Sophie Kinsella's best selling young adult novel

Sinking Ship, Paper Owl partner on new movie

Sophie Kinsella's bestselling young adult novel Finding Audrey, which tackles mental health issues, is being adapted into a family film.
December 2, 2021

Sinking Ship Entertainment and Paper Owl Films are bringing Sophie Kinsella‘s 2015 novel Finding Audrey to screen in a new mixed-media film that will be available in 2024 for streaming and television.

The family movie centers around a teenage girl who suffers from social anxiety disorder after being bullied at school. Unable to leave her home, Audrey chooses to hide from the outside world. The prodcos will co-develop the project together, with Northern Ireland-based Paper Owl managing production and Canada’s Sinking Ship handling international distribution. Production is set to begin in early 2023, featuring a mix of live action, animation and special effects.

Finding Audrey‘s story is inspirational for post-lockdown audiences, says Paper Owl’s creative director Grainne McGuinness. “We want the film to convey [Kinsella's] empowering message that young people are not defined by mental illness or their recovery, [while also] creating an enjoyable viewing experience for a wider audience.”

This is the third film adaptation of Kinsella’s novels, following romcoms Shopaholic (2009) and Can You Keep a Secret? (2019).

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