Genre Talent Lines Up for Indie UK Sci-Fi Thriller Dreck

DRECK JUNK STILLS SELECTED 002A new British Sci-fi thriller is nearing completion and it sounds pretty good.

The cast for Dreck sounds like a who’s who of modern genre Tv shows that includes actor and actresses from shows such as Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactic, Eureka, Sinbad, DaVinci’s Demons, GI:Joe,Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Now ok some of those shows weren’t exactly stellar (Sinbad I’m looking at you) but getting more British genre films on the big screen is an admirable goal in my mind. Films like Dog Soldiers and Moon shows what you can do with a solid cast working on a small budget.


Stellar Cast Line-up for Indie UK Movie

Shooting is nearing completion on Dreck, a sci-fi thriller that will reach cinemas later this year.

The film, written and directed by Justin Trefgarne, features a stellar line-up that includes Elliot Cowan (Sinbad, DaVinci’s Demons, Hammer of the Gods), Jonathan Pryce (G.I Joe: Retaliation, Dark Blood), Elodie Yung (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey, Pillars of the Earth), James Callis (Battlestar Galactica, Flash Forward, A Town Called Eureka), Lenora Crichlow (Being Human, Doctor Who) and Nicky Henson (Syriana, Vera Drake) amongst others.

Shot entirely on location in London and Wales, Dreck is set in the near future where natural resources are scarce and all classes of drugs have been legalised. The Drecks is an elite unit created by an over-stretched police force to keep the black market dealers off the streets and the licensed drug companies rich.

Former addict, now Dreck, Frank Grieves (Cowan) is called to investigate an unidentifiable corpse out in the industrial wastelands beyond the teeming Central City. It appears the victim has been injected with a substance that cannot be traced. However, Grieves is warned off any further investigation by his superiors. When a second body shows up – this time alive – and then disappears, Grieves finds himself on wrong side of the biggest drug company of them all – Ambro.

As his options evaporate one by one and his corrupt superiors turn on him, Grieves is cut loose by the law and separated from the people he loves. The only way to clear his name is to uncover the truth about Ambro and this new drug. But it may already be too late, as Grieves soon realises that the answers he seeks are closer to home than he could have ever imagined.

Cowan, who also co-produces the film, says, “I started as an actor on this film, happy to take on the challenge of a fantastic lead role.  But so strong is the story, so high is the ambition and so infectious is Justin’s talent and enthusiasm for this film, I want to see it to the finish line and beyond. I really believe such collaboration can defy the odds and change the landscape in which British film is made.”

Adds Trefgarne, “With Dreck we kind of went against all the prevailing wisdom for a first film.  We just couldn’t face trying to make everything work for three characters in a house and so we went in completely the opposite direction.  It’s taken its time but as we get close to finishing production, I look at what we’ve achieved and I realise we have made an epic.”

Reporter: Nuge


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