‘Await Further Instructions’ directed by Johnny Kevorkian, and produced by Newcastle producer, Jack Tarling went on to win the Audience Award at Cinepocalypse film festival with great reviews, here are just some of them:
Nick (Sam Gittins) is taking his girlfriend Annji (Neerja Naik) to meet his family for the first time at Christmas. He’s been out of touch with them for years, and shortly after the introductions are out of the way it’s obvious why: Granddad (David Bradley) is a racist who loves berating Nick’s dad Tony (Grant Masters). Tony, in turn, tries to run the household like a business and he’s clearly eyeing son-in-law Scott (Kris Saddler) to take Nick’s vacant spot in the family hierarchy. Nick’s sister Kate (Holly Weston) is heavily pregnant and painfully self-absorbed, leaving only their mother Beth (Abigail Cruttenden) trying to hold the family together for a nice Christmas visit. Unsurprisingly, once everyone sits down to dinner, her plans go straight to hell as tensions reach a breaking point. Nick and Annji plan to leave in the middle of the night so they don’t have to deal with any more yuletide misery, but when they open the front door they find it blocked by a black metallic substance. The same thing covers every door and window of the house, and once the rest of the family wakes up a mysterious message appears on the TV in the center of the living room: “REMAIN INSIDE. AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.”
Await Further Instructions film review Cinepocalypse 2018
‘Await Further Instructions’ next festival appearance is its European premiere at Frightfest London, the UK’s largest genre festival.
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