Starting signal for Uda Benyamina’s feature film (Groupe Ouest 2013)

Bâtarde, Uda Benyamina’s feature film, co-written by Romain Compingt, has been progressing these last months: advance on receipts from the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée – National Centre for Cinema and Moving images), commitment from Diaphana (distributor), Paris region (Ile-de-France), Sofica Cofinova and France 2.

In 2013, Uda and Romain worked on their script within Groupe Ouest Yearly Selection programme, coached by Marcel Beaulieu, Yann Apperry and Julien Lilti, all of them consultants at Groupe Ouest. It was pleasant to see a real complicity rising between Uda and Romain during the weeks of the residential workshops in Brignogan-Plages (Brittany). As a natural reward, by the end of the year 2013, Uda and Romain were awarded the Next Century Prize for their script at Dubai International Film Festival.

The shooting of Bâtarde started on the 1st of June and will last 10 weeks.
Good luck to Bâtarde!