Holiday Season Brings Horror in Await Further Instructions


Some Christmases are better than others. There are times you’ll wake up and find that you have every single thing you wanted, and then there are times when you realize that you’re completely trapped in a terrifying situation. Speaking of the latter…

From the Press Release:
Await Further Instructions, a darkly monstrous tale of tyranny and television, will start a five-week shoot on October 5 at GSP Studios’ studio facilities in York.

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), and Grant Masters (Silent Witness). Key crew members include Annika Summerson (DOP), Nina Topp (Production Designer), Dan Martin (Special Effects), and Ben Louden (VFX).

Kevorkian said, “I want to create a pressure cooker atmosphere, which ultimately explodes on screen! By the end of the film we’ll be shooting mostly handheld, really ramping up the pace with lots of camera moves to create an unstoppable climax to match the extreme situation.”

The film has been further developed with the support of public agencies Northern Film + Media and Digital City Innovations. Film London facilitated financing, and Creative England have backed the development of marketing strategies for the film.

It’s Christmas Day, and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding 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.” As the television exerts an ever more sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

Await Further Instructions



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