The Wasteland Short Film

Very pleased to announce that Bern Deegan will be playing the role of Laurence in the film The Wasteland. Bern is an Irish actor whose experience spans from feature film, award winning short films and touring theatre. Bern was recently cast in the lead role of 'Peter Nash' in Big Ideas Films Feature Film 'POINT OF NO RETURN' which also stars Paul Ronan, Don Wycherley and Steven Berkoff. The film was Directed by Kevin Glynn and is currently in post production. Bern appeared in the films In Limbo and The Telephone (Nine Ladies Film) Bern can currently be seen in Moliere's The Misanthrope at The Viking theatre in Dublin.

We are very pleased to announce that Johanna Stanton will be playing the lead role of Holly in the film The Wasteland. Johanna has just played the lead in the feature film, Injustice, a hard hitting thriller, where she holds a restaurant full of people hostage. She has also just played Ruth Ellis in the docu/drama, Inside, for Channel 5. Next she will be filming the comedy series 'King Of The Gym'. Johanna won three Best Actress awards for the psychological thriller 'Nightmare Box', Pollygrind, Macabre New York and Long Island. The movie is now set for world wide release in 2017

We are very pleased to announce that Paul Dewdney will be playing the role of Frank in the film The Wasteland. Paul is a British actor born and based in London. His parents hailed from Ireland, Co. Donegal (father) and his mother from Dorset in the West Country.A recent film 'No Place' in fact won first place taking a brace of gongs for 'Best Film' and 'Best Screenplay' at the Forum International Film Festival, New York in late 2013. More recently in July 2015 he won the 'Best Supporting Actor' at the Long Island Film Forum for his role in 'Crossroads' and more recently in 2016 a 'Best Actor' award for the lead role of 'The Inquiry' (2016) at the Burning Reel film festival. He is also up for nomination for Best Actor at the upcoming Nice International Film Festival

We are very pleased to announce that Michael Walters will be joining our team as Composer of the film score.
Michael Walters is the Founder and Director at Storm Force Winds. He holds a PhD in Composition and Psychology from the University of Leeds, UK and hasbeen awarded Fellowships in Composition from the Victoria, Trinity and London Colleges of Music. Michael's catalogue of concert music is published globally and he has been fortunate to receive three Royal Premieres (Regius Adventum 2006, Centuries 2010, Viginti 2014). His music has also been broadcast on the BBC Radio 3 Concert Series (Zygonic De/regeneration 2012, Seven Minutes of Contrarian Zygonicity 2013). In 2017, Michael joined the emerging talent roster at acclaimed Film and TV composer agency SMA Talent Ltd.

Now forging a career in production music, Michael recently composed the winning entry to the ThinkSpace Trailer Competition ('The Edge') and is the composer for the brand new e-comic series 'The Night of the Biplanes'; a homage to the heroes and heroines of World War 1. During 2016 he composed the original score for the Nanyang animation 'The Girl Upstairs', was the contracted composer for the Kamoon Film shorts 'Bragging Rights' & 'Mirror, Mirror' in addition to composing the original score for the latest release from Paternoster Productions 'Red Hoodie' (UK Screen One Film Festival Official Selection). Michael is also currently providing numerous tracks for the Paradox Interactive game 'Crusader Kings II' and is also a regular contributor to a number of production music libraries in the UK and US.

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The Wasteland is a new short film written and directed by Stuart Wheeldon. The film is currently in Pre-Production and scheduled to be shot on location in Derbyshire in July 2017.

Casting for the film took place over April 2017. And filming is now scheduled for the end of 2017. 

The film is a modern day western set in the rolling hills of the Derbyshire Dales, it follows the journey of Laurence a loner who finds work as a dry stone wall builder while passing through the area. He is soon thrown into a world of metal illness and domestic abuse. The film is inspired by the films of Ingmar Bergman and Sergi Leone.

Further updates with regards to the film will be found on this page or under the Production News Section. 

You can find out more details about this film at our dedicated website or IMDB

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