News: Hugh Signs up with Local Filmmakers

Posted on 20th June 2018

Hugh Bonneville joins cast of Sussex short film

Sussex filmmakers Matthew and Michael Rowney have added Hugh Bonneville to the cast of their latest project.

He will lend his vocal talents to ‘Odilo Fabian or (The Possibility of Impossible Dreams)’, a short film due to be released later this year.

Bonneville, who has recently starred in ‘Downton Abbey’ and the ‘Paddington’ franchise, will play the Narrator in ‘Odilo Fabian‘.

The all-star cast already includes Kacey Ainsworth (Call The Midwife) and Isabelle Allen (Netflix’s Safe and Les Miserables). Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Wolfblood) and Luke Brandon-field (American Poltergeist) also have starring roles.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hugh on board ‘Odilo Fabian’,” said Matthew Rowney, who directed the film. “We have always been huge fans of his work and his distinctive voice is the perfect fit for our project. ‘Odilo Fabian’ has a really important message about hope and optimism, and there’s no doubt Hugh’s talent will lend the story the authority we were looking for.”

Hugh Bonneville added: “I was drawn to this intimate yet ambitious project because of its touching story, which is laced with warmth and humour.”

Odilo Fabian’ tells the story of an optimist on the outskirts of a town called Doubt, who uses wishes and nature to grow himself a real chance at love.

The film has already enjoyed success on the festival circuit. Last month, it won ‘Best Screenplay’ at the American Film Awards and also made the finals at Austin Film Festival.

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