By Liza Foreman
Peter Webber, director of the Academy Award nominated Girl with a Pearl Earring, Hannibal Rising and Emperor, is attached to Bedlam Productions’ Happy Camp. The noir thriller is set to shoot in North America at the end of 2013.
Happy Camp is the debut screenplay by playwright Zayd Dohrn and will be produced by Stella Nwimo, making her in house feature film debut for Bedlam Productions. "Stella's arrival at Bedlam has brought in a succession of great properties. We are very proud to see Stella get her first film away under the Bedlam banner," said Gareth Unwin, CEO at Bedlam.
Happy Camp follows a drug-addled former Deputy Sheriff, CAL searching for his missing daughter amongst the complex politics of a rural Californian logging community. Taking place just off-reservation, the story exists where several worlds collide, with drug dealers, Native Americans, and corrupt officials all coming to blows. Meanwhile CAL grows increasingly desperate as he unearths a major conspiracy involving his daughter and a devastating forest fire rages, threatening to destroy the town of Happy Camp.