A short film by Paignton filmmaker Ashley Wing will be seen in 32 countries around the world from this Thursday (September 8) via PlayStation Home. Three years in the making, Fracture is expected to garner a huge web audience across the globe, and has already won support from the Syfy channel as well as Sony Europe.
Fracture focuses on a small mining base on the unforgiving surface of a distant world. Its small crew have known loneliness, love and betrayal in their time there, and in such a claustrophobic environment, secrets can’t stay hidden forever.
For Ash, getting his short film shown in the PlayStation Home cinema was a no-brainer.
He said: “It’s perfect -the film is short enough to enjoy a narrative without encroaching on free time.
“I like the idea of creating an online facility where friends can sit down to watch a short film, and then talk about it afterwards. I’m certain it will be a richer experience than simply watching a movie trailer.
“I’m so excited about premiering Fracture on the Sony Home Cinema. I see so many possibilities to explore and hope to have the opportunity to bring some of them to fruition.”
Fracture was produced with the help of the FXHome website, which awarded Ashley’s previous short, Poppies, its Best Film Award back in 2009.
Ashley collaborated on Fracture with a community of filmmakers from around the world -most having to fit the work in alongside their normal full-time jobs.
Ash said: “As with any project it’s really important you surround yourself with the right team as they’ll be supporting you throughout the process. I was fortunate to eventually find that in the post production stages with Fracture.
“I have huge respect for the visual artists, without whom the film wouldn’t be finished. Their talent, passion and determination has been immeasurable and I very much look forward to taking the next step with them in our future projects.”
Talking of which, Ashley is currently prepping his next film -a post-apocalyptic drama due to be shot in the South West. If you’d like to invest or get involved, email email@example.com for further details.
He’s also full of praise for your friendly neighbourhood D&CFilm.
“To have the support of D&CFilm over the years means a lot to me on a personal level. They have continued to support my journey in a way I never expected. It’s all very well to have a film made, but it is nothing if it doesn’t reach an audience.”
Find out more about the film and watch the trailer on the official Fracture website. Fracture will also be screened at various venues across the region -stay tuned to D&CFilm for details.
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