As promised, Evanna Lynch has announced details of her new project, My Name Is Emily.
The plot of the movie follows below:
My Name is Emily is a story of madness, sadness and love. On her 16th birthday, Emily escapes from her foster home, and with the help of Arden, the boy who loves her, she sets out to find her father, a visionary writer, locked up in a far-off mental institution.
Evanna shared her thoughts on the project:
“After I read the script, it and Emily were all I could think about for weeks; it is so different to anything I’ve read and yet so real and dynamic, and it is an absolute privilege and a joy to have the opportunity to help bring My Name is Emily to life with Simon and his team. Simon is an incredible person and he is embracing challenges the like that no director has had to contend with before and it is awe-inspiring simply to be in the midst of that.”
Write/Director Simon Fitzmaurice talked about the project with The Irish Times:
“The film I desire to make is My name is Emily, a story of a sixteen year old girl. It’s been living inside me for the past five years. Emily fascinates me. Because I believe in redemption. I believe in the power to take what life throws at you and to slowly come back, to take all you have and not be crushed to death by sadness and loss. This is a story of redemption. People are crushed every day by sadness and loss. This is not an attempt to say otherwise. This is just a story where that doesn’t happen”
Along with Evanna, the movie also stars Irish actor Michael Smiley (Kill List) as Emily’s father Robert, and George Webster will play the role of Arden.
Check out the official website for MNIE here.