We will be talking about their careers to date, their collaboration on the highly acclaimed Saint Maud and what they plan to do next. There will be plenty of time for audience questions which can be submitted ahead of time or during the live event.
BIFA winner of Best British Independent Film and BAFTA nominated Saint Maud is the story of live-in nurse Maud who arrives at the home of Amanda, a famous dancer now frail from illness and trapped in her grand, isolated house. At first Amanda is intrigued by this religious young woman, who provides distraction from her failing health. Maud, in turn, is bewitched by her new patient. But Maud is not all that she seems.
Join us for this event on Tuesday 15th June from 12:30-14:00.
Escape Plan is a genre focused production company, founded by producer Oliver Kassman. The company’s first movie was Rose Glass’s 2019 debut feature Saint Maud, produced with Andrea Cornwell, starring Morfydd Clark and Jennifer Ehle, backed by Film4 and the BFI. Saint Maud premiered in Midnight Madness, TIFF 2019 to rave reviews, selling out worldwide to A24, Studio Canal, Diaphana and Sony, going on to garner many awards nominations and wins.
Previously, Oliver was Head of Production and Development for eminent producer Michael Kuhn’s Qwerty Films. There he scouted and developed many of the company’s projects, including Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, on which he worked as Associate Producer.
Oliver was named as one of BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits in 2019, and Escape Plan was granted the BFI’s Vision Award in 2020.
He is currently in post-production on The Origin, a palaeolithic horror from breakout director Andrew Cumming and writer Ruth Greenberg.
Andre Cornwell is an award-winning film and television producer. She is currently shooting an adaptation of the acclaimed novel The Essex Serpent for AppleTV+, starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston, and is in post production on Into Dust the fiction debut of Oscar-winning director Orlando Von Einsiedel. Her released films include the multiple BAFTA and BIFA nominated Saunt Maud, directed by Rose Glass (Film4, BFI) and was released in 2020 by A24 (USA), Studiocanal (UK), and Sony worldwide. It received its world premiere at Toronto Intl Film Festival in 2019.
Other previous work includes Apostasy directed by Daniel Kokotajlo (BFI, BBC Films) which also received its world premiere in Toronto, and was nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut, six BIFAs, and won Best British Film at the Screen Awards.
In documentary she produced the feature Seahorse directed by Jeanie Finlay (Tribeca Film Festival 2019, UK release in September 2019) and Bruce Lee and The Outlaw, directed by Joost Vandebrug (winner of eleven international awards).
Andrea’s previous producing credits include Suite Française starring Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Margot Robbie; Last Days on Mars starring Liev Schreiber and Olivia Williams (world premiere at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes), The Scouting Book for Boys, and comedy drama Micro Men for the BBC.