Synopsis: A suspense drama with a black comic streak, dealing with the terrifying and extraordinary in a uniquely British way – not so much ‘guns blazing’ as ‘putting the kettle on, and pretending none of this is happening’.
Alone in an underground facility deep below the mountains, a tired researcher performs endless tests on Eddie, his desperate, mute test subject.
With no response from his employers, he juggles running the facility and keeping his sanity whilst all the while doing his best to ignore the ever-growing list of questions in the back of his mind.
Just what is wrong with Eddie anyway? How long does he have to stay down there? And why won’t his employer return his messages?
From the Director’s Statement
Eddie actually started life as an off-shoot of a feature project that Jon Williams-Nobbs, my co-writer, and I have been working on for several years. We are both huge sci-fi lovers, but in particular a love of the 1980s sci-fi classics we grew up with and this led us to develop a very British Sci-Fi feature script about a group of hapless scientists in an underground facility, a kind of cross between ‘Withnail and I’ and John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’.
Dark humour was also big aspect of what we wanted to achieve and the slightly surreal ‘B-movie’ atmosphere of the film is wholly intentional. We felt that the best way to offset the potentially very heavy themes of isolation and imprisonment and horror would be to keep our tongues firmly in our cheeks.
Eddie (UK) will be screened at No Gloss Film Festival 2016.