Troubled neuro-parasitology expert JED is summoned to an underground research facility in the Arctic. A fracking accident has unearthed a mysterious parasitic bacterium and the only survivor is his wife, ABIGAIL, a micro-biologist. Called Dolosos, the ancient organism seems to be able to hack into her brain and enhance her mental faculties. Does Dolosos represent the next stage of our evolution or are we about to be subsumed by an alien intelligence?
A contained cerebral sci-fi thriller in the vein of EX MACHINA and MOON, ICE explores a new thought-provoking view of Evolution to delve into the question of what it means to be human.
Voted Best UK Project during the 2019 JETS Co-Production Initiative during Berlinale (below).
ISA Fast Track Fellowship Top 50.
Finalist of the 2020 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Competition and 2020 Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices competition.
In January 2021 Frenzy Films secured a deal with NYC-based Visit Films (IT FOLLOWS, PRIMER, UPSTREAM COLOR) to finance and distribute ICE.
“Ice’s ideas and the vision of the filmmaker had me hooked from the first word. A smartly conceived film with limited need for locations and a small cast make this one potentially very appealing for financiers, not to mention the fact that the film taking place almost entirely inside means the production could happen almost anywhere, a plus in these uncertain times.” Screen Anarchy.
When an alien force blacks out the sun a young family must survive in a perpetually dark world full of predatory creatures. BLACK SKY is a low budget gritty British sci-fi horror along the lines of BIRD BOX and A QUIET PLACE.
In the future, where global warming has wiped out the entire ecosystem, a female bio-engineer is sent back in time to convince a paranoid scientist to trust her with samples of a highly resistant seed he created that could save humanity from self-destruction. This is a contained high concept science-based story designed to be produced on a modest budget à la MOON.
A young mechanic buys a classic car haunted by the vengeful spirit of a teenage girl who was murdered in the back seat. A supernatural horror set in Detroit that explores love and redemption in the vein of IT FOLLOWS and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.
Struggling non-league football team, Whitby United, is bought by an Eastern European vampire entrepreneur, Vladamir Mogdovavich, who’s hell-bent on taking them into the premier league. Ex-Arsenal star and captain of the team, Bobby Edwards, must rise up against the vampires to save the beautiful game from being infected by the living dead. A British action-comedy-horror in the vein of THE WORLD’S END and SHAUN OF THE DEAD.
THE WHITE SHAMAN
Executive producer: Ralph S. Bovard
A naive young doctor travels to Papua New Guinea to search for his father who went missing during the Pacific battles of WW2. When he gets there he discovers secrets about his father he could never have imagined and is propelled into a life and death adventure involving shamanism, cargo cult leaders, and giant crocodiles.
Screenplay by Sean McConville. Winner (Top 10) of the Scriptapalooza Competition out of 4000 entries.