Filmed entirely during lockdown and starring Ian McKellen and Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones), sci-fi thriller Infinitum: Subject Unknown will soon be released in the UK.
From Fizz and Ginger Films (The Isle, Two Down), Infinitum: Subject Unknown is co-written and directed by Matthew Butler-Hart and co-written and stars Tori Butler-Hart, alongside McKellen and Hill.
At the beginning of the Coronavirus lockdown, Matthew and Tori shot the feature film with just the two of them on set and the crew working remotely, with footage being sent to the editor, VFX artist and colourist at the end of each day to make sure everything was going to plan…
The film follows Jane (Tori Butler-Hart) who wakes up in a strange attic, in a parallel world, with seemingly no way out. We soon realise that she is stuck in a time-loop, destined to relive the same day over and over with little memory of her doing it before. But with each ‘reset’ she starts to remember more and begins to piece together what may be happening to her, with clues pointing to a Professor Aaron Ostergaard (Conleth Hill) and Dr. Charles Marland-White (Ian McKellen).
As she makes her way to the mysterious Wytness Quantum Research Centre to find a way to stop it, she begins to get glimpses into other worlds and other versions of herself. But each time she seems to be getting closer to an answer she is immediately reset back to the attic she fears, to once more start her journey to learn the truth.
As she travels from the city to the hidden research centre, she sees that the world is entirely empty. There is evidence that life was once here, houses, cars and zeppelins hovering above, but everything is boarded up and abandoned. At night however, Jane sees torches and helicopters in the distance and discovers that soldiers are searching for her, adding to her desperation to get to the research centre and look for answers that might send her home.
Once inside the centre the laws of time become erratic and Jane sees glimpses of people who are clearly living in another world, but whose actions are having an influence on the one she is trapped in, and those effects are growing worse with every ‘reset’…
Infinitum: Subject Unknown will be released in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on all VOD platforms on 22 March.