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Residue (2015)

The government cover-up of the causes behind a massive explosion in a futuristic UK metropolis spur photo journalist Jennifer Preston on to search for the truth and in the process blow open a paranormal phenomenon haunting the city.

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Alex Garcia Lopez

Writer:

John Harrison
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Credited cast:
Natalia Tena ... Jennifer Preston
Iwan Rheon ... Jonas
Jamie Draven Jamie Draven ... Levi Mathis
Danny Webb ... Emeril Benedict
Franz Drameh ... Willy G
Adrian Schiller ... Pierce
Eleanor Matsuura ... Angela Rossi
Brian Ferguson Brian Ferguson ... Dickie Prince
Emilia Jones ... Charlotte
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Keller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elina Alminas ... Geisha Girl
Faz Aoufi Faz Aoufi ... Lead Soldier, Gate Guard.
Pamela Ashton ... Home Office staff member
Kelly Marie Autumn Kelly Marie Autumn ... Homeless Refugee (as Kelly Marie Autumnberg)
Russ Bain ... Darius
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An unnamed UK metropolis. The future. Renowned photojournalist JENNIFER PRESTON is investigating the aftermath of a terrible explosion that ripped through the city on New Year's Eve. Known simply as 'The Catastrophe', this shocking tragedy has left behind a festering wound. The city is on edge, thousands have evacuated and a sprawling, militarized Quarantine Zone has been erected around the epicentre of the blast. The 'QZ', as it becomes known, is a network of empty buildings and abandoned streets, shrouded beneath clinical plastic and fenced in behind impenetrable barricades. Heavily armed security units ensure that nobody goes in and nobody comes out. As unexplained and increasingly bizarre acts of violence erupt across the city, Jennifer begins to notice strange, ephemeral phantoms in her photographs. What begins as an artistic documentation of The Catastrophe's lingering aftershock soon becomes an obsession with 'The Phenomenon' - a seeming paranormal phenomenon gripping the ... Written by anonymous

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ramasite See more »

Filming Locations:

Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

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Both Natalia Tena and Iwan Rheon have starred in Game of Thrones. Tena as Osha and Rheon as Ramsay Bolton. See more »

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How To Sell A TV Show to Netflix!
3 April 2015 | by al-01077See all my reviews

I've not seen the movie but I did check out the 3 part pilot on Netflix. Seems like the same project? I didn't realize Netflix were backing pilots but I think this is a really exciting step if they are. This show has solid foundations for a pretty great ongoing TV show and feels fresh coming out of the UK. I read the director has a background on Utopia and Misfits which makes more sense of this project's visual style and themes. I also read an article on indiewire 'How To Sell A TV Show to Netflix" http://www.indiewire.com/article/how-to-sell-a-TV-show-to-netflix- 20150401 and was pretty blown away about the journey that this took. It was a movie, and an extended TV pilot at the same time. That's pretty ballsy. I imagine the TV show plays better than the movie - there isn't really one central character you can get on board with in the way that you need to in a movie - but there is certainly a lot here to merit this project and make me want to see more. I think there is a lot of promise here for the future. A great looking, seedy, future-city, and a pretty amazing quarantine zone top my favorite things about this so far.


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