New British Sci-fi drama ‘Blank’ – the latest film from Templeheart Films – has wrapped filming and is now in post-production, as the company reveals the full cast and first look images.
Blank sees a desperate writer sign up for a fully A.I. operated retreat to cure her writer’s block, but when an unforeseen software glitch occurs, she gets trapped inside her unit with an unstable android and no communication with the outside world. Filming took place in the north west of England, predominantly Macclesfield, Bolsover and Chesterfield, with additional scenes shot in LA.
Leading the cast is The L Word and Deep State actor Rachel Shelley playing the role of writer Claire Rivers, with Heida Reed (Poldark, Stella Blómkvist) as ‘the A.I’. Wayne Brady (The Wayne Brady Show, How I Met Your Mother) as the ‘host’, with Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks, Eastenders), Bhasker Patel (Anuvahood, Emmerdale), Rebecca-Clare Evans (The Zombie King and Plan Z) and Annie Cusselle (The Silent Child) rounding out the cast.
Blank marks the feature debuts of director Natalie Kennedy and writer Stephen Herman, and is executive produced by Templeheart Films’ Lyndon Baldock, whose previous films include Heretiks, The Seasoning House and Being Keegan and is produced by Rebecca-Clare Evans, who produced the BIFA winning In Another Life.
Director Natalie Kennedy said: “For me as a director, one of the most important things was casting this project properly, and I feel that we have found the perfect artists for the roles. It is incredibly fulfilling working with such talent and seeing my vision brought to life. We have also been remarkably fortunate to have such dedicated and talented crew members in roles that could make this film look as beautiful as it is.”
Producer and actor Rebecca-Clare Evans said: “It’s been an amazing journey from finding Stephen Herman’s script to the production itself. We spent quite some time looking for the right cast members with our casting director as having the right actors on this project really makes a huge impact to the production, so it’s been great to be able to attach the incredible talent that we have that has lifted the words from the page and has brought the film to life.”
Executive Producer Lyndon Baldock of Templeheart Films said: “Once we read the script we knew we had to pull out all the stops to help make this movie. Rebecca and Natalie have been great to work with, from development, through to full prep and shooting. Their communication and enthusiasm has made this production a joy for us to work on and no doubt that spread through the whole team of talent to bring this film together.”
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