Trailer for horror film ‘Protein’ shot in Swansea and Llanelli released
The streets seem dark and the action even darker.
And when shots rang out, residents had every right to be concerned.
But the disturbance on the streets of Loughor a year ago was actually nothing more sinister than the sounds of a film being produced.
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And now residents have the chance to get a taste of what it was all about, with the release of the first trailer for the horror thriller called Protein. The films tell the story of a traumatized serial killer who shows up in a small town in South Wales, causing havoc among the local petty underworld. You can get more Swansea news and other story updates by subscribing to our newsletters here.
WARNING: Viewer discretion advised – trailer contains swearing/violence/ore/drug use
And that’s the work of Carmarthenshire-based production company Broadside Films, directed by Tony Burke and produced by Tom Gripper. Tom said: “The film is currently in post-production but will be released later this year. We are hoping to hold a festival first before it is released on a larger scale, but we are also hoping to have some local screenings. in Wales, particularly near where it was filmed.
“I’m really proud of it. Even before I cut it, it was really exciting. It’s really well directed and really well acted, and thanks to the amazing crew, it looks really good. I’m really excited for people to see this.
“The trailer features some of the scenes we shot in Gorseinon and Llanelli so people can recognize them. And of course we’re really grateful to the people of Swansea and Carmarthenshire for their patience and support with us, as well that the Sin City team in Swansea, who were amazing and very accommodating, we are very grateful to them.” These are all the TV and film projects made in Wales in Spring 2022.
Filming of the scenes took place largely in Swansea and Llanelli, as well as Ammanford and Penlan. The filming scene that made headlines a year ago centered on Ritchie’s laundry services at Bryn Road in Loughor, when local residents were briefed ahead of filming.
The cast includes Charles Dale, Richard Mylan, Claire Cage, Kai Owen, Richard Elis, Kevin McCurdy and Jamie Kenna – currently starring in Coronation Street. His starring role is Craig Russell, the man behind the cult 2017 sci-fi horror/comedy film Canaries, telling the story of an alien invasion that coincided with a New Year’s Eve party in Lower Cwmtwrch, and has won numerous awards. He is currently filming in Morocco for another lead role in a new Netflix series.
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