Origin Pictures and BBC Films is delighted to announce that principal photography will commence on new British family comedy, What We Did on Our Holiday, on 17th June.
The film, which has received support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, will be shooting on location in Scotland across Glasgow and the Highlands. Independent Film Sales will begin International sales at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
What We Did on Our Holiday stars some of Britain’s best-loved acting talent including Billy Connolly (The Hobbit, Quartet), Rosamund Pike (An Education, Jack Reacher), David Tennant (Broadchurch, Nativity 2), Ben Miller (Johnny English, Death in Paradise) and Amelia Bullmore (Twenty Twelve, Scott & Bailey). The film also introduces young rising talent in Harriet Turnbull, Bobby Smalldridge and Emilia Jones in their first feature film roles.
The latest offering from the creators of BBC hit comedy Outnumbered, What We Did on Our Holiday is a heart-warming and uplifting comedy, telling the story of an ordinary family trying to survive in extraordinary circumstances.
Written and directed by the co-creators of Outnumbered, Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, the film is produced by award-winning Producer David M Thompson (Revolutionary Road, Billy Elliot, An Education) alongside Dan Winch in his first Producer role.
Doug and Abi are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds kick in, a completely unexpected turn of events involving the children causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue - hilarious and emotional in equal measure - the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear.
BBC Films Presents an Origin Pictures production in association with Ingenious Media, LipSync and Jim Eyre.