LOOK THE OTHER WAY AND RUN follows two survivors, Sammy (Chloe Pirrie) and Lee (Jonas Armstrong) in the grey shadows of the UK after society has collapsed. Whilst they seek refuge in a remote country house, they decide to give shelter to another survivor (Ken Nwosu). The dynamic of the group shifts and Sammy must once again fight for her life.
The film was shot in Yorkshire, England, and is being produced for UNION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL by Robyn Forsythe alongside Serena Armitage of Red Breast Productions. It is currently in post production.
Director David Luke Rees is currently developing a feature film titled THE TRAIL with his executive producer on this project, Bennett McGhee, and has an number of other projects in development under his newly formed company Crooked Smile Films with writing partner Madelaine Isaac.
Rees said: “I’m excited to be coming to the end of post-production. I am grateful for all the hard work from the cast and crew, who filmed in some seriously intense conditions provided by the 'beast from the east'. I wanted to make a thriller that gets under the skin of gender preconceptions, and the uncertain times we live in and I hope people respond to what we’ve created.”
“Sammy” - Chloe Pirrie
BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Chloe Pirrie will next be seen in Amazon series “Carnival Row” and BBC One’s legal thriller series “The Victim”. She made her feature film debut in Scott Graham’s SHELL, a breakout role for which she won the British Independent Film Award for Best Newcomer. Other notable on-screen credits include Oscar-winning short film STUTTERER, Tom Harper’s “War & Peace”, independent feature BURN BURN BURN, Sally Wainwright’s Brontë sister drama “To Walk Invisible”, Charlie Brooker’s “Black Mirror”, BBC/Netflix co-production “Troy: Fall of a City” and Netflix’s “The Crown”.
“Lee” - Jonas Armstrong
Jonas Armstrong can currently be seen in ITV’s six part drama series “The Bay” opposite Morven Christie, Daniel Ryan and Tracie Bennett. He is most well known for playing the lead role in BBC One’s “Robin Hood” which aired for three seasons. He reunites with Pirrie on this film as they previously collaborated on the series “Troy: Fall of a City.” His feature film credits include Warner Bros.’ EDGE OF TOMORROW opposite Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt which grossed over $370 million worldwide and WALKING WITH THE ENEMY opposite Ben Kingsley and Hannah Tointon.
“Ben” - Ken Nwosu
Ken Nwosu is an accomplished stage actor having appeared in several Royal Shakespeare Company productions including The Alchemist, Othello and The Merchant of Venice. He starred in director Ned Bennett’s sold out and critically acclaimed production of An Octoroon written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at the Orange Tree Theatre and continued his role in the play’s transfer to the National Theatre in summer 2018. On the small screen, Nwosu will next be seen as the male lead in ITV’s three-part drama series “Sticks and Stones”. Knowsu is currently working on the new Netflix fantasy adaptation of "The Letter For The King". He was the winner of the 2016 Ian Charleson Award.