EXCLUSIVE: Principal production begins in Surrey on iFeatures’ latest venture.

Writer and director Alex Taylor’s Spaceship begins principal photography this week in Farnborough and Guilford, Surrey.

Produced by Nicola Bowen and Olivier Kaempfer with Belly Productions and Parkville Pictures, Spaceship tells the story of Gabriel’s search for his daughter after an apparent alien abduction.

“The story has gripped us all in a collective dream of what it is to be different and to want our own personal world in which we can be who we want,” said Taylor.

The film stars Antti Reini (The Man Without a Past), Alexa Davies (X+Y), Lara Peake (Bypass), Lucian Charles Collier (The Only One Who Knows You’re Afraid) and Tallulah Haddon.

The film was developed through IFeatures, Creative England’s flagship low budge feature film initiative, which runs in partnership with the BFI Film Fund, BBC Films and Creative Skillset.

“iFeatures is all about supporting talented emerging filmmakers and Alex’s work is genuinely unique amongst British filmmakers” said iFeatures executive producer Tristan Goligher.