14 June 2024

First Look At Scott Lyus Walking Against The Rain

When it comes to supporting film, we should support all, especially independent film. One of those films is Scott Lyus‘ apocalyptic monster road film Walking Against The Rain, which has now entered Post production.

The feature marks Lyus’s film debut, the graphic tale of two strangers navigating their way through a barren landscape, was shot in fifteen days in locations including Kirklinton Hall & Gardens, Eden Valley Railway and Lake Buttermere.

Lyus’s UK-produced film, which he also wrote, Chris Nials a long time collaborator is also onboard. He and Lyus have created several successful short films, including Silently Within Your Shadow, Echoes of the Passed and, most recently, the multi award-winning Black Mass. When it comes to the creature’s design, that lies with renowned SFX artist Dan Martin (Host, Lords of Chaos).

Lyus commentated: “Production on Walking Against the Rain was a dream come true. The crew delivered above and beyond, with the cast bringing each character to life in breath-taking ways. I got to work with some of the most talented people in indie film, with everyone pulling in the same direction to create a unique and spellbinding monster movie. I cannot wait to put the film together and unleash it upon the world.”

We’ve been sent some first look images from the film, check them out below…

Set six months after a biblical plague has fallen upon the world, WALKING AGAINST THE RAIN tells the story of two strangers, Tommy (Reece Douglas) and Blair (Sophia Eleni) who are navigating their way across a barren landscape in a desperate attempt to find each other. With their only form of communication being two soon-to-die battery operated radio mics and with a new evil in the shape of ‘The Forsaken’ tracking them down, they must learn to confront loss and rediscover a trust in humanity. Or die.

The film stars Cruel Summer’s Reece Douglas, newcomer Sophia Eleni, Johnny Vivash (Book of Monsters) and James Swanton as monster creation ‘The Forsaken’.

There is no word on when Walking Against The Rain will be released yet.

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