Official trailer and launch date revealed for Sky Original film, The Colour Room

Monday 11 October 2021

Available on Sky Cinema and in cinemas on 12 November 2021



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Sky today announced that new Sky Original film, The Colour Room, will be released on Sky Cinema and in cinemas on 12 November. The exclusive trailer, as well as a second look image of Phoebe Dynevor and Matthew Goode as their characters Clarice Cliff and Colley Shorter was also released.

The Colour Room follows the journey of a determined, working-class woman, Clarice Cliff, as she breaks the glass ceiling and revolutionises the workplace in the 20th century.

Clarice Cliff (Dynevor) is a vivacious young factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s. Her creativity and ambition drives her to move factory to factory, despite the financial impact on the household she shares with her widowed mother Ann (Kerry Fox) and youngest sister Dot (Darci Shaw). Bursting at the seams with ideas for colours and shapes, Clarice takes more and more dangerous risks – but she manages to stay one step ahead of the workhouse and impress the eccentric factory owner Colley Shorter (Goode) on the way with her talent and innovation.

Apprenticed to renowned Art Designer Fred Ridgeway (David Morrissey) and with support from Colley and other women in the factory, Clarice fights her way through to design the unprecedented Art Deco ‘Bizarre’ range. In the middle of the Great Depression, she ensures the factory’s survival and her future as one of the greatest Art Deco designers and a household name.

Co-produced by Sky, Caspian Films and Creative England, the film is directed by Claire McCarthy (Ophelia) and is written by Claire Peate, winner of BAFTA Rocliffe in 2016. It is produced by Thembisa Cochrane (The Harvesters) and Georgie Paget (Queens Of Syria) for Caspian Films, in association with Denaire Motion Picture Poetry and co-producer Neil Jones (Farming). The film is executive produced by Laura Grange for Sky, Paul Ashton for West Midlands Production Fund (Creative England) and David Gilbery, Charlie Dorfman, Marlon Vogelgesang for Media Finance Capital in association with On Sight. The film was developed with the support of Film Cymru Wales.

Sky Cinema is the home of Sky Original films, with brand new films launching every month alongside an unrivalled range of the latest cinema releases and on demand library. The Colour Room will also be available on streaming service NOW with a cinema membership.

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About Caspian Films

Caspian Films is a UK production company founded by Georgie Paget (QUEENS OF SYRIA) and Thembisa Cochrane (THE HARVESTERS). The company produced D.R. Hood's second feature US AMONG THE STONES in 2019 and projects in development include MY DRIVER & I from Saudi Arabian writer/ director Ahd Kamel (SANCTITY) and WE SPEAK GAYLE, based on the short documentary commissioned as part of #MoreFilms4Freedom by the British Council, BFI Flare and BFI Network.

About Creative England Film

Creative England films have made a big impact in a short time. Through iFeatures we have realised outstanding debut features, including BIFA/EFA winner Lady Macbeth, BAFTA Scotland winner The Levelling, BIFA/BAFTA nominee Apostasy, BIFA winners Perfect Ten and The Goob, and more.

Our National Lottery supported Production Fund has financed successful fiction and documentary releases, including BAFTA-Scotland winner Calibre, Academy Award nominee 45 Years, and BIFA winners God’s Own Country, Notes on Blindness, Adult Life Skills and Orion.

The West Midlands Production Fund, using European Regional Development Fund finance, has backed multi-award-winning film and TV productions, ranging from The Girl With All the Gifts and Nativity!, to Small Axe, Line of Duty and Dancing On the Edge.

We have supported a wide range of features through National Lottery funding, including Censor, After Love, Surge, Animals, Days of the Bagnold Summer, The Last Tree, Lynn + Lucy, Westwood, Only You, The Ritual, Kingdom of Us, Sunset Song and many more. We have funded over one hundred short films, including BIFA winner The Big Day.

In partnership with Sky Arts we have financed Comedy Shorts, the Tate Walks series, and our shortfFLIX initiative, which discovered unrepresented filmmakers and premiered their debut shorts.