Principal photography has wrapped on Archer’s Mark’s The Darkest Universe, Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley’s follow-up to their BAFTA-nominated Black Pond.
Joe Thomas of The Inbetweeners fame stars alongside co-writer Tiani Ghosh.
The supporting cast includes Simon Bird, Chris Langham, Nick Mohammed and Johnny Sweet.
Sharpe and Kingsley say the film is “a romantic comedy set in space, or – to be more specific – on planet Earth.”
Jo-Jo Ellison produces for Archer’s Mark, alongside the company’s executive producers, Mike Brett and Steve Jamison.
Archer’s Mark also produced the forthcoming documentary feature Next Goal Wins and upcoming political thriller War Book, co-produced with Sixteen Films.
Sharpe said: “We’ve been really inspired by Archer’s Mark and their can-do attitude to film-making. They are intelligent, resourceful and creatively ambitious. We haven’t met a more forward thinking company and I’d be very surprised if they don’t play a crucial role in the future of British film.”
Kingsley added: “Archer’s Mark have been hugely supportive. We’ve been able to become much more ambitious with our film-making, thanks to the use of their in-house RED Epic camera and full post-production facilities. We have been very fortunate to work with a brilliant hard-working crew and we’re excited about getting into the edit.”
Ellison said: “Will and Tom are two of the freshest voices in British cinema right now, and their energy, originality and irreverence is a constant source of inspiration. It’s a huge privilege for Archer’s Mark to be collaborating with such an extraordinary creative team.”