Borderland (2022)

Very proud to announce I’m working on this film throughout 2021 in both producer role as well as writing the script for director Ben Thompson, who has been our fantastic DOP on past films such as Checking In and House of Screaming Death.

The synopsis will be released at a later date, but Borderland promises to be a violent modern-day drama/thriller that places its characters at the forefront of current human right violations pushing them to their very edge.

I cannot wait to work with Ben on this film, and supporting him to bring the script to life. He has fantastic visual ideas already, and I cannot wait to see them realised on screen! For now, here is the official teaser poster art!

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ADVENT (Christmas 2020)

Next script/project announced for Christmas 2020 (yes we think that far ahead!) 🎄🎅
Three stories. All on Christmas Eve. All Through The Night. 🎄

Going back to the anthology format that we’ve worked with before, Advent will present three stories, all set on Christmas eve and all dealing with different characters, all trying to survive within their own lives. Some will make you laugh while some will make you think and appreciate what you have in your lives at such a celebrated time around the world.

ADVENT is scheduled for release Christmas 2020, and will be produced by Kaush Patel, while I will serve as co-producer.

More details to come later in the year and 1st draft of the script is expected at the end of February! Cannot wait!

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You Are My Sunshine Teaser Trailer

We filmed this last August, when the lads first met and we had a first official meeting together to go through the script and the ideas (a YEAR!!!), and it was a fantastic moment to see the lads having a great chemistry, especially as it then came through on film beautifully!

So without further ado, we present the You Are My Sunshine teaser trailer starring Steve Salt and Jack Knight. These two are going to break your hearts. I promise.

And watch out for the amazing DRONE footage that was filmed and captured by Morgan Perry, who will also be joining us again on our summer shoot for some eqaully stunning aerial work!

Finders Keepers: On Set With The Dark Ditties Team

Myself and Will Bradshaw were recently asked to help out on the new episode of the Dark Ditties series, made from the fine folks behind the Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II,You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night as well as many other exciting projects!

Popping up north to meet the team who were already on their 3rd day of shooting, we were made to feel really welcome by everyone who came to have a chat with us and it was a pleasure to work alongside them. We were also asked to head up a small second unit to help get some shots needed for the edit while the main team worked on other scenes. This allowed us to work with the wonderful Simon Bamford (I never in my life thought I’d ever get to work with anyone from Hellraiser, never mind direct them!), and we had some wonderful moments wherein his character is running through the woods coupled with both a handcuffed briefcase and immaculate wig!

As well as this, we also helped grab some special fx insert shots, which were fantastic to do, again working with some wonderful fine folks, as well as Simon’s wig again (it’ll all make sense when you see it!).

Thanks again to everyone for making me and Will really welcome. Was a pleasure and look forward to episode 4!

Project Updates!

Amazing few weeks chatting with the ever wonderful and supportive Sophia French at Walsall Council, who is not only a brilliant help with the locations and planning for You Are My Sunshine, but is also an unseen hero for helping us on both Sustain and House of Screaming Death too – honestly, without this lady, we couldn’t do half the stuff and use most of the places we get for these projects.

She is quite simply stunning and I’m always just so overwhelmed to get the council’s backing and help for these projects and beyond!

Thank you Sophia for your continued kindness and faith in us!

PS – She makes for a cracking writer too! Her work is great!

Checking In (2014)

While the blog gets up and kicking, have a snoop at the trailer for our first upcoming feature, in association with Pat The Bull, Flirty Bird and 5/Sec productions.

Official Synopsis:

In any Hotel, there are stories. Each guest has one, a past, a conflict, even hope. Set in a hotel over the course of 24 hours, ‘Checking In’, tells five stories, each allowing us an insight into some of these guests. What happens when an Asian wedding goes awry? Can a one-night stand be more than just that? Will a singer regain her inspiration? And can you really get away with stealing the complimentary soap!?

These are just some of the stories you will find when you’check in’, coming in 2014. It will make you laugh, smile, and cry.

“Is this a hotel towel in your bag Madam?”

Starring Nicky Preston, Roger David Francis, Troy Dennison, Ernest Vernon, Suzanne Kendal-Morgan, Michelle Cox, David Claridge, Laura Evenson, Christopher Smart, Reynah Oppal, Phil Stanley, Conner McKenzy & Tony Gibbons.

Also starring Aishwarya Tewary, Joti Patel, Katey Wilkins, Surj Kumar, Sunny Dhap, Nick Khan, Alex Bourne, Lynsey Garvey, Rushaun Cookhorn.

With special appearances by Sheila Evans & Patricia Halstead.

Written by David Hastings, Troy Dennison, Leah Green, Mark Adams, Hakam Poselay & Kaushy Patel.

Directed by Troy Dennison, Leah Green, Rebecca Harris, Mark Adams, Kaushy Patel & David Hastings