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The Three Kings

Synopsis

Shaun Mosley's The Three Kings is based on one of the most famous stories in the world - the journey of the three magi to Bethlehem to honour the birth of Jesus Christ.



Paul Freeman, Neran Persaud and Kwame Kwei Armah star as the three wise men, while Ron Moody, best known as Fagin in the film Oliver, is the evil Herod and Vanessa Redgrave a high priestess.



Mosley, whose debut film was Alec, spent several years researching his film and then teamed up with Rod Turner, a producer whose previous two films, Let's Stick Together and Intimate With A Stranger, earned him the reputation of someone who made films that made decent returns for their backers. Turner then scanned actors' directory Spotlight for the faces to fit the characters and struck lucky - apart from Freeman, Redgrave and Moody, he also cast rising star Sienna Guillory as the European magi's daughter who, after the death of her brother, accompanies her father on his travels.



With the budget raised from a number of private backers, filming began in late summer last year in Tunisia.



The film recently premiered at the Emden Film Festival in Germany and Turner hopes to see it at key UK festivals in the autumn.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Director
Shaun Mosley
Music
Francois Evans.
Dir
Shaun Mosley.
Prod
Rod Turner.
Scr
Shaun Mosley.
DoP
Zbigniew Szunala.
Prod des
Hew Feather.
Ed
Krzysztof Szpetmanski.
Main cast
Paul Freeman, Vanessa Redgrave, Ron Moody, Neran Persaud, Kwame Kwei Armah, Sienna Guillory.
Budget
£2.5m.
Funding
Private sources.

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Production Company

INDIO PICTURES
5 Onslow Drive
Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7UL
Tel: (44) 1344 297373
Fax: (44) 1344 872117
E-mail: rod@rodturner.ndo.co.uk