One of the many highlights of being at MCM Comic Con Scotland last weekend was the pleasure of meeting Doctor Who companion, Sophie Aldred, along with so many other brilliant Doctor Who cosplayers. Sophie very kindly posed for a photo with everybody dressed up from the show and our behind the scenes filmmaker Ellie Hughes caught the moment on camera.
We’re going to be releasing a special Comic Con DVD in a couple of months with highlights of our experiences at Scifi Wales and MCM Comic Con Scotland. You can pre-order it on our Merchandise page!
Episode 3, “The New Recruit”, which introduces us to Maya Hedges, played by Ellen Patterson, is now in the can! Shot in Glasgow throughout the day, the cast and crew assembled at 10am to film the 4th scene of the episode, before wrapping on scene 3 at 8.18pm!
We will be adding photos taken from our stills photographer, Dougie Coull, shortly and we will also be uploading a behind the scenes look at how we shot the episode with cast interviews.
Once we hand over the footage to our editor Anne Nicholson, and then to our visual effects animator and composer, we will set a release date so you all know when you can watch episode 3!
Now we continue our funding process so we can budget and schedule to shoot our remaining 4 episodes of series 1!
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Scottish actor Chris Bain has joined our cast for series 1. Chris will be playing Clark in episode 3, “The New Recruit”.
Clark is a mysterious government man reporting to the Deputy First Minister, Alan Smith (Des O’Gorman) who has taken a keen interest in the Paranormal Investigation Team since being tasked to work with the security minister.
“The New Recruit” will introduce several new characters including Norris Fletcher, the PITS operation manager, Maya Hedges, Martin Carmichael and Clark.
Scottish actor Kenny Boyle has officially joined our cast as geeky hacker Martin Carmichael.
Acclaimed writer and director Kenny Boyle most recently appeared in his own short play Hero Worship which toured Scotland and received a hearty abundance of critical plaudits. He trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has performed in theatres across the united kingdom. He is extremely excited to be working with director Fraser Coull again and can’t wait to start filming Cops and Monsters! For more information his website can be found here: http://kennyboyle.co.uk/
Martin covers his insecurities with over-confidence, however when his old girlfriend, Maya Hedges, asks him to hack into the PITS personnel files for reasons she won’t disclose, Martin finds himself in a difficult situation.
Kenny will make his first appearance in episode 3, “The New Recruit”, filming on the 18th of July in Glasgow.
We will be announcing the casting of Maya Hedges shortly!
Our next convention appearance will be at Sci-Fi Wales in Llandudno in North Wales on September 5th, followed by Bolton Comic Con on November 15th. We hope to announce a few more panel appearances for 2015!
With episode 1 reaching over 4000 views on YouTube we are pleased to announce that episode 2, “Preparing the Weapon”, which is set 5 years before our pilot, will be released on July 1st at 6pm. We have an exclusive preview for you to watch right here!
A new additional episode, “The New Recruit”, will be filmed on the 18th and 19th of July in Glasgow, with auditions for the roles of MAYA HEDGES and MARTIN CARMICHAEL being held on the 5th of July.
We are currently planning on shooting the remaining episodes of series 1, “In Crimson”, “Replaced”, “End of Innocence” and “Human”, in August.
The team will be at Sci-Fi Wales in Llandudno on the 5th of September and Bolton Comic-Con on November 15th so please come along and say hello to us!
Be sure to come back on July 1st to watch our brand new episode at 6pm!