Await Further Instructions, a darkly monstrous tale of tyranny and television, will start a five-week shoot on 05 October at GSP Studios’ studio facilities in York.
The feature has received funding and support from Northern Film & Media, initially in the form of development funding which helped turn the treatment into a script. The team then secured a place on NFM's Create Innovate scheme, a web resource and digital development programme designed to support four filmmakers as they explored the commercial and creative potential of their feature film story worlds online.
The story, set on Christmas Day, follows a family who wake up to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. After they turn on the television to seek more information, they are greeted by an ominous message: ‘Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions’.
The feature has a two North East based professionals attached: Jack Tarling of Shudder Films and writer Gavin Williams. Jack will be producing alongside Alan Latham of GSP Studios. The film will be directed by Johnny Kevorkian (The Disappeared). The cast includes David Bradley (Games of Thrones), Sam Gittins (The Smoke), Holly Weston (Howl), Kris Saddler (The Hour), Neerja Naik (Hackney’s Finest) and Grant Masters (Silent Witness).
I want to create a pressure cooker atmosphere, which ultimately explodes on screen! By the end of the film we’ll be shooting mostly handheld, really ramping up the pace with lots of camera moves to create an unstoppable climax to match the extreme situation