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Filming starts on new psychological thriller ‘Requiem’ for Netflix, BBC One
MUMBAI: Filming has commenced in Newport, Wales on a psychological thriller series ‘Requiem’ for internet TV network Netflix and UK pubcaster the BBC, created and written by Kris Mrksa (The Slap, Underbelly) and directed by Mahalia Belo (Volume, Ellen).
Requiem is commissioned by BBC One and co-produced by New Pictures (The Missing, Indian Summers) and Netflix in association with all3media International; Netflix will debut the series globally outside of the UK.
Production funding support from the Welsh Government ensured ‘Requiem’ is set and filmed in Wales, securing work for Welsh crews, facilities companies and local suppliers.
all3media International is handling all international sales.
What if you want to find out who you really are – but you don’t like the answer?
In 1994 a toddler disappears from a small Welsh town, never to be seen again. Twenty-three years later, talented young cellist Matilda, played by Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond, About Time), has her life turned upside down by her mother’s inexplicable suicide. In the wake of the tragedy, Matilda begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself, embarking on a quest that leads her to that Welsh village – a place haunted by its own past, where the secrets she uncovers threaten to unravel her very identity.
A psychological thriller with subtle supernatural undertones, ‘Requiem’ avoids giving easy answers, playing instead on uncertainty and ambiguity while interrogating our contemporary obsession with personal identity. Matilda is joined on her journey to discover the truth by loyal best friend Hal (Joel Fry) and Nick (James Freecheville), another stranger in town who may not be all that he seems.
The cast includes Lydia Wilson, Joel Fry and James Frecheville.
Creator, writer Kris Mrksa said, ” ‘Requiem’ is the show I’ve always wanted to make. To be making it with the team at New Pictures, and for the BBC and Netflix, networks that I so greatly admire, really is a dream come true.”
New Pictures executive producer Willow Grylls said, “We are thrilled to have BBC One, Netflix and all3media International as partners on this exciting new project from Kris Mrksa which will be helmed by award winning director Mahalia Belo.”
BBC Drama controller Piers Wenger said, “Kris Mrksa’s Requiem is a unique thriller with a strong authorial vision and a wonderful cast confirmed. BBC One continues to bring audiences exciting and bold original drama series.”