By Any Name (UK), 2016


This action packed movie is based on the No.1 best-selling novel by Katherine John and follows the story of one man’s search for his identity.

A bloodstained man runs half naked down a motorway at night dodging high-speed traffic—and worse. Cornered by police, admitted to a psychiatric ward suffering from trauma-induced amnesia, all he can recall is a detailed knowledge of sophisticated weaponry and military techniques that indicates a background in terrorism. When two armed soldiers guarding his room are murdered and Dr Elizabeth Santer, the psychiatrist assigned to his case, is abducted at gunpoint a desperate hunt begins for a dangerous killer terrorist—murderer—kidnapper—thief whatever he is, he remembers a town in Wales and it is to Brecon he drags Elizabeth Santer with the security forces in all-out pursuit. There, a violent and bloody confrontation exposes a horrifying story of treachery and political cover-up. Is Elizabeth in the hands of a homicidal terrorist or an innocent pawn? Her life depends on the right answer.

CAST: Samira Mohamed Ali, Cengiz Dervis

DIRECTED BY: Euros Jones-Evans               GENRE(S): Action

The novel, By Any Name, written by Katherine John, was released in early 2006 and was well received by critics and as well as fans of John herself. Much like the film, the book follows the story of Dr Elizabeth Santer who is desperately trying to help the man known as John West rediscover his memory despite warnings that West might be dangerous and is suspected of terrorist activities. To coincide with the Tanabi film release, the novel will be re-released via Amazon.com

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PRODUCTION

In 2014, it was announced that author Catrin Collier (Katherine John) was working with Welsh-based production company Tanabi to adapt the novel for the big screen in a deal negotiated with Marjacq Scripts Ltd. Filming commenced on the project in August 2014 and ran for 16 days and is to be released summer 2016. The film was shot in Swansea and Brecon where the film's main narrative takes place.