Former Globe Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole launches film production company OPEN PALM FILMS. The independent film production company has recently wrapped their first production MAKING NOISE QUIETLY and a slate of further theatrical productions will be announced early 2017, all of which are privately funded.
MAKING NOISE QUIETLY is an adaptation of the Robert Holman’s acclaimed stage play & is directed by Dominic Dromgoole. The film stars Deborah Findlay (THE LADY IN THE VAN, SUITE FRANCAISE), Barbara Marten (THE MILL, ORANGES AND SUNSHINE), Trystan Gravelle (MR SELFRIDGE, NATIONAL TREASURE & ANONYMOUS), Geoffrey Streafeild (A ROYAL NIGHT OUT, RUSH), Luke Thompson (IN THE CLUB & Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK) & Matthew Tennyson who reprises his role from the stage production, last performed at the Donmar in 2012 for which he won the Evening Standard’s most promising newcomer. The film is produced by NFTS graduates Alexandra Breede and Jacob Thomas.
MAKING NOISE QUIETLY is a delicately poetic triptych of stories that paints a human picture of the subtly devastating effects of war and examines the bonds of suffering shared by us all. A conscientious objector and a roaming artist find tenderness as the carnage of the Second World War unfolds across the English Channel. A bereaved mother struggles with bitterness and love in recollecting her estranged son, lost in the Falklands. Deep in the Black Forest of Germany, an ageing holocaust survivor seeks to bring peace to disturbed young boy and his equally wild step-father.