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Shooting today on BBC's 'The Fades'

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Shooting of new BBC supernatural thriller from Skins writer...

The Fades shoots in Highgate, Wednesday, 20 April, 2011

Sometimes the geek world isn't even a tube ride away for me. I live within a stone's throw of a pretty cool-looking disused railway tunnel in London's Highgate, a location which, on average, receives a new film crew about every 4-5 months. Today they're filming the pilot of new BBC supernatural horror The Fades, written by Jack Thorne (This Is England '86, Skins, The Scouting Book For Boys, Cast Offs) and featuring Iain De Caestecker (River City, Coronation Street), Daniel Kaluuya (Skins, Psychoville, Sucker Punch), Claire Rushbrook (Ashes To Ashes), Johnny Harris (This is England '86, Spartacus), Lily Loveless (Skins), Theo Barklem-Biggs (Age Of Heroes, Miranda, EastEnders), Daniela Nardini (This Life, A Street Car Named Desire), Jenn Murray (Day Of The Triffids) and Sophie Wu (Kick-Ass, The Other Man).

I'm too busy to go and bother them much, and it's usually not appreciated anyway. The flyer we residents got say it'll be done by mid-evening, and apparently there'll be some spooky atmosphere rising out of the cut:

"As part of the filming we are proposing to use a significant amount of smoke effects in and around the tunnels throughout the day which may be visible from the roadside"

Cool - and free!

The press release describes The Fades thus:

"Iain De Caestecker...is Paul, a young man who is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that neither his therapist or best friend, Mac, can provide answers for. Worse still, Paul is starting to see the Fades – the spirits of the dead – all around him. They're everywhere but they can't be seen, smelt, heard or touched by living beings. But now an embittered and vengeful Fade has found a way to break the barrier between the dead and the living and Paul, Mac and their friends and family are all right in the eye of the storm.

But the most terrifying twist is yet to come – the fate of humanity rests in the hands of the two friends who already have enough trouble getting through a day in one piece, let alone saving the world."

The Fades shoots in Highgate, Wednesday, 20 April, 2011


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