Colin Baker – Doctor Who’s sixth incarnation – returns to the Sci-Fi genre in the 15-min pre-apocalypse short film set in Manchester. It will screen as an official selection at Starburst International Film Festival (UK), Medway Visions (UK), Indiana Short Film Festival (USA) and Grand Rapids Comicon Film Festival (USA). This follows screenings at Supernova International film Festival and Nightpiece Film Festival as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“Every now and again a little nugget arrives in my mailbox and the writing intrigued and excited me,” says Baker who plays virologist Professor James Friedkin who recruits his protege to a corporate biotech to work on a cure for cancer.
“Colin was a pleasure to work with. He brought so much to the story and to the character of Friedkin,“ says Director Darren Langlands.
The short was crowdfunded last year on Indiegogo and raised over £10,000. Contributors also joined the cast and are featured in the film. It is a co-production between Alt Angle Films, Jack the Lad Films and Elby Rose Productions.
“Manchester is such an exciting and vibrant place to be for indie filmmaking at the moment,” says Langlands. “It’s been a long journey and to debut at a terrific up and coming genre festival in our home city is a real honour,” he says.
Starburst International Film Festival takes place from 26-28 August at the former Cornerhouse in Manchester. More details on the lineup and tickets can be found at www.starburstfilmfest.co.uk. To find out more about the film including screening details visit facebook.com/lastmanonearthshortfilm
Press materials available at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B71CtgEsamWjZzZROXA0bXM2Q0U&usp=sharing