Doctor Who & Outlander stars team up for life affirming drama

Former Doctor Who companions Caitlin Blackwood and Frazer Hines have teamed up with award winning and BAFTA nominated film director Ryan Hendrick for the short drama, Sundown.

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ARGYLL, Scotland - Aug 13, 2017 - Sundown tells the story of William (Hines), a man in his 70s who is taken on a timeless journey through the eyes of Abi (Blackwood) to come to terms with his own mortality.

Sundown completed filming in July on the remote Scottish Island of Iona. Renowned for his tranquility the island is the perfect setting for this life affirming drama.

Caitlin Blackwood said, “I think this project is important in terms of highlighting the issues the film delves in to, I had the opportunity to bring a youthful insight to a role that you’d normally expect to played by an older actor.” Blackwood still only 16 famously rolled onto our screens at the tender age of 9 in the BBC’s Doctor Who as the young Amelia Pond opposite Matt Smith. The character went on to be played as an adult by Caitlin’s real life cousin Karen Gillan.

Frazer Hines star of Emmerdale, Doctor Who and the original inspiration for the Outlander TV series said, “Sundown is a beautiful script that really gaves both myself and Caitlin the chance to shine as two very real and complex characters.”

Director and Co-Writer Ryan Hendrick describes the emotional drama as, “a story about how a person’s perception on life can change once they accept their own mortality. Our goal was to explore these ideas and try to give a subjective view from a fresh perspective.”

His writing partner Clare Sheppard said, “On the surface, William is on a journey we all must travel eventually, but dig a little deeper and you realise, his is a road we’re all already on. I am very, very proud to be involved with this film.”

Sundown marks the 3rd screenwriting venture between Hendrick and Sheppard. Their last short film Perfect Strangers enjoyed worldwide success after receiving more than 18 film festival selections, 3 awards and 4 nominations including BAFTA Scotland Nomination for Clare Sheerin in the Best Actress category.

Their 2nd venture is the upcoming road movie Journey Bound starring Ford Kiernan, Clare Grogan, Sylvester McCoy, James Kirk and Caitlin Blackwood to name a few.

The writing pair certainly have high hopes that Sundown will climb a similar ladder of success as their previous venture, “This is a story that needs to be told. It carries a universal theme that everyone can relate to.”

The film’s Producer, BAFTA Award Winner David Newman said, “With the film now in the can we are looking we are starting to see the potential this film has, This is why we launched a crowd funding campaign on indiegogo. Funding for short films in hard to find in Scotland and we need to raise some additional funds to give Sundown the final polish it deserves.”

You can support Sundown by visiting their funding campaign on indiegogo https://igg.me/at/sundown-film

You can watch the Trailer for Sundown on youtube : https://youtu.be/cxKOdROrI5I

Official Twitter Page : https://twitter.com/Sundown_Film

Official Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/sundownshortfilm/

Source : Magic Monkey Films

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