Windmill Lane are currently posting two feature projects for Parallel Films. The TV movies, ‘The Other Side’ and ‘Roadkill’, being made for British Sci-fi channel Syfy, both filmed in Ireland during summer 2010 and are currently in the hands of Windmill’s expert VFX team.
With Gráinne Gavigan (The Clinic) editing the feature at Windmill, ‘The Other Side’ is directed by BAFTA nominee, Billy O’Brien (The Tale of the Rat that Wrote) and stars Joe Flanigan (The Other Sister) and John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark).
Written by Douglas G. Davis (Carny), the feature tells the story of a groundbreaking device designed to glimpse alternate universes. But when the machine malfunctions on its first demonstration and transports a group of observers into a nightmarish new dimension of bizarre alien terrors, the travellers must use ingenuity and courage to survive. But even if they stay alive, without a working transport, the group may never make it home.
’The Other Side’ is produced by Adrian Sturges (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) and the director of photography is Peter Robertson (Disco Pig) who shot on locations in Dublin and Wicklow. The support cast includes Catherine Walker (Leap Year), Dagmar Doring (Georgian Underworld), Chris Newman (Song for a Raggy Boy), Robert Soohan (David Copperfield), Sam O’Mahony (Casualty) and Yare Jegbefune (Fair City).
Parallel’s other feature for Syfy, ’Roadkill’ is directed by Johannes Roberts (Hellbreeder) and produced by Adrian Sturges. Starring Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and Irish actor Stephen Rea (Ondine), the film centres around a group of friends from the States who decide to go on a road trip around Ireland in a camper van. Stopping at a small village, they run foul of some local gypsies, who place a curse on them. The group then realize they are being hunted by a large creature, one which is thirsty for their blood!
The other cast members include Diarmuid Noyes (Situations Vacant), Oliver James (Raise Your Voice), Eliza Bennett (Inkheart), Kobna Holdbrook Smith (Taking the Flak) and Ned Dennehy (Perrier’s Bounty). Again, the director of photography was Peter Robertson who also shot this film in Dublin and Wicklow during the summer. It is currently being edited by Tony Kearns (Las Night).