SUSTAIN is inspired by films such as ‘Get Carter, ‘Harry Brown’, ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’...
Award winning UK indie film producers Troy Dennison & Keiran Bowers have joined forces with award winning director Dave Dastings (CHECKING IN), to unleash raw and uncompromising gritty British crime thriller SUSTAIN.
Taking inspiration from not only classic British films such as ‘Get Carter, ‘Harry Brown’, ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’, and even ‘Eden Lake’, as well as being influenced by the writing of such celebrated homeland talent as Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Accused), SUSTAIN tells the story of a racially motivated attack that ends in tragedy. In the aftermath a grieving family try to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives and a brother discovers just how far he will go to find justice.
SUSTAIN is now deep in post-production.
SUSTAIN is in deep post-production that has seen editor Sam Woodhall working closely with director David Hastings on fine-tuning the now locked visual cut of the film. The next stage sees Sam grading the picture whilst James Hall will be supervising a new sound mix, with a composer for the film being announced in the near future, to bring the picture to completion finally for audiences.
However, while that is going on, the second trailer has been launched to wet audiences’ appetites even more. “And we’re very proud to unleash the new footage from SUSTAIN which we all hope you will find exciting” teases producer Troy Dennison.
David Hastings' SUSTAIN was shot in the Midlands
Featuring lots of new footage that illustrates the wide-ranging scope of exciting Midlands locations the filmmakers were lucky to employ, with the help of people such as Sophia French at Walsall Council and beyond, “the new trailer raises the stakes and gives you an even more thrilling look into the dangerous world that protagonist Kieran Flank (Brett Dewsbury), finds himself slipping into after the brutal murder of his step-brother Toby (Joshua Sewell)”, director Hastings excitedly muses.
SUSTAIN was made by and features local talent.
Dewsbury comments that “people should be excited by the film because it was produced locally, made by local talent, cast filled with raw local talent and promotes the Midlands area so very much. It is exciting because it shows what hard work, passion and creativity can achieve when you virtually have a non-existent budget. It’s a beautiful, gritty and very emotional piece that people should be happy to support because it touches on many issues we face in our day to day lives”.
The new SUSTAIN trailer gives "audiences a new compelling glimpse into a story we’ve been incredibly excited to share".
The SUSTAIN trailer also features an expanded glimpse at some of the films ensemble of other immensely talented actors such as Richard Buck as the dangerous Kevin McKenzie as well as his deadly comrades, played by Matthew Kinson and Jay Podmore, who make up the film’s chilling trio of villains who set off the dramatic chain of events the film follows. As well as this, are some of the good guys such like Greg Yates as DI Bridge, and Laura Evenson as local news reporter Kara Marshdale, who form an uneasy allegiance in an attempt to expose the dark heart of humanity seen here. All of them in the trailer “shine so very much, giving audiences a new compelling glimpse into a story we’ve been incredibly excited to share with everyone”, comments Dennison.