The finishing works have completed on Sci-Fi drama, SPACE AGE (a Hillbilly Television/Different Pictures/FremantleMedia UK production for Sky Arts), at  ALVERNIA STUDIOS. ALVERNIA took on the production, filming, and VFX duties of the upcoming single film, a joint screenwriting debut for Nick Moran and Ralf Little. The one-off teleplay will form part of Sky Arts’ PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS, season airing from May 2014.
In addition to hosting the production and VFX of the project, ALVERNIA STUDIOS’ famous futuristic domes and modern architecture featured heavily in the work, as the interior of the Studios – originally designed by President and Founder Stanislaw Tyczyński – takes on the role of a spaceship.
Producer Charlie Leech (credits include Spy, The Wrong Man, Some Girls) commented: “The brilliant facilities offered by Alvernia Studios allowed us to give Space Age production values far beyond the reach anticipated from a one off British half hour sci fi TV drama. The sets were spectacular, the crew highly professional and the VFX of movie quality and style.”

ALVERNIA STUDIOS’ recent television productions include Andrzej Wajda’s MACBETH and a 2013 episode of MASTERCHEF. The filmmaking one-stop shop has worked in some capacity on over 50 feature films and over 200 commercials, video games and music projects in its first 3 years. Incorporating state of the art VFX, production, and music scoring facilities within its world class Sci-Fi-inspired buildings, ALVERNIA is one of Europe’s most unique modern studios.
About SPACE AGE (a Hillbilly Television/Different Pictures/FremantleMedia UK production)
Richard Wilson and Simon Callow star as two ageing astronauts on a perilous mission to a faraway planet, battling with loneliness, isolation, and occasionally each other. It is the distant future, and mankind is in need of desperate measures to ease the swelling overpopulation of earth. The solution; send elderly volunteers – men and women who would rather die alone on a distant planet than live out their last years in nursing homes – to prepare new worlds for human settlement. On board the star-ship, our intrepid space travellers contemplate the enormity of their mission, the importance of purpose, and even the definition of life itself.(Hillbilly Television/Different Pictures/FremantleMedia UK).

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