Production is now underway on director Mark Murphy’s British horror End of Term, and it stars none other that the Fifth Doctor himself, Peter Davison.
From the Press Release:
Art meets horror in award-winning director Mark Murphy’s latest film, “End of Term,” Starring Ronald Pickup (Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time, The Mission), Peter Davison (Doctor Who, All Creatures Great and Small), and rising talent Ben Lamb (Divergent, Now You See Me 2), which started production early October, finishing mid November, on location in Yorkshire.
History repeats itself at the renowned Ford Barrington Art School, as a group of graduates are tormented by the lingering menace of Garth Stroman, an artist who had a disturbing vision fifty years prior. The students – played by Chelsea Edge (Portal, The Lost Generation), Nicola Posener (Mythica: The Darkspore, Mythica: The Necromancer), Charlie McDougall (The Crypt, Awaiting), and Josh Taylor (The Bad Education Movie, Testament of Youth)– discover that true art can only be achieved through suffering and pain. The climax of the film sees graduation celebrations turn into a twisted confrontation with medieval torture… all in the name of art.
“End of Term” is Murphy’s third horror feature, following the critically acclaimed and
award-winning films, “The Crypt” (2014) and “Awaiting” (2015).
Mark Murphy said: “I’m excited about bringing something new to horror fans, as well as a much wider audience. First and foremost, it is going to look stunning, and this is in part helped by the choice of locations and the great care and attention that has been put into sourcing genuine artistic props, scenery and costume elements.
“Its going to bring an exciting new cast to people’s attention and I have no doubt they will go on to do many great things. It’s a script with some really engaging, funny and lovable characters, that will have you invested in the film from the very start, right through to the end.”
“End of Term” is the first in a series of horror pictures being made through a joint venture between GSP Studios, GCB Films, and Solar Productions. GSP Studios is developing as a major production base in the north of England and, since opening five years ago, has produced over 15 feature films. GCB is a venture created by a team of highly experienced film makers who created, amongst many other titles, the cult TV classic horror series, Urban Gothic.
End of Term is produced by Alan Latham for GSP Studios and John Paul Chapple for GCB Films.
For authenticity, the producers of “End of Term” enlisted the support of students on art and design courses currently attending the Yorkshire Coast College, who created artistic props, sculptures and other substantial pieces. Producer / writer John Paul Chapple (Hear My Song, Guy X, Bathory – Countess of Blood) commented:
“After some years in gestation, it’s great to see this story finally being brought to life so vividly by the director, cast and crew. Expectations regarding the audience are high. It will appeal to die hard horror fans but, because of the work that Mark and the actors are putting into creating real characters with real emotions, it should also break out to a wider audience.