Colchester filmmaker DB Morgan to commence production on debut feature FAITH.
Writer/director, DB Morgan has announced his debut feature film FAITH, is now fully funded and green lit to commence production in and around Colchester in February 2020. DB describes Faith as a micro budget disaster movie akin to Titanic. Except this ocean liner is a car and the iceberg is a tree!
FAITH stars Frank Jakeman & Leona Clarke.
Last weekend the film crew covertly turned up at Joli studios in East Gates, Colchester, for the first production meeting and to film a conceptual a short artistic trailer.
In attendance with DB (Dominic) were a wealth of screen talent including Frank Jakeman - fresh from his exploits in the final episode of Game of Thrones - Leona Clarke, lead actress in the big screen remake of JB Priestley’s ‘An Inspector calls’ and legendary Canadian music video Director, Gregg Masuak. Gregg’s IMDB profile reads like a music industry hall of fame, heralding several decades of music video productions with global stars such as Take That, Kylie Minogue, Level 42, Mike and the Mechanics, Celine Dion, Lionel Richie and many more. Mr Masuak is on-board as artistic executive, and project mentor to the first time direction of DB Morgan.
FAITH director DB Morgan comments:
“Faith explores themes of identity. Who are we and where do we come from. What does family mean in the modern world? And how car can faith carry us when faced with life or death ordeals. Focussing on the fractured relationship between a father and daughter, during a horrific late night car crash, the audience will be gripped with their horrific plight and desperate will to survive. The car is the third character in Faith. A relentless beast, ever tightening its grip as the disaster unfolds; akin to Jaws. The smoke becomes a bellowing roar, sparks and flame indicate the ‘bad guys closing in.’ A ticking time-bomb, a potential tomb; always reinforcing the viewer that the stakes continue to raise. Up close, and voyeuristically, viewers are ‘trapped’ with Jenny and Martin Rose as they face the ultimate ordeal – the fight for life. The viewer will experience the intense discomfort of bearing witness to an unravelling family relationship, trapped inside a car with two characters as their lives unravel on a path to disaster.”
DB Morgan continues:
“Creating a movie with next to no budget is always a monumental challenge. I’m eternally grateful to have a group of such amazing professionals working alongside me on this, my debut feature. The challenges we face with not having tens of thousands of pounds to throw at the film have presented some fantastic creative solutions. I’m immensely proud to be able to film in my home town of Colchester.”