Multiplex is a true story…

Multiplex is a true story about me (Jed) and my sister (Vicky). If you look in the picture—that’s us sitting behind the lead actors! When we were kids, during half-terms our parents dropped us off at a cinema in replacement of a babysitter. We would sit there all day, watching film after film, regardless of certification, suitability or critical regard. We wandered the corridors, waving at staff like they were family (I think some of them legitimately were), taking in the sights and sounds of a Multiplex cinema that was effectively ours.

We visited screen after screen, taking in messed-up sci-fi, screwball comedy, serious adult drama, martial-arts mayhem and of course gory gory horror movies. It was like an analog Netflix that you didn’t have to pay for, and the ultimate experience for two kids who couldn’t get enough movies.

My imagination was exposed to so many awesome films, some of them still my absolute favourites today, and I grew to love cinema above everything else.

Fast forward many years later, and I am still that same kid, in awe at the wonder and magic that cinema can bring. So, based on this rather unique experience, I came up with the idea for Multiplex. Its a simple one really:

Left to Right: Lewis MacDougall, Emma Webb, Jed Shepherd, Vicky Shepherd. Lewis & Emma playing younger versions of Jed & Vicky

Left to Right: Lewis MacDougall, Emma Webb, Jed Shepherd, Vicky Shepherd.
Lewis & Emma playing younger versions of Jed & Vicky

A South London brother and sister seek to save their mother from eviction by relying on an urban legend of hidden treasure in the local Multiplex cinema. They must follow a specific set of rules and fight the supernatural force that’s trying to stop them, before it is too late.

Okay well maybe its mostly true.

Jed
writer/director

P.S. Trailer coming in November ‘18

CAST

Lewis MacDougall as LEWIS

Lewis made his film debut in the fantasy film Pan (2015). He subsequently starred in the fantasy drama film A Monster Calls (2016), and the Road Trip drama film Boundaries (2018). Lewis coincidentally plays Lewis in Multiplex, who discovers an urban legend about the local cinema and tries to convince his sister Emma to join the adventure.

Emma Louise Webb as emma

Emma Louise Webb is a rising actor known for The Crown (2016) and plays Emma in Multiplex, sister to Lewis and reluctant co-adventurer into the murky world of cinematic urban legends.

VICTORIA YEATES as miriam

Victoria is known for Call the Midwife (2012), Magic Hour 4 (2017) and Lip Service (2010). You will find her playing Bunty in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) and also Miriam, who runs the cinema in Multiplex.

JEMMA MOORE as Hettie

Jemma Moore winner of the 2017 ABC discovers U.K digital talent competition has recently been cast as LI in Tony Giglio's Doom ( 2019) . Jemma is featured in Richard Ayoade's The Double, and Zawe Ashton's 'The Place We Go To Hide'. In 2018 Jemma was also featured as Queen's Guard in Warner Brothers production of Wonder Woman. Jemma plays Hettie in Multiplex.

Kate Baxter as REGINA

Kate Baxter is an actor and filmmaker known for playing Helen Keller in 2019 Oscar qualifying film, Whirlpool (2017). You may also see her in An English Gentleman (2018) and Last Night (2018). Kate plays Regina in Multiplex..

Shriya Pilgaonkar

Shriya Pilgaonkar is an actress and director, known for Fan (2016), 13 Mussoorie (2018), Un + une (2015), and now for Beecham House (2019), a series currently in production with ITV. Shriya plays Samantha in Multiplex.

JOSEPH BLACK as JAY JAY

SIMEON BLAKE-HALL as CRUSHER

HALEY BISHOP as Nat

RADINA DRANDOVA as Imogen

Shantelle Rochester-Henry as Rose

Care to connect?

There are still opportunities to get involved with Multiplex while we are in post-production. We also have sponsorship and investment opportunities.

If you want to discuss how you can help with the feature, (yes we are planning a feature!), then please get in touch!

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info@fivefiftyfivefilms.com

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