RED MIST stars David Hayman, Sianad Gregory & Ian Virgo.
Cymru Films and Sterling Pictures have announced principal photography has began on feature ﬁlm RED MIST.
Shooting in the South West of England and South Wales and privately funded, RED MIST is written by PHILIP PALMER (Guantanamero), directed by Welsh BAFTA nominated CHRIS CROW (The Lighthouse, Panic Button, Devil’s Bridge) and produced by MICHAEL RILEY (Crowhurst, Sideshow, Heretiks, Chosen, The Seasoning House, Lava, In A Land Of Plenty, etc).
The British cast is made up of DAVID HAYMAN (Fisherman’s Friends, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, Blinded By The Light), SIANAD GREGORY (Streetdance 3D, Vampire Killers) and IAN VIRGO (Black Hawk Down, The Raven, The Lost Viking).
RED MIST is a neo-noir tale of love and hate and murder set against the backdrop of industrial South Wales. A taut psychological thriller about three compelling, intense and ﬂawed characters, this is full of emotional danger and sensual attraction in the tradition of Body Heat, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Winter’s Bone and Jagged Edge.
CHRIS (Ian Virgo) has returned to his home town after making then losing his entire fortune in Canada. Once he was a millionaire; now he’s broke, living with his parents in Port Talbot, working as a labourer in the local quarry - but he’s determined to make it to the top again. Building a friendship with his boss; the tough, remorseless quarry owner BILLY (David Hayman), success is once again in Chris’ grasp. But he has fallen in love with ELEN (Sianad Gregory), the daughter of Billy - a wonderful, wild, volatile woman. Their love is dangerous…
Director Chris Crow: ”Red Mist is a modern take on classic noir - a character-driven thriller that plays out in a beautifully bleak, contemporary Britain. I look forward to working with an incredible cast on this tense and exciting picture”.
Producer Michael Riley: “With a taut script, intelligent director and a passionate and committed lead cast, Red Mist will channel some of the spirit of The Last Seduction and give audiences a truly unpredictable, provocative and gripping experience”.
Writer Philip Palmer: “This is a story about passion and greed and love. I wrote it to provoke and linger in the hearts and minds of its audience. It's a particular joy for me to see my script come to life through the performances of two outstanding Welsh actors – Ian and Sianad – and I’m proud to be working with David Hayman in the iconic role of quarry owning hard bastard Billy McCrae”.