, and it had an edge to it, which we felt was really great for Tell It To The Bees.” (…)

The Scottish connection

(…) Crucial to the greenlight, of course, was casting, especially the two lead names. Jankel was pleased to be working with casting director Dan Hubbard – his parents Ros and John Hubbard cast Max Headroom. Dan Hubbard’s Glasgow-based casting associate did the heavy lifting on the casting of the child role – “there must have been a couple of hundred on tape, and I probably met 50,” says Jankel.

When it came to shooting the bee sequences, the film’s director of photography Bartosz Nalazek – who assisted Janusz Kaminski on three Steven Spielberg films and shot second unit on The Post – suggested they look at 2012 documentary More Than Honey. That film’s cinematographer Attila Boa came in to handle the bee photography, bringing with him bee wrangler Peter Hopfgartner.

“Hopf doesn’t even wear the bee suit,” says Allsop. “He does things and the bees follow him.“ Jankel – who dubbed Hopfgartner “bee whisperer” – adds, “He slept with the bees, seduced the bees, tickled the bees, fluffed the bees.”

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The ‘Great 8’, which will be highlighted on Tuesday 8 May during a private reception for buyers and Cannes festival programmers at the Gray d’Albion beach. These are projects in post-production which have a strong chance at critical and/or commercial success.

Tell It To The Bees, dir. Annabel Jankel
Set in 1950s Britain, Anna Paquin plays a doctor who returns to the town she left as a teenager where she falls in love with the mother of a patient, played by Holiday Grainger.
(Film Constellation)

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