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Monday, September 03, 2007

Philip Pullman's Butterfly Tattoo Being Filmed in Oxford

Philip Pullman's Butterfly Tattoo Being Filmed in Oxford

OXFORD, England, September 3/PRNewswire/ -- Philip Pullman, international best-selling author of 'The
Golden Compass', has given Dutch production company Dynamic Entertainment DEH
his full support to the independent feature, 'The Butterfly Tattoo': "I'm
impressed with the enthusiasm and professionalism of the team at Dynamic
Entertainment and happy to support their efforts to bring The Butterfly
Tattoo to the screen". Currently in production in Oxfordshire, this
groundbreaking feature - based on Pullman's novel of the same name - promises
to show a side of Oxford not seen in the Harry Potter and Inspector Morse

The Butterfly Tattoo is Pullman's modern version of a classic
Shakespearean love story. It is the tragic story of Chris, a teenager who
meets the love of his life, Jenny, by chance at an Oxford college summer
ball. While Jenny is street smart, Chris is naïve. And while Chris has had a
regular life; Jenny is haunted by a past of abuse. Then bad fortune hits the
young lovers; right after their first night together they are separated. The
next time Chris holds Jenny, she is dead in a pool of her own blood.

Dynamic Entertainment, run by three Dutchmen; Rik Visser,
Wesley Kloppenburg and Jolies van Emburg, aims to provide educational
opportunities for trainees in the industry and 'The Butterfly Tattoo' is no
exception to this maxim by involving numerous young film 'amateurs' in the
film's production. The production company lost no time in attaching
award-winning British director, Phil Hawkins. Phil was personally selected by
Steven Spielberg to appear on DreamWorks reality television show 'On The Lot'
having watched Hawkins' short film 'Commandeered'. Screenwriter Stephen
Potts, having studied in Oxford, knows the city where 'The Butterfly Tattoo'
is set by heart and Dynamic Entertainment is confident he has a great
understanding of the story and the characters that drive it.

With a budget of just EUR200,000, The Butterfly Tattoo will be
in a different league to New Line's adaptation of Pullman's bestselling and
award-winning 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel
Craig and Eva Green. Due for a summer 2008 release, the production team first
intend to premiere the film to audiences at the Cannes film festival next

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Television and radio interviews will be performed by director
Phil Hawkins.

Source: Dynamic Entertainment DEH Limited

Not for publication, Wesley Kloppenburg (Dutch), Producer, Tel: +44-(0)77-80800354, E-mail:

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