Game of Thrones stars Natalia Tena and Iwan Rheon are to star in a futuristic paranormal thriller, Residue which is currently shooting on location across Leeds and at Green Screen Studios.
Residue is a paranormal thriller following the lives of eight characters caught up in the aftermath of a freak explosion at the heart of a sprawling, futuristic city.
It marks the feature debut of director Alex Garcia, best known for directing episodes of urban superhero series Misfits and conspiracy thriller Utopia, and is written and executive produced by John Harrison for Matador Pictures.
The ensemble cast includes Natalia Tena (represented by Curtis Brown), best known for her role as Tonks in four of the Harry Potter series and currently starring in HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, as Jennifer. She is joined by Iwan Rheon (also Curtis Brown) as Jonas, another Game of Thrones star, who came to prominence in the original cast of Channel 4 series Misfits. The young cast also includes Franz Drameh (Hamilton Hodell) from Attack the Block and 11 year old Emilia Jones (represented by ARG Talent), fresh from filming What We Did on Our Holiday, as Charlotte.
Other cast members include Jamie Draven, Danny Webb, Brian Ferguson, Eleanor Matsuura, and Adrian Schiller, all of whom were cast by Julie Harkin (The Fades, Utopia).
Renowned photojournalist Jennifer Preston is investigating the aftermath
of a freak explosion of unknown origin at the center of her
hedonistic city. Known simply as ‘the Catastrophe’, this shocking
tragedy has left behind a festering wound on the city’s psyche: a
several square mile Quarantine Zone (known as the QZ) of
evacuated buildings and abandoned streets. Nobody in nobody out! With
unexplained and increasingly bizarre acts of violence happening across
the city, Jennifer begins to see strange ephemeral phantoms in her
photographs. She soon becomes obsessed with the idea that a paranormal
phenomenon has been unleashed. Jennifer’s investigations become a race
against time to uncover the truth before her career, and eventually her
own life, are in danger…
Matador Pictures’ Charlotte Walls said: “Alex Garcia and John Harrison have created a story-world that is utterly compelling and has attracted a really high calibre of exciting British talent on both sides of the camera.”