The Railway Carriage / Megan: Special Edition DVD
The Railway Carriage will be released on DVD this April along with the short film Megan in a special edition DVD, which will also feature trailers and interviews with lead actor Dean Sills. Dean Sills (Up North) plays the lead in both shorts and each one is directed by Ross Adgar.
The Railway Carriage is a psychological horror short film in which the lead character (John) is trapped in a dream-like world where there is no easy escape. Throughout he is beset with flashbacks, vague memories that explain why he is trapped in a train carriage again and again. Is someone testing him? Has he done something so bad his mind has trapped itself in a strange repeating labyrinth? Through the memories and objects he finds in the carriage, John tries to find a way out of the nightmare world he has brought on himself!
The Railway Carriage made its international film premiere at Nightpiece film festival at The Edinburgh Fringe on Saturday 29th August 2015 and since then it has had much success with screening at a number of film festivals, including Starburst International Film Festival in Manchester, last year. The Railway Carriage was shot on location at Elsecar Heritage Railway in South Yorkshire, England, UK. Sills enjoyed working with the young director Ross Adgar so much that he teamed up with him again last year in the short film Megan.
Teenaged Boy………David Chambers
Teenaged Girl……..Geri Preston
John’s Friend……..Mitchell Hone
In a post apocalyptic world, one man embarks on a journey to find his girlfriend, Megan. Megan and her boyfriend Callum get separated during a virus outbreak in the summer of 2016, she pleads with Callum to promise to kill her if she becomes infected with the virus and ends up walking out when he won’t consider it. The story moves forward 5 years and deals with the impact and consequences of what happened and Callum’s quest to find Megan.
Ross Adgar’s short film boldly creates a parallel Britain living a dystopian reality with a great deal of help from the use of a black and white filter and some really great location shooting.
The film has not had a festival run like The Railway Carriage and the only public screening so far was at Cast in Doncaster in the UK, last September. Ross Adgar is growing as a director and this was a much bigger shoot than The Railway Carriage, which he and actor Dean Sills both found more challenging due to a number of reasons including the weather.
The cast includes many actors from Up North, the Essex TV show written by Dean Sills and directed by Steve Call. Steve Call even helped out behind the camera in Megan.
Public Announcer……..Samantha Senior
The special Edition DVD contains both short films plus trailers, interviews and the soundtrack to Megan, along with many stills from the shoot.
Thanks to Adgar Productions, the DVD will be available to buy this April at Amazon.com
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