Nicci Thompson attached to direct psychological thriller BLINDFOLD VISION

Posted on August 14, 2018


Scottish director Nicci Thompson, known for “We Sit. We Drink. No Guns” and “The Anatomist”, has been officially attached to direct the feature film, Blindfold Vision, a psychological thriller in development at Netherlands-based Falcon Grove Productions that was written by Frank Tomczak and Phil O'Sullivan.

David Grover, CEO of Falcon Grove, describes the story as Usual Suspects meeting Fight Club meeting In Bruges, and aims to start production in Fall 2019.

The neo-noir begins with a beaten-up mob enforcer being interrogated at a police station. When he tries to recall being held hostage, both he and the police question his clouded recollections, amplified by having mysteriously gone blind and his captor being his own double.

Grover added, "We are delighted to attach Nicci to direct Blindfold Vision. In his prior work, he's clearly demonstrated the rare skill to combine creativity and resourcefulness to ensure low-to-mid budget projects look spectacular on screen. With learning and working on his craft in Los Angeles and making award-winning short films, I believe Nicci represents a new breed of director that can lead a renaissance in Indie-filmmaking: bringing great stories to life at a fraction of the cost of major studios."

Thompson Added, “I’m thrilled to be attached to direct this project. It’s a great story that boasts a unique world with interesting characters. Given my style, I know that I’m going to have a lot of fun with bringing the story to life. When I first read the script and spoke with David, I knew very early on that he was someone that I wanted to work with and this is a film I want to take on.”

Falcon Grove is Grover's Netherlands based production company, which he founded in 2015 to produce English language content with a Dutch link. Grover said, "The Dutch have an affinity with the English language. Producing English language content in the Netherlands to distribute internationally fits right in with the Dutch mentality to export its creativity all over the world, just have they have done with television game shows, reality formats, advertising, DJing and design. We intend to take full advantage of the high caliber of film talent here, and through putting together mixed Dutch/international crews, help promote Dutch film-making on a global stage."

Prior his production career, Grover was a Media banker based in London, New York and Amsterdam, most recently as Head of Media Finance at ING Bank. While at ING, he was responsible for over €135 million of film slate financing.