Two Decades. Two identities. It’s going to take everything you’ve got to survive the night.
The Gallery interactive film will have its UK premiere at the Independent Directions (INDIs) Film Festival on 22nd February before arriving in selected cinemas in March.
Written and directed by Paul Raschid, one of the most prolific interactive filmmakers, The Gallery is a thrilling combination of hostage thriller and social drama with a dash of world film festival cinema aesthetic.
The Gallery has been created to engage both film fans and gamers with its blend of high production values, stellar cast and a nuanced script depicting the film’s two time periods – 1981 and 2021 – both of which are of considerable political, social, and cultural significance in UK history.
The cinema version lasts around 140 minutes with a screening of both time periods or 70 minutes with a screening of one time period.
The cinema screening takes place with a Facilitator playing The Gallery on a laptop using Steam with the laptop connected to the auditorium’s screen and sound system via HDMI link. As the audience enters, they are given glowsticks, which they use to vote for their choices. The Facilitator pauses the film for two to three seconds at each decision point. The majority choice of the audience, as indicated by the glowsticks, prevails, and the film continues.
The Gallery cast includes George Blagden (Louis XIV in Versailles and Athelstan in Vikings), Anna Popplewell (Susan Pevensie in Disney’s Narnia franchise), Kara Tointon (Mr. Selfridge and Eastenders); Rebecca Root (The Queen’s Gambit); Richard Fleeshman (The Sandman and Coronation Street), Shannon Tarbet (Killing Eve and Love Sarah) and Fehinti Balogun (I May Destroy You).
The Gallery is now available on PC via Steam (PC and Mac), PlayStation 4 & 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, iOS (Apple Store) and Android (Google Play Store)