Filming is underway for ‘Woken’, a psychological thriller set on a remote North Sea island starring Erin Kellyman, known for her work in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Funny Cow’s Maxine Peake.
It’s directed by Irish debut director Alan Friel who previously worked with Peake on his 2017 award-winning short “Cake,” reports “Variety.”
Cameras are rolling in Fanore Beach, Ireland on ‘Woken’, which is produced by Fantastic Films of Ireland.
“Woken,” which is also written by Friel, is set in a post-apocalyptic scenario in which the island provides safe haven from a pandemic that has decimated the Earth. The film sees protagonist Anna (Kellyman) waking up pregnant and unable to remember who her husband is.
Anna also fails to recognize Helen and Peter who are supposed to help her recover her health. Disbelief in what she is told leads to a horrific revelation and Anna must deal with existential issues brought about by man’s destruction of the planet.
According to ‘Variety’, Propaganda has also teamed up with Fantastic Films on the sci-fi drama ‘Obliquo 616,’ which will be directed by Italian Lyda Patitucci and co-written by Milo Tissone, Federica Pontremoli and Markus Fleming.
Propaganda is the main producer of this sci-fi which takes place in the near future and involves a group of people who emanate deadly radiation. The Belgian Gap Busters is also in the game.
Also in Propaganda’s expanding pipeline is family fantasy “Volare”! will be directed by Pier Paolo Paganelli and will involve a girl named Sara who escapes from a horrible orphanage and joins a magical circus.
“We chose the genre because we love it: it’s [cinematic] the language is clear and the genre also has a very attentive and well-defined audience,” said Propaganda CEO and Partner Matteo Oddone.
He added that the company’s goal is to take genre cinema “to the highest possible level through innovation with new talent while respecting its canons.”
Propaganda’s lineup also includes serving as a co-producer on Andrea Pallaoro’s highly publicized English-language drama “Monica,” now on the job.
Pic stars Trace Lysette in the title role as a woman who returns home to the Midwest for the first time in 20 years to care for her dying mother, played by Patricia Clarkson, and undergoes major mental changes.