Midlands Spotlight - Birmingham filmmakers create superhero shared universe
By midlandsmovies, Apr 10 2017 11:00AM
Birmingham production company Rotunda Films feels the UK deserves its own superheroes as it launches a new crowd-funding campaign to create a series of films featuring a unique range of characters.
A group of West Midlands creatives are coming together to launch a new selection of local superheroes in their own shared universe.
Taking the Marvel and DC template, the filmmakers are specifically looking to focus their efforts on the UK, taking on the American-centric shows on Netflix. And with the team they have put together they feel British superhero fans are long overdue and simply “deserve to have their own heroes”.
They are starting this ambitious project with their film Mystic Highway, where they will be creating the first characters in this exciting new world.
Along the way audiences will be eventually introduced to a variety of characters as well. These heroes include ‘Spitfire’ (who is a symbol of the British resolve to stand against the odds) and ‘Vesta’ who does not consider herself a hero but does what any loving parent would do to protect those she loves.
Also in their plans are the female Code-X, a former military-trained special forces operative with few words and The Father, who oversees the missions, guiding the heroes in the right direction. There is rogue element Blu Silver and finally there is Myst, the demon hunter.
As the project gets underway, contributors will receive first access to the films VOD services and there’s scope for backers to be part of this world and appear in one of the adventures and even get a chance t be made into their very own action figure!
As with all low budget films, the creators are raising funds for general costs as well as special effects and props for their production.
With a 10 day shoot scheduled for later in 2017, Rotunda Films say that, “this is merely the beginning and we are hoping to use the first film as a proof on concept for the rest of the project”.
Follow their project at Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uksuperhero as well as watching the video above for more information
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