Delays Imminent is a new film from the seemingly ubiquitous Devon talent of James Cotter. Shot over summer 2015 in Exeter and now ready to make the journey round festivals, we’ve got some behind the scenes shots of the shoot to pique your interest, whet your appetite and get a glimpse of how films get made.
In Delays Imminent James directs the Josh Merrit script, which revolves around Alexander â€“ a nervous and damaged young man, a potential agoraphobe â€“ as he happens upon old friend Sarah, a travelling musician, who hasn’t been home in years and is only passing through while waiting for a connecting train.
They haven’t seen each other for a long time, but reminiscing comes naturally to them as they head to the station. Time isn’t on their side, though, as Sarah has to leave soon. It’s obvious and inevitable that they have grown apart and become estranged, but running and hiding are two things they have in common, and may be what brings them back together.
We’ve had a sneak peek, and it’s a film that is touching, awkward and yearning and well worth a watch. Look out for it a festival near you!
Delays Imminent boasts an impressive local cast and crew. Actor Julian Seager recently seen Doctor Who, Poldark, Doc Martin as well as Hollywood films Thor 2 and The Guardians of the Galaxy.
Ben Gilbert fresh from a leading role in John Tomkins film The Runner and Edward Sillence’s A Fool$ Game both shot in and around Devon.
Emily Holyoake who also appeared in A Fool$ Game as well as a recent theatrical tour of The Tempest.
Director James Cotter has credits including Hollywood blockbuster World War Z, gritty crime drama The Sweeney and long running TV drama Skins. The voice over provided by Darren Oliver, who appears in Phil Baker’s film Low Rent.
Crew wise, the team features award-winning filmmaker Dom Lee whose film Bliss has been shown at a number of film festivals across the country; Jim Elton who’s worked on local productions such as The Runner and he is the co-owner of Wingless Films; and Christopher Williams, who made his directorial debut with his film You Get What You Ask For Son (which co-stars James Cotter coincidently). There’s also Edward Silence and Luke Abbott who are directing and producing the feature film A Fool$ Game and Simeon Costello who is producing the films Kids, Nowhere Place and Written in the Blood.