Elsie Inglis feature film update

Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals are captivating. Writers Chris Pantazides and Frank McEntaggart contacted me with a provisional script idea more than half a year ago, and I found the story fascinating. Couldn’t believe there wasn’t any feature film on Elsie, who had been such a charismatic character in Scottish history. Chris and Frank put a lot of effort in their research, they did an excellent job and I certainly could share their passion on Elsie Inglis. We just had to find the right people to support us, which did take a while. I’m happy to announce that Kamran Qureshi – director of Evergreen Media Europe Ltd – and his wife, Iram, who have a successful track record in directing documentaries and TV-series, have come on board as director and consultant. After contacting several professionals, Mili Cumic, Director of Sales and Digital Cinema from Genlock Films – with over 35 years of industry experience, has expressed a keen interest in the project, and offered support with the whole process. Thanks to historian Alan Cumming and other industry professionals, we have started raising interest among audiences in the UK and Serbia. I am confident this project will be a great success, and the script provides a unique perspective on the role of women in war.’

Rena Farkas

Elsie Inglis-The Film

There were of course so many highlights from last weeks commemorations. But i am thrilled that a long time development looks close to fruition. A few years ago Frank McEntaggart contacted me about writing a script for a feature film on Elsie Inglis.
Roll on a few years and Frank got back in contact and sent me the script, which i loved instantly. Its powerful, historically accurate and packed with drama. I love it.
On Wednesday I met with Frank and Rena Farkas of Burning Horseshoe productions. Rena has taken on the roll of producer and I was very impressed with her plans for the film. It’s astonishing that a feature film on Elsie’s life has never been attempted before. I am delighted to be assisting them with the promotional work and also advising on the various historical aspects to the story.

The Lady with the Torch – Elsie Inglis’s war
https://www.facebook.com/SWHElsieInglis/… Exciting times ahead.

Alan Cumming