A NEW film shot at Preston bus station is to get its premiere next month.
Up and coming artist Nathaniel Mellors’ new film, Time, will be screened at a special preview event.
Filmed across various locations in Preston, Time features an eccentric family who find themselves unexpectedly visited by Neanderthals. The main character Charles ‘Daddy’ Maddox-Wilson, has invented a revolutionary new theory of time, but his family’s attempts at time-travel see them duped, cannibalised and trapped.
The film features an array of acting talent including Richard Bremmer, who played the young Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Patrick Kennedy of TV show Boardwalk Empire, as well as local actors and crew.
Funded by a £40,000 Contemporary Art Society Award, the film will make its debut in the Nothing Happens, Twice: exhibition which opens on Saturday, February 6 at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
Nathaniel said: “The Contemporary Art Society Annual Award is a great commission because it allows you to make something completely new.
“For me this is a unique opportunity to consolidate recent developments in my work and pull out some deeper weirdness, both with my amazing collaborators and through the extraordinary locations in and around Preston.”
Coun Veronica Afrin, cabinet member for culture and leisure services at Preston City Council, said: “Winning the award was a great moment for Preston and we are delighted to be showing Nathaniel new commission.”
The exhibition is free and runs from February 6 until June 4.
‘Time’ will receive its premiere screening on February 5 from 6pm-8pm.