By midlandsmovies, Jun 12 2019 09:00AM
Midlands Spotlight - Rachel from David L Knight
Midlands Movies checks out the forthcoming release ‘Rachel’ from regional filmmaker David L. Knight as he prepares to put the finishing touches to a new dark drama.
Award-winning filmmaker David L. Knight recently released his last film Suicide Blonde (our review here) which won Best Local Short Film at last year’s Birmingham Film Festival. It also picked up a prize at 2019’s Heart of England Film Festival.
However, David has quickly moved on to his next project and describes Rachel as a “supernatural revenge film”, but he refuses to pigeon hole this ensemble drama as a horror. Even though he admits there are traces of the genre within the film.
"Rachel tells the story of Alex, a junkie living on the street who wakes up to find himself gagged and tied. Beginning to realise what his capturer’s motives are, a battle of wills ensues and Alex’s only ally is a girl he once knew".
Containing his largest cast to date, Rachel is made up of actors from around the UK including Stafford-based actor David Pritchard. Having had a small role in Suicide Blonde, he impressed the director so much that Knight decided to write a role that could showcase David as a local talent. Other cast include Joseph Hughes, Lilibeth Langford and newcomer Jake Brown.
Reuniting with long-term collaborator Martin Tucker - whom David studied with at the University of Gloucestershire - he continues as Director of Photography, and further Rachel crew also includes Rob James (1st AC) and Janine Bevan (make-up artist).
These are joined by Stafford-based Tim Vickerstaff (sound recordist) and Charlie Morton (editor) originally from Leamington Spa.
The film will also have original music written exclusively for it by newly established Birmingham-based composer Peter May.
While Rachel is currently in the final stages of post-production and is expected to be finished by the end of June, David and his team have already began pre-production on their next film Lucky, which will see its crowd funding campaign launching in mid-June 2019.
Check out the brand new poster above and find out more about the film and its release dates at the social media links below: