'Rise of the Appliances' is a comedy/sci-fi feature film which I have written and am attached to direct.
Machines rise up and take over the world but instead of being cool cyborgs they are household domestic gadgets like Brevilles and Dysons. Our heroes are a family from a council estate in South Wales who only survived because they had all their stuff repossessed the night before. Somehow, they must band together in order to save themselves and the world.
Rise of the Appliances is a comic satire on the rampant consumerism that led to the worldwide financial collapse. We all bought tons of stuff we didn't need - and instead of connecting with each other - we connected with our iphones, ipads and Playstations instead. Machines were killing us for years - now they're going to finish the job.
Our hero Daz Thomas - lax father and insurance fraudster from Newport in South Wales, has to learn responsiblity and self sacrifice if he is to save his family and the world. All while being attacked by a Babyliss Foot Massager and a Nintendo Nunchuck.
I am co-proudcing the film with producing partner Christian Parton. We have signed a deal with Sales Agent Kaleidoscope who are co-funding the movie along with a number of other finance partners. We aim to start shooting early next year.