Applaud Entertainment in Association with Matthew John Productions Presents:
Applaud Entertainment, launched at the Cannes Film Festival 18th May, 2013, is a new company shortly to be floated on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange with the purpose of investing in outstanding new British film productions. Matthew John's Hedda is its first acquisition and Matthew John Productions is a major shareholder in the new company. All inquiries about distribution and sales should in the first instance be addressed to Penelope Brooke-Hamilton as should all inquiries from the media.
In Post-Production - World Premiere at Cannes 22nd May
NEWS: See the GALLERY section for daily update of behind-the-scenes photos by on-set photographer Robert Lipnicki
Hedda is a remake of the Victorian Period Drama Classic written by Henrik Ibsen to be directed by one of the best young and upcoming producers in the world, Matthew John. Hedda Gabler is a classic of realism, nineteenth century play writing, considered one of the world’s greatest dramas. The character of Hedda is considered by many critics to be the "female Hamlet," portrayed as an idealistic heroine fighting society, a victim of circumstance, a prototypical feminist, or a manipulative villain. Even though there have been previous versions of the drama, this is the first time it has been shot with the latest production values, such as HD and high quality audio. The film is a UK production being shot in the South West of England and is made up of a very talented cast. The costume design team has individually designed many of the female characters outfits and the film is quickly becoming an extremely lavish production. The production also makes use of a specially commissioned new translation from the Danish original into contemporary English. Please take a few minutes to check out this official website where you can see photos of the costumes and set designs that have already been done. The website is being continually updated with news of developments and events.