Principal photography begins on The End We Start From by Mahalia Belo


– Starring Jodie Comer, Mark Strong and Benedict Cumberbatch, the pic follows the trials and joys of new motherhood amid devastating floods

Jodie Comer in The end from where we start (© Anika Molnar)

Last week, principal photography began on The end from where we startstarring the Emmy-winning actress Jodie Comer (the TV series Kill Eve, The last duel [+see also:
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, free guy) and directed by BAFTA award-winning director Mahalia Belo (the TV movie Ellenand the TV series Requiem and The long song).

The function is based on the Megan Hunter novel of the same name and adapted for the big screen by Alice Birch (normal people, Succession, wonderment). It promises to be “a powerful and hopeful story about the trials and joys of new motherhood amid the devastating floods engulfing the City of London” and a “dystopian portrayal of survival and hope for family”.

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Speaking about his project, Belo explained: “The end from where we start is a unique and original take on a survival movie – one that feels in tune with the climate crisis we are currently experiencing. It offers an honest look at the nature of a hero, someone forced to be brave who sometimes can’t be. It’s amazing to work with such an amazing cast, bringing this human, primal, and ultimately hopeful story to life.

Speaking about her role, Comer added, “My character is ordinary and extraordinary. Her very personal life and the world around her have been turned upside down, and she faces the unknown at every turn. Her story is about the silent heroism of determination, dedication, bravery and love.

The other main players are Joel Fry (Cruel, Yesterday [+see also:
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), strong brand (1917 [+see also:
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, Kingsman: The Golden Circle [+see also:
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), Gina McKee (the TV series Line ohf Duty), Catherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets, The world youo Come), Nina Sosanya (the TV series Screw and Its dark materials) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The power of the dog [+see also:
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).

The creative image team includes a BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Suzie Lavelle (the TV series Its dark materials), costume designer PC Williams (the TV series The baby and We are lady parts), production designer Laura Ellis-Cricks (The beast [+see also:
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), hairdresser and make-up artist Louise Coles (the TV series The crown).

The end from where we start is produced by Lea Clarke and Adam Acland for SunnyMarch (UK), Liza Marshall for Hera Pictures (UK), Amy Jackson and Sophie Hunter. Executive producers are Benedict Cumberbatch for SunnyMarch, Jodie Comer, Mark Strong, Sébastien Raybaud, Fanny Soulier, Peter Engels, Kate Maxwell for Antonio, David Caplan and Jason fabric for C2 Motion Picture Group (USA), Eva Yates and Claudia Yusef for BBC Film, and Lizzie Franke for BIF. Anton, C2 Motion Picture Group, BBC Film and the BFI (awarding National Lottery funding) are co-financing the film.

Anton and UTA Independent Film Group (USA) are in charge of the project’s worldwide sales, with UTA helping to structure its financing alongside Anton.

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