PostPanic Pictures set their sights on new episodic drama content: The Salvation
The Salvation (working title), an eight-part drama thriller series, showcases the exciting new working relationship between the writer Justin Lockey and director Mischa Rozema. With the concept completed and scripts written, this teaser was the last piece of the development puzzle:
The Salvation is PostPanic Pictures latest venture into long-form episodic content. The Amsterdam-based film company established a new independent creative incubator for original content following the success of its 2015 concept short SUNDAYS. Written and directed by PostPanic co-founder Mischa Rozema, it was eventually sold to Warner Studios after a bidding war ensued following SUNDAYS premier on Vimeo. PostPanic has since developed projects including Lost Boy (a sci-fi punk feature co-directed by Ash Thorp and Anthony Scott Burns) and award-winning festival short, Little Shit (written and directed by Richard Gorodecky).
On the surface, David Miller, a PTSD ridden Iraq war veteran is trying to come to terms with his present. Deeply scarred by his experiences in Iraq he tries to hold on to every scrap of his humanity. As his world unravels from within, he is shepherded into the past by a fringe network of black project government ghosts and captains of industry. In order to keep his own present intact, he has to look inward to amend the past at the behest of his saviours.
This drama, thriller episodic explores the boundaries of the genre intersecting with sci-fi themes, laced with action-packed sequences.
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This incredible story needs an incredible approach. The script reads like a relentless, action paced thriller. Reinventing the concept of time travelling along the way. A story that connects to virtually everyone. Knowing this, I want to take the viewer on a new and unique journey, avoiding the expectations and pitfalls of any other action based series. I want to challenge the audience intellectually and aesthetically
Mischa Rozema, Director
Lockey and Rozema are a perfect match in terms of storytelling and world creation. They both share a passion and a skill for creating intelligent, unnerving, subtle, dark, beautiful content which ultimately engages and stays in your mind. We’re very excited about this relationship and the new portfolio of surprising television dramas we can introduce to global commissioners and their audiences. The Salvation is one of the most ambitious series we’re developing to date and the teaser is about showcasing the potential of what this drama has to offer.
Ania Markham, Producer
The Salvation came about after I worked on the score with Mischa (and the PostPanic team) for the ‘Report Of Connected Events’ short film.
It became clear that we were both in the same place in terms of stories that are deep and intertwined with a lateral view on reality, on how to twist that. The Salvation is not straightforward. But it’s cool as fuck.
Justin Lockey, Writer