So there we go. After 8 years trying to make this film we've finally got some footage in the (digital) can, albeit for the short film version, TRIAL.
It's been an incredible 5 days at the Layer De La Haye Water Treatment Works in Essex, where we got to work with a phenomenal cast and crew.
We were lucky enough to get Tom Cullen (Weekend / Last Days on Mars / Downton Abbey), Ana Ularu (Inferno / Emerald CIty) and Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones / Sense8 / Ripper Street) to play our three leads. Collaborating with these phenomenally talented actors was one of the best experiences of our career so far.
We reteamed with our Production Designer from Old Habits, Jason Synnott, who once again pulled out all the stops to give us turn the World War II-era water treatment works into a futuristic sci-fi facility.
And it was our first collaboration with the visual genius, Kate Reid as our Director of Photography. Kate has created some stunning shots for us over the past five days and has put up with our crazy ideas as well.
And we got to once again work with producer Ed Barratt after making Dual with him a good few years ago. Ed's producing the feature version, Residual, and has been developing the project closely with us over the past 8 years. Definitely know you've got the right producer when he lets you spend over half a day on one shot (for good reason, you'll see soon!).
Looking forward to get stuck into the edit!