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What Waits in the Red shot by Medway company Tycho Pictures


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Karina Pavlova

A movie shot entirely in Kent is to be screened at film festivals in Las Vegas, Nice and London.

Tycho Pictures, based in Medway, has just finished What Waits in the Red, a supernatural suspense drama.

It stars William Turner Roden, Charlotte Donachie, Kim Hardy, Vanessa Stevenson and Meryl Griffiths.

The film was shot entirely in Kent
The film was shot entirely in Kent

The film is based on forthcoming novel of the same name by David Ince, who is the creative director at Tycho Pictures.

The movie was shot in 15 days with a budget of £7,450 and crew of just eight people, but has been selected to be screened at the Unrestricted View Film Festival in London today and later at the Action on Film International Film Festival in Las Vegas.

It has also been nominated for four awards at International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in Nice - Best Lead Actor (Will Turner Roden), Best Hair, MakeUp and Design, as well as Best Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay.

Mr Ince said: “We didn’t have a lot of time to film, but we were very lucky to find good actors, everybody was really well prepared.”

What Waits in the RED is due to get global recognition
What Waits in the RED is due to get global recognition

The 83-minute movie was shot mainly in Medway, with few scenes in Maidstone, Gravesend and Botany Bay.

Producers call the movie a ‘contemporary re-imagining of the Faustian theme’, which is about the mastery over the life and the main question of the film is: Would you sell your soul to save your life?

Every film character has its own music theme.

Musician Jonathan Vincent recorded live sounds of the piano, violin and cello in order to make film feel like a supernatural suspense drama.

Vanessa Stevenson
Vanessa Stevenson

Vanessa Stevenson, operations director of Tycho Pictures, said: “We want to make commercial films for worldwide audiences in order to inspire and entertain the world.

“We had greatest support from complete strangers and community.

“One man loaned us his RED dragon camera, couple of lights and made shooting location available for free.

“People were very generous to us and we wouldn’t have been able to do this without their help.”

The company is hoping for a worldwide distribution in cinemas and has already planned to film six more features.

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