Art Director Melanie Light dropped us a line today with the first details of a new project she’s working on entitled Scintilla from AV Pictures. Read on to learn more and to see some stills and behind-the-scenes videos of the filming taking place now in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England.
From the Press Release:
AV Pictures and producers Lionel Hicks and Craig Conway have concluded a multi-territory deal with eOne for sci-fi thriller Scintilla. The distributor has acquired the film for France, German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia, and South Africa.
Scintilla follows a disparate group of mercenaries hired to a lead a special unit deep into a former Soviet state to infiltrate and retrieve data from an underground militia base. All is far from what it seems when a top-secret biotech lab and its unearthly creations are discovered.
The film’s ensemble cast stars John Lynch, Morjana Alaoui, Ned Denehey, Beth Winslet, and Antonia Thomas. The talented creative team includes production designer Paul Inglis (Skyfall, Prometheus).
Currently shooting in the north of England, Scintilla is directed by Billy O’Brien (Isolation). Producers Lionel Hicks and Craig Conway for Forefront Features and Liquid Noise Films said: “We are delighted to be in production after an intensive period of development and support with our co-producers Doug Abbott and John Wolstenholme. Billy O’ Brien and cinematographer Magni Agustsson (Brimm) are collaborating with a brilliant cast and crew on this very ambitious and exciting production. Mark Brooke and Ben Sweet of North Light Studios have also been a vital element behind the filming of Scintilla.”
Commented Lee Brazier, AV Pics’ Director of Production & Acquisitions: “We are delighted to be working on this exciting project with its producers and Billy O’Brien, whose work I have admired and followed for many years.”
Check out some early images below along with videos from itv.com, and look for more on Scintilla soon!
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