Screenshot of Justin Lee Collins in Time Slips.

Screenshot of Justin Lee Collins in Time Slips.

Up-and-coming Barnsley based film production company Arcadia Film, is on the cusp of releasing their latest short film ‘Time Slips’. Staring popular stand-up comedian Richard Massara (Real Radio XS New Comedian 2012) and TV funny-man Justin Lee Collins (Bring Back…’ and The Friday Night Project), Time Slips is a Sci-Fi Comedy about a chancing slacker’s attempts to fix the lottery when he buys a time machine from his local pub.

The film is written and directed by Stephen Hyams (Nephew to Hollywood director Peter Hyams ‘Time Cop’) and produced by Liam Swann. Time Slips is one-of-many new scheduled films from the film company.

Shot in three days on location in Preston, Lancashire with a micro-budget of less than £1000, the film is a collaborative effort which saw talent from Barnsley, Preston and Liverpool team together to produce the film set for world-wide release in 2015.
The film will have it’s premiere on the 23rd of April 2015 at the ‘Great Northern Creative Festival’, Preston, Lancashire, UK. The event, hosted by ‘Clapperboard’ will also see acclaimed screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce ’24 Hour Party People’ and filmmaker Tristan Oliver ‘ParaNorman’ in attendance.

I asked Liam Gilroy of Arcadia Film what he though about having their film premiered at a well regarded film festival. He said, “it feels like the perfect platform for us to premiere the film, having it screened to a larger audience and kick-starting what we’re hoping will be a long festival run, and we’re especially lucky to be doing so alongside some very talented creatives at The Great Northern Creative Festival.”

Once premiered, Time Slips will be available to watch on the festival circuit, both nationally and internationally where it will conclude as part of an anthology of sci-fi shorts ‘Wormhole: a collection of Sci-Fi shorts’ (2016) a major project by ‘Arcadia Film’.

Liam continues, “We are currently working on a constantly updated slate of films both short and feature length that we are already starting production on. For the most part these will be low-budget as the Arcadia Film continues to grow, something we’ve proved we can do effectively with Time Slips.”

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