UK thriller financed by SEIS/EIS and equity; Colin Jones is casting.

Psychological thriller Dartmoor Killing is now casting and gearing up for shooting in June.

The film is co-written by writer/director Peter Nicholson and Isabelle Grey (BBC series Accused).

The filmmakers have participated in the ICO and FDA’s Get it Seen initiative and Film London’s Build Your Audience programme. The team pitched to financiers at the Film London Micro-Market during the Production Finance Market.

Dartmoor Killing has been financed through a mix of private SEIS/EIS investors and corporate equity and production partner, Films@59 in Bristol.

Colin Jones (Zero Dark Thirty) serves as casting director.

The story follows two female friends, both with secrets, who go on a weekend trip to Dartmoor and meet a charismatic but troubled man who leads them into mind games, sexual deceit and betrayal.

Bristol-based Jayne Chard produces. Executive Producers include former IFG MD Luke Randolph (The Iron Lady) and Stagereel Chairman Paul Morrissey (Thorne).

Nicholson and Chard said: “A small independent film needs to punch above its weight in the marketplace to get noticed. For us, the huge benefit of the training on Get It Seen and Build Your Audience and the support of The ICO, Film London and Creative England has helped us develop a ‘hybrid’ distribution strategy, combining traditional partnerships, innovative digital media and event screenings. For example The Barn Cinema, Dartington, has proposed a spectacular ‘outdoor’ drive-in screening on Dartmoor as part of the film’s launch.”

Deborah Sathe, Head of Talent Development and Production at Film London, added: “I am delighted Dartmoor Killing will be shooting this summer. We have very much enjoyed meeting the team and developing their project through our training programmes Build Your Audience and the Micro-Market. Our schemes provide on the ground experience, as well as connecting them with industry professionals and we look forward to seeing the results and hope the team will use the skills and connections they have gained to grow their projects and careers.”