London, 13th January 2016

Principle photography has begun on contemporary independent drama LET ME GO, starring

BAFTA nominated Juliet Stevenson CBE (Film: Departure released April 2016, Bend It Like

Beckham, Truly Madly Deeply. TV: The Enfield Haunting, The Village), Jodhi May (Last of the

Mohicans, The Other Boleyn Girl), Lucy Boynton (Film: Sing Street. TV: Life in Squares),

Karin Bertling (The Bridge, Wallander) and Stanley Weber (The First Day of the Rest of Your

Life, Not Another Happy Ending). The film is written and directed by Polly Steele (TV: Kofi

Annan – The Eye of the Storm. Film: Women Talking Dirty), from a true-life story by Helga

Schneider, based on her international best-selling memoir of the same name.

A story about mothers and daughters and abandonment, LET ME GO follows the emotional

journeys of four generations of women from the same family and how they suffer from a trauma

created over 70 years ago during the darkest period of the Second World War.

Also starring are Éva Magyar (X-Men: First Class, Monte Carlo), Simona Hughes (The BFG,

Women in Gold), Elizabeth Webster (TV: Game of Thrones. Film: Cockneys vs Zombies),

Justin Butcher, Abhin Galeya (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Cleanskin) and Lioba de Graaff.

Casting has been handled by WildmanHall.

Filming is underway in Surrey and is expected to last three weeks, before moving onto London

and ending in Vienna. Production is scheduled to last five weeks in total.

Director of photography Michael Wood (second unit on In the Heart of the Sea, Rush), editor

Dan Goddard (The Arbor, Love Is the Devil), production designer Alexandra Walker (art

director on three Harry Potter films, The Young Victoria) and costume designer Holly Rebecca

(The Incident) are also on board. World-renowned drummer, Philip Selway from Radiohead is

composing the score for the film.

David Broder (best known for his extensive work as a Location Manager on high-profile

projects such as The BFG, The Imitation Game and The King’s Speech) is producing alongside

Lizzie Pickering, who founded In Trust Films with Steele and Executive Producer Georges


Director Polly Steele said: “We are thrilled to be making a truly independent film with

extraordinary female leads as well as an amazing crew made up of fifty percent women!

The time has come for this story to be told and we are very excited to be bringing it to the


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