Paranormal Thriller 'Residue' Starts Shooting in Leeds (18/11/2013)

Principal photography commenced on multi-platform feature film Residue on 18 November 2013. The picture, supported by Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund, will be shot on location across Leeds, Bradford and at Green Screen Studios in Selby. Residue is a paranormal thriller following the lives of eight characters, all caught up in the aftermath of a freak explosion at the heart of their sprawling, futuristic city.

Residue is to be directed by Alex Garcia, from critically acclaimed shows Misfits and Utopia with lead producer Matador Pictures’ Charlotte Walls. Creator and writer John Harrison (Tales from the Dark Side, Dune) also Exec Produces with Matador's Nigel Thomas and Screen Yorkshire's Hugo Heppell.

Residue stars an impressive ensemble cast of British acting talent including Natalia Tena, (Game of Thrones), Iwan Rheon, pictured, (Misfits, Game of Thrones), Jamie Draven (The Mill, Badland), Danny Webb (Alien 3, Sherlock Holmes), Brian Ferguson (Taggart), Angela Matsuura (Utopia), Franz Drameh (Attack the Block) Adrian Schiller (Brighton Rock, Holby City), and Geraldine James (Sherlock Holmes), all of whom were cast by Julie Harkin (The Fades, Utopia). 

Charlotte Walls of Matador Pictures commented: “We are thrilled to be working with Alex Garcia and John Harrison on Residue. The guys have created a story-world that is utterly compelling and has attracted a really high calibre of exciting British talent on both sides of the camera who will make sure that Residue is as ambitious, stylised, and elevated as they come.”


Renowned photojournalist Jennifer Preston is investigating the aftermath of a freak explosion of unknown origin at the center of her hedonistic city. Known simply as ‘the Catastrophe’, this shocking tragedy has left behind a festering wound on the city’s psyche: a several square mile Quarantine Zone (known as the QZ) of evacuated buildings and abandoned streets. Nobody in nobody out! With unexplained and increasingly bizarre acts of violence happening across the city, Jennifer begins to see strange ephemeral phantoms in her photographs. She soon becomes obsessed with the idea that a paranormal phenomenon has been unleashed. Jennifer’s investigations become a race against time to uncover the truth before her career, and eventually her own life, are in danger…

Content Media Corporation presents a Matador Pictures production in association with Gloucester Place Films, Green Screen Productions and Screen Yorkshire.