Sinking Ship & Paper Owl to Adapt Finding Audrey


Sinking Ship Entertainment and Paper Owl Films have partnered to adapt Sophie Kinsella’s teenage novel Finding Audrey for the big screen.

Finding Audrey tells the story of a girl’s journey to recovery from severe social anxiety disorder with the help of her chaotic but loving family and a boy named Linus. Paper Owl Films is producing, and Sinking Ship Entertainment is distributing the film internationally.

“I’m thrilled to have worked with Paper Owl Films on this exciting and imaginative adaptation of Finding Audrey,” said Kinsella. “I can’t wait for fans of my book to see the characters come to life on screen, and also for a wider audience to meet Audrey and her family. I hope viewers will really engage with the storyline and the issues surrounding teenage mental health.”

“Using Sophie’s novel as our springboard, we’ve deliberately included a mix of live action, animation and special effects in Finding Audrey to create a highly engaging and emotive viewing experience for our family-targeted audience,” added Grainne McGuinness, creative director at Paper Owl Films. “Together with the characters’ mix of perspectives and their evolution within the story, we hope this adaptation will continue Sophie’s mission to blow the lid off existing social attitudes to mental health.”

Kate Sanagan, head of sales and distribution at Sinking Ship Entertainment, said, “We’re excited to be partnering with Paper Owl Films on this important project. We were immediately drawn to Finding Audrey’s perceptive take on mental health and teenagers, and we are confident that the series’ creative and engaging format will resonate with both broadcasters and audiences worldwide.”