Producers show Optimism for new UK/Australian venture

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The new production company, Optimism, is being officially launched in Cannes.

Producers Mish Armstrong, Alicia Brown and Melanie Coombs [pictured] have joined forces to create a new UK and Australian film production company, Optimism.

The new company is being officially launched in Cannes, with a slate including girls caper movie XLR8, family action adventure The Road Home, period revenge drama By Any Other Name and The Sleeper about the psychology of a suicide bomber.

Coombs is a Melbourne and London based producer for Melodrama Pictures, which was behind the award winning animation Mary And Max.

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