Historical - Development 2013

Based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier. On a windswept English beach in 1810 what two women discover will challenge the church and change the world. A celebration of the resilient nature of friendship.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Historical
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    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Writer(s)
    • Jan SARDI
    • Producer(s)
    • Bruce DAVEY (Icon Productions), Heather OGILVIE (Galvanized Film Group), Mark GOODER (Icon Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Remarkable Creatures is set on the Dorset coast in England between 1800 and 1820. Mary Anning, who lived in Lyme Regis, was probably the greatest fossil hunter and paleontologist ever known and her finds influenced theories about geology and evolution including Charles Darwin. Anning's gender and social class prevented her from fully participating in the scientific community of early 19th century Britain, and she rarely received full credit for her work. Following her death her enormous contribution to paleontology was largely forgotten.
      Mary and Elizabeth are rich, complex women whose struggle against nineteenth century pre‐determined notions of what is acceptable is mirrored by the shifting nature of their personal relationship. This is not a story of determined rebellion against society’s mores; rather it’s about making choices that are true to who we are. At heart, Elizabeth and Mary are striving for love, companionship and acceptance.
    • Partners & financing
    • Icon Productions are attached as co-producer and Australia & New Zealand co-producers
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