‘Await Further Instructions’, a darkly monstrous tale of tyranny and television, will start a five-week shoot on October 5 at GSP Studios’ facilities in York, England. Produced by Jack Tarling of Shudder Films and Alan Latham of GSP Studios and directed by Johnny Kevorkian (The Disappeared) from a screenplay by Gavin Williams, the cast includes David Bradley (Games of Thrones), Sam Gittins (The Smoke), Holly Weston (Howl), Kris Saddler (The Hour), Neerja Naik (Hackney’s Finest) & Grant Masters (Silent Witness). Key crew members include: Annika Summerson (DOP), Nina Topp (Production Designer), Dan Martin (Special Effects) & Ben Louden (VFX). Come on inside for details.
It’s Christmas Day and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, nuclear war?
Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen a message glows ominously: ‘Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions’. As the television exerts an ever more sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.
“I want to create a pressure cooker atmosphere, which ultimately explodes on screen!” Johnny Kevorkian commented. “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”.
The film has been further developed with the support of public agencies Northern Film and Media and Digital City Innovations. Film London facilitated financing and Creative England have backed the development of marketing strategies for the film.
A further reaching schedule for ‘Await Further Instructions’, including premiere and release dates has not been announced at the time of this writing.