Keel Films, in association with Universal Pictures, Indomina Releasing and Pinewood Studios Group, is delighted to announce start of production of psycho-comedy A Fantastic Fear of Everything, starring Simon Pegg. Shooting commenced on 6th July 2011, production is shooting on location in London and at Shepperton Studios.
A Fantastic Fear of Everything is written and directed by musician-turned-filmmaker Crispian Mills (Kula Shaker, marking his feature debut. He is joined by co-director and animator Chris Hopewell as part of a collaboration with Collision Films, whose award-winning work includes Radiohead’s There There and The Killers’ Smile Like You Mean It. A Fantastic Fear of Everything is produced by Geraldine Patten.
Universal Pictures will release the film in the UK, as well as Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America. Indomina will release the film in the U.S. and handle sales for all other territories worldwide. Indomina is also providing production financing.
Jack (Simon Pegg) is a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear.
Starring Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible 4, Star Trek) as Jack, and introducing Alan Drake, A Fantastic Fear of Everything also stars Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited), Clare Higgins (Hellraiser) and Sheridan Smith (Hysteria).
A Fantastic Fear of Everything is the first film to receive backing from ‘Pinewood Films’ – a new finance initiative for small budget independent British films by the Pinewood Studios Group.