29th July, 2021
The Colour Room is a Sky Original film co-produced by Sky, the UK’s Caspian Films and Creative England. It is written by Claire Peate, who won the Bafta Rocliffe film award for her script in 2016.
A specific release date for The Colour Room has not yet been set but broadcaster Sky has promised it will be available later in 2021.
Phoebe Dynevor, star of hit Netflix series Bridgerton, will make her feature film debut in The Colour Room opposite Matthew Goode with director Claire McCarthy and DOP Denson Baker.
Dynevor will play the real-life figure of Clarice Cliff, a factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s who revolutionized the 20th century workplace, designed the unprecedented Art Deco ‘Bizarre’ range and became one of the eminent ceramic artists of her time.
Alongside Goode - as eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter - and Dynevor, the cast also includes David Morrissey, Darci Shaw, Kerry Fox and Luke Norris.
The director Claire McCarthy and the DOP Denson Baker have both worked together before on The Luminaries, Claire McCarthy mentions in Televisual Magazine 'The relationships with the production designer, DoP, costume designer, makeup and hair designer, sound designer and composer are crucial. This is the core team. Myself and my brilliant DoP Denson Baker ACS NZCS do photographic storyboards as a key tool. We distribute ideas and pre-viz within the core creative team. My biggest goal is for all the departments to feel invested about the project and to share a clear understanding of the creative and dramatic intentions.'
Thembisa Cochrane and Georgie Paget will produce for Caspian Films, in association with Denaire Motion Picture Poetry and co-producer Neil Jones. Executive producers are Laura Grange for Sky, Paul Ashton for Creative England’s West Midlands Production Fund and David Gilbery, Charlie Dorfman and Marlon Vogelgesang for Media Finance Capital in association with OnSight.
OnSight will be providing full post production for the Sky Original ‘The Colour Room’ and can’t wait to get started later this year.
“This film will provide a fresh take on Clarice’s professional and personal life,” said Sarah Wright, director of Sky Cinema and acquisitions at Sky UK and Ireland. “It is apt, and I’m hugely proud, that this film is written, directed and produced by an all-female team.”