Hi, my name is Emily Corcoran and I’m the writer, producer and supporting actress for a film called THE STOLEN.
THE STOLEN was shot in New Zealand and was funded out of the UK, Germany, New Zealand (obviously) and a little bit out of the States. And it was a really, really tricky thing to put together financially. So I’ve been asked by Film Courage to talk to you about film funding.
The first thing I’d like to say as a creative person who had to go into film funding to fund my own film was it s*cks! I can’t really express how much I dislike it. I really do. I think if you’re a creative (which you may very well be)…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
About The Stolen:
Charlotte Lockton (Alice Eve, Star Trek Into Darkness, Men in Black 3) has settled in New Zealand with her wealthy husband in 1860. But her life’s dreams are shattered when he’s murdered on their farm and her baby son is kidnapped. After paying a ransom and frustrated with the authorities, she decides to track him down, and so begins her journey through the wilds of an untamed New Zealand. She’s forced to join a convoy of ex-convicts, whores, hustlers and a native Maori warrior heading for the rough mining community of Gold Town. There she meets Joshua McCullen (Jack Davenport, Pirates of the Caribbean, Kingsman: The Secret Service), the owner of the mining town: a man who is key to uncovering the truth behind the disappearance of her son, forcing her to fight for what she holds most dear.
Directed by Niall Johnson (White Noise, Mum’s List), the movie co-stars Graham McTavish (Preacher, Outlander), Emily Corcoran (Mars), Gillian MacGregor (Beyond, Street Fighter: Resurrection), Cohen Holloway (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Top of the Lake), Stan Walker (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and Richard O’Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Crystal Maze).
Writer, Actress and Producer – Emily Corcoran:
After writing and producing several short films that sold around the world, Emily wrote and produced the comedy feature film ‘SISTERHOOD’, which secured a UK theatrical deal, and was released in the USA, Australia & New Zealand. The film made the Official Selection of four international film festivals and was nominated for a number of awards including winning ‘Best First Film’ at the British Film Festival in Los Angeles.
She then Produced the feature film ‘CONFINE’ starring super model Daisy Lowe & Alfie Allen (‘Game of Thrones’.) ‘CONFINE’ has been nominated & won dozens of awards at film festivals worldwide. ‘CONFINE’ was released theatrically in July 2013 in the UK & 2014 in the USA and has recently screened on UK television station London Live.
In 2013, Emily Co-Produced ‘WINTER’ starring Tommy Flanagan (‘Sons of Anarchy’,) & triple Cesar nominee Judith Godreche and Exec Produced by Rolling Stone, Ronnie Wood. The film has since premiered on SKY.
She Associate Produced ‘CRYPTIC’ starring Ed Stoppard, ‘SUPERBOB’ in association with Channel 4, the horrors ‘X-MOOR’ ,’PATCH OF FOG’ and ‘THE SURVIVALIST’ which was nominated for a BAFTA. She Co-Produced the zombie flick ‘WORLD WAR DEAD: RISE OF THE FALLEN’ and Exec Produced the art-house drama ‘COUNTRY OF HOTELS’.
The Company also produced the short comedy ‘EARS’ starring ‘Harry Potter’ star Oliver Phelps which premiered on the Comedy Central website and has since featured at a number of international film festivals.
Emily co-wrote and produced the pilot ‘THE FIGHT ROOM’ which made Official Selection of the New York Television Festival 2014 and Co-Produced the sci-fi short film ‘COGNITION’ starring Andrew Scott and Jeremy Irvine.
In 2017 Emily produced her self-penned screenplay ‘THE STOLEN’ starring Jack Davenport, Alice Eve and Graham McTavish. The film has been distributed around the world including via Universal in the USA, with theatrical runs in the UK, New Zealand and China.
As an actress Emily is an award winning comedy performer with lead roles in the comedy feature SISTERHOOD, the gay feature film CAL, and appearing in a number of British Indie films including THE GUVNORS, TWO DOWN and MOUSSAKA and CHIPS (which she also wrote.) And more recently a supporting role in the Ron Howard backed TV series ‘MARS’ (season two). Emily plays the supporting role of ‘Honey’ in THE STOLEN.