Here is the first image of Aisha, the drama starring Letitia Wright and Josh O’Connor which recently wrapped up filming in Ireland. Cornerstone joined the global sales rights ahead of the Cannes virtual market this month.
Frank Berry (Michael inside) directed and wrote the photo, which traces the experiences of a young Nigerian woman as she seeks international protection in Ireland. Caught in limbo for years in the Irish immigration system, Aisha Osagie (Wright) develops a friendship with former prisoner Conor Healy (O’Connor) whom she meets at one of the shelters.
The producers are Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O’Sullivan, Donna Eperon (Michael inside) and Sam Bisbee from Park Pictures (Truffle hunters). Pic was developed and funded by Screen Ireland, BBC Film, RTE and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in association with Park Pictures, Wavelength and World of Ha Productions. Executive producers are Rose Garnett for BBC Film, Hallee Adelman, Ivy Herman, Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer, Lance Acord, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Wendy Neu, William Byerley and George Rush.