Shooting started this week on Cold&Dark, a supernatural horror film about police vigilantism starring Luke Goss and directed by Andrew Goth (Everybody Loves Sunshine).
The film, which is the first to use the newly opened South West Film Studios in Cornwall, tells the story of Detective Sergeant John Dark, a good cop whose loyalty and ethics are challenged after a series of bizarre underworld killings.
Beyond Films is handling international sales on the project, written and produced by Joanne Reay and executive produced by Michael Gebauer. Cold Films produce, in association with Paradigm Hyde Films, Future Film Group and the South West Film Studios.
Co-starring with Goss is Kevin Howarth, whose credits include Julian Richards' The Last Horror Movie, which was recently picked up for North American distribution by Fangoria and Bedford Entertainment. Other Cold&Dark cast members include Carly Turnbull, Matt Lucas and David Gant.
"Cornwall offers a different look for our film," says writer-producer Joanne Reay. "The landscapes and urban areas are an unusual setting for a contemporary horror film. Having access to the South West Film Studios means we can take advantage of the locations and have the efficiency and convenience of a professional studio for the interior scenes."
South West Film Studios is a 10 acre site with two sound stages, a water tank and full production facilities.