CTRL is a claustrophobic horror film about a formidable computer virus, which locks three individuals in an apartment, disrupting an already strained family reunion. It is the first feature film from Wanderland Productions and award winning director Harry Lindley. Locations are provisionally booked for August, and a final cut is expected to be delivered by Spring 2016.
We have produced a short film called CTRL: Nine Laws to give you an idea of the themes and feel of the film. This was shot on a shoestring, so imagine what we could do with your backing!
Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired, very graciously allowed us to use his 'Nine Laws of God' in CTRL: Nine Laws. His most recent publication The Silver Cord was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2012.
Lex and her boyfriend Dru visit her reclusive brother Leo’s top-floor apartment in the heart of London. The young couple discover Leo has created a digital virus intent on gaining absolute knowledge, which is evolving at an alarming rate. The already uncomfortable family reunion turns nasty when the virus traps the trio, and begins to spy on them using disturbing ‘biological’ drones. Despite outsider Dru’s growing resentment towards the siblings’ close bond, the three must stay united to have any chance of overcoming Leo’s godlike creation.
Who Are We?
Harry Lindley – Writer/Director
Since being shortlisted for the Leeds Young Peoples Film Festival at the age of 13, Harry has directed music videos for artists including Late of the Pier and Jack Marchment. In 2009, he won the UNICEF Young Filmmaker Award in Sheffield for his short film this is it. He has also produced multimedia work for theatrical productions, including This Much is True at Theatre 503. His recent film Wanderland screened at the London Short Film Festival this year. A geek at heart, Harry studied Physics at the University of Manchester, and is currently living in Brixton, splitting his time between studying, scriptwriting, and looking for work.
Julian Mack – Producer
Like Harry, Julian also studied Physics, and it is the strong scientific concept behind CTRL that first interested him in Harry's script. While at Cambridge, he was involved in almost thirty film and theatre projects, as an actor, producer, and director. He is represented by Sue Latimer at ARG.
Harriet Wade - Assistant Producer
Harriet works for London-based production company betty as a casting assistant, and has worked as a development researcher and assistant producer for the documentary film company Foxtrot. With almost a decade’s worth of experience in radio, her interests lie mainly in sound production and editing. Harriet lives in Kings Cross and spends her time writing, researching, and editing.
Where Will Your Money Go?
CTRL has been written to be shot on a very low budget, while still delivering several ambitious horror set-pieces. There are just three principal actors, who spend the majority of the film in a single apartment, the location of which we have already secured in August for free. CTRL will only get made with your support, so we would be exceptionally grateful if you back our project, and share it with anyone who might also like to help.
For more information visit our website, contact us on social media, or get in touch through Kickstarter.
We are also looking for actors, artists, and musicians to collaborate with us on this project, so don't hesitate to drop us a line if this is something that you are interested in.
Risks and challenges
Thanks for reading this far! If funding is successful, we are confident we will have a final cut by Spring 2016, and be able to fulfill all rewards (other than the preview screening) by this time. Of course, there is always the possibility that unforeseen obstacles will arise, so all delivery dates are subject to change, despite our best intentions. If a delay appears likely, we will let all backers know via Kickstarter immediately. If the campaign is a success, Harry plans to work on the project full-time between now and its completion. Will be doing everything we can to avoid any setbacks.
• Travel, lodging and transportation to preview screenings/set in London is not included and are the responsibility of the backer.
• If you are appearing as an extra the film you must be over 18 and will have to sign a release.
• Possible delays may occur to DVD delivery dates due to international shipping times.
• Method of digital delivery of the film (£10 reward) is subject to change depending on potential distributor requirements.
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