Film / Indie Film

Filming begins in Cornwall on Jamie Adams’ ‘Songbird’ with Jessica Hynes and Cobie Smulders


The Westcountry has becoming a regular spot in recent years for indie film, and bigger titles, and so we’re excited to announce that Jamie Adams‘ next venture Songbird has begun principal photography in Cornwall.

I enjoyed Adams last film Black Mountain Poets immensely, starring Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells, and this time he teams up with the legendary Jessica Hynes and Hollywood starlet Cobie Smulders for something that sounds right up my street again, here’s the official synopsis:

Joanne Sykes is lead singer of once popular 90’s indie rock band The Filthy Dukes. They’ve been on the road since 1996, slowly but surely managing to play 150-capped venues. We find the Dukes at their last ever gig, and as the band falls apart so does Joanne; she’s finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her with just about everyone, and there’s little left for her once the group disband. So, thinking about the next step, she drunkenly applies for university but it isn’t quite what Joanne expected…

There’s also an impressive co-starring cast as they’re joined by Laura Patch (Life Begins), Holli Dempsey (Derek) and Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners), Ian Smith and Noel Clarke, with the latter also co-producing with Jason Maza.

Screenwriter and director Jamie Adams had this to say:

I am incredibly lucky to be working with such a talented cast and crew on Songbird; Cobie Smulders is such an amazing comic actor and it’s truly a privilege to work with her here in Cornwall, of all places!

We’ll bring you more news on Songbird as we hear it!


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