Producer Jack Tarling said today: “As we enter post production, we're thrilled to be joined by executive producers Red Rock Entertainment and Premiere Picture who will provide completion funding. Both have fantastic records of backing strong genre cinema and this new support is further testament to the bold and disturbing new vision that Johnny Kevorkian has brought to the screen”.
Red Rock Entertainment CEO Gary Collins added: "This is our fourth collaboration with the producers of Await Further Instructions, who are really pushing the bar for independent film in the UK."
Sam Gittins plays Nick, who brings his girlfriend Annji (Neerja Naik) into the family house from hell, where the television exerts a sinister grip, leading to paranoia and bloody carnage.
The Milgram family, gathered for a Christmas celebration, find themselves controlled by the television – and it’s not the Queen’s Speech…
David Bradley & Neerja Naik don’t see eye to eye in a darkly monstrous tale of tyranny and television.
(Right) Abigail Cruttenden plays Beth, who tries, against all the odds, to keep her family from self-destructing.
Recently shot at GSP Studios in York, the story revolves around the Milgram family, who have gathered to celebrate Christmas, only to find a mysterious black substance has surrounded 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”….
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), Abigail Cruttenden (Theory of Everything) & Grant Masters (Silent Witness). Key crew members include: Annika Summerson (DOP), Niina Topp (Production Designer), Dan Martin (Special Effects) & Ben Louden (VFX).