HO HO HO! 'Tis the season to be jolly! We definitely are jolly! The last few months have been very busy indeed
We had a fast-tracked turn around on our first Strange Tales Halloween Special- Epimetheus - which has been selected for its first festival. Congrats to all cast and crew - that's four Strange Tales now in festivals.
We filmed a further two tales, Schrödinger and Deliver Us From Gee, and did (and are doing) post production on Epimetheus and Home. We have been very busy indeed.
But much more exciting- and what a way to end the year - was filming the very special Deliver Us From Gee.
Deliver Us From Gee written by Matthew Fisher and co-produced with the team at Dramatic Moose Productions. Watchers Productions have worked with them on the stage-play Abandoned and Brand New Beginnings (one of the first Strange Tales we released).
Deliver Us From Gee is the story of James, who is on his own for the night, as his girlfriend is away. He orders pizza, which is delivered by a cheery delivery man named Gee. When a delivery mix-up means Gee gets fired, James takes pity on him and invites him in. But when James asks Gee what his real name actually is, he gets a response he really wasn't expecting...
What was special on this one is the cast, and not just our very special guest star (more on them in a bit). There's a fantastic line up of talent - Matthew Fisher plays James, Jennifer Higgins plays Tina (James' long suffering girlfriend), supported by Stephanie Back, Samuel Rush, Linda Bailey and Shaz Lancaster.
The film also co-stars a special guest actor. After months of keeping it secret and scheduling availability, we've now got it in the can and so we can now share with you all.
We are thrilled to have Gareth David-Lloyd in this short film, playing Gee. Gareth is a Welsh actor, probably best known for his role as Ianto Jones in BBC's Torchwood. He has various credits to his name, including recently Casualty, Robin Hood: The Rebellion and The Widow starring Kate Beckinsale.
The filming took place over three days in November/December and is on a break over Christmas, with production picking up for one last day in January 2020. Directed by Rhys Jones, Deliver Us From Gee is scheduled to be released Easter 2020 and we can not wait for you to see it.
With all this going on, let's see what else we can get done in what's left this year!! But for now, please check out the preview of films coming next year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Watchers Productions.