We were commissioned to create a full EPK / behind-the-scenes package for independent thriller Gatecrash (2020), filmed pre-COVID. The film is a dark psychological thriller that follows a couple who find themselves in a hit-and-run situation, with the evidence suggesting it might not have been an accident.
This was an amazing project to work on. Independently made at Goldfinch Studios in the Yorkshire countryside, the setting perfectly reflected the claustrophobia and isolation of the story. The film was directed by Lawrence Gough (Endeavour, Dr Who) and starred Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones) and Samuel West (Darkest Hour, The Crown) who we were able to grab some time with in the green room in between takes. We covered topics such as the film’s origins as a play, the parts the actors were playing, and what it was like to film in very long takes, which was a method being used by the production so as not to interrupt the flow of the Pinteresque dialogue. Samuel West comments that the quality of the writing certainly attracted him, as did his role which is worlds away from the parts he confesses to usually getting offered (“I usually play damaged posh people in the past”!) Anton Lesser jokes that needing to remember a great deal of lines in one go adds a certain thrill – “Every actor in this situation is thinking, I don’t want to be the one to screw it up!”