Psychological Thriller THE DARK MILE from Filmmaker Gary Love Nominated for Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival
Psychological thriller, The Dark Mile, has been nominated for the Best UK Feature at the highly acclaimed Raindance Festival (the largest independent film festival in the UK, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year) the festival takes place in London’s West End from 20th September until 1st October 2017.
The tense thriller which is described as a blend of Wicker Man, Deliverance and Duel is the first offering from the stable of London-based Independent UK film production company, The Bridge Films, and has already enjoyed acclaim having been selected for the festivals top 10 films to watch (out of an impressive 140) for ‘Best of the Fest’ at the Edinburgh International Film Festival earlier in the summer.
“We are delighted to have received this recognition from the Raindance panel,” said Producer/Director Gary Love. “This is our first film and we have nine more in the pipeline so to receive this nomination is a real fillip. We are proud to be among some real quality productions in the other nominations. We operated on a very small budget and I feel we really drew the best out of the script. It is a tough environment for independent film producers so the story and tone must gel. Hopefully we have achieved this.”
A tense psychological horror-thriller, The Dark Mile blends The Wicker Man and Duel and comes up with a film rich in atmosphere and tension. London couple Louise and Clare (Rebecca Calder and Deirdre Mullins) book a sailing trip in the Highlands to recover from a personal tragedy. The location may be idyllic but soon they are tormented by a black industrial barge that follows them, and by the dysfunctional folk on board... Hints of the occult and paganism point to dark times ahead as the tension mounts.
The cinematic landscape of the Scottish Highlands sets the mood for the haunting story and gives the production considerable impact.
The Dark Mile will have two screenings at the Raindance Festival on 23rd September at 12.45pm and 29th September at 8.30pm. In addition to this, there will be a Q&A session with Gary Love, Rebecca Calder and Deirdre Mullins after the screening on Saturday evening of the 29th. Both screenings will be at the VUE, Leicester Square.
About The Bridge Films
The Bridge Films is a UK based production company that enables independent feature films. We share a wealth of expertise through our strategically aligned business relationships in the industry. Our goal is to produce award-winning, commercial feature films to entertain audiences worldwide and reward our supporters with substantial returns on their investment.Together with our creative team, experienced production management and influential investors, we aim to establish The Bridge Films as a major production house in the UK.
Led by producer/director Gary Love and producer Melanie Dicks, the company intends to produce 10 films over the next five years. Our focus is the production of high quality films - bringing together a unique combination of creative elements, industry expertise and fiscal discipline to produce low budget independent films which can generate high returns on investment.
About The Dark Mile
The Dark Mile is a psychological thriller built around a strong central relationship of two very different yet sympathetic characters.
A tense psychological horror-thriller, The Dark Mile blends The Wicker Man, Deliverance and Duel, then comes up with a film rich in atmosphere and tension. London couple Louise and Clare (Rebecca Calder and Deirdre Mullins) book a sailing trip in the Highlands to recover from a personal tragedy. The location may be idyllic but soon they are tormented by a black industrial barge that follows them, and by the dysfunctional folk on board... Hints of the occult and paganism point to dark times ahead as tension mounts.