We offer a unique opportunity to be part of a very special, dramatic and potentially hugely successful movie, A Pair of Silver Wings, and to have a share in its success through investing in the production company, Silver Wings Film Ltd.
In A Pair of Silver Wings we have a script written by the award-winning writer and historian, James Holland. His novels and works of history are highly regarded and internationally acclaimed for the vivid, intelligent and moving prose, his clear psychological understanding of the characters, the accuracy of the scene settings and his haunting descriptions. He is already widely known for both his iconic and best-selling history, Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege 1940-1943, for his acclaimed book, Italy’ Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-1945, as well as for his novel on which the screenplay is based. In addition he has also written and presented a BBC film, The Battle for Malta.
We also bring relevant skills and experience, from a talented creative team, supported by passion, drive and focus, to deliver A Pair of Silver Wings as an acclaimed theatrical and commercial success, worthy of investment and support. The outstanding script is already attracting an A-list crew, and the casting director was appointed in August 2018.
To deliver the project the company has teamed with Filming in Malta and the German/Maltese Twenty13Productions as our film services provider. We have met with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and have secured his goodwill and support for the production. We have been assured of support from the Maltese Government and Maltese Film Commission and will apply for grant assistance, tax rebate and credits, as well as access to many of the historic locations depicted in the narrative. The Malta Film Commission has just raised significantly the level of rebate offered to incentivise new films commencing production from January 2019. We also have the support of the Emiglia Romagna Film Commission, who provide generous tax rebates and credits. They have also pledged to support filming on locations where the events on which the film is based actually took place. Location work is already well underway in both Malta and Italy. We have also applied to the British Film Institute for a production grant and certificate.
With our specialist advisers we have established Silver Wings Film Ltd. as the film production company. We plan to have sufficient production funds in place to permit Green Light by mid-March 2019. We would activate the Art Department and commence set preparation and construction in March 2019. The production design process would run for six months, transitioning from the UK, through Italy to Malta. Our storyline and characters will mean that our film will be of considerable interest to global audiences, both young and old alike.
A Pair of Silver Wings is the first major feature film since 1953 made for an international audience which is both set in and depicts Malta; typically the island has been used as a set to portray other locations.
Our film will be a source of great pride to the Maltese population both in country and across the Maltese community worldwide. It will also be the first western-produced film to depict the tragic events that took place in northern Italy in 1944, a campaign that involved millions and which included men and women from over thirty different nationalities.
A Pair of Silver Wings will engage a wide international audience, sympathetic, moved and enchanted by the events depicted. The target audience for A Pair of Silver Wings includes the many millions who have watched Darkest Hour, Journeys’ End, Saving Private Ryan and Dunkirk, but also The English Patient and Atonement, two Oscar-winning and hugely successful British independent films.
If you would like to learn more about the opportunity to invest into Silver Wings Film Ltd and to share in the success of A Pair of Silver Wings movie then please get in touch with us through the contact form.