Stigma Films, Red & Black Films, Creative England, The Regional Growth Fund, Marzipan Productions, Pont Neuf Productions and Altitude Film Sales announce principal photography will commence on the 10th November 2014 in Birmingham on action sci-fi THE CALL UP set in the cutting edge future-now world of computer gaming technology.
When a group of elite online gamers each receive a mysterious invitation to trial a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game, it’s a dream come true and impossible to resist.
Arriving at the test site, the group step into hi-tech gear and prepare for a revolutionary, next-level gaming experience that brings modern warfare to life with frightening realism. At first it’s a unique and exhilarating experience. But what starts out like a dream encounter with cutting edge technology, quickly takes a turn for the sinister.
Once the group are attacked by enemy combatants, they soon realize this is no game after all. Make a mistake here and you pay with your life. Now these masters of the shoot‘em up will have to fight for survival within a game gone bad, but this time it’s for real.
The Call Up is the debut feature film from director Charles Barker. His previous credits include award-winning campaigns for international brands such as Vodafone, Nokia and Wella as well as FX short, (Indecision), which was accepted into more than 60 film festivals all over the world.
The film is produced by Matthew James Wilkinson (Stigma Films), John Giwa-Amu (Red&Black Films) with Alan Martin (The Machine) to exec produce. Max Deacon (Into the Storm, Hatfields & McCoys) takes the lead role and is joined by an ensemble of exciting up-and-coming talent.
THE CALL UP will be released by eOne in a number of major international territories, including Germany, France and Scandinavia. Altitude Film Sales are handling international sales.
For more info visit Stigma Films website