I Am The Doorway’ premiered at the Duke of York’s cinema in Preston Circus this week, DATE August 2015.

The film, directed by Matthew Rowney, was shot in Brighton and Burgess Hill, West Sussex.

Based on a short story by Stephen King, ‘I Am The Doorway‘ tells the story of astronaut Arthur, who undergoes a terrifying change after being infected with an alien virus during a space mission to Venus. Years later, Arthur’s carer Richard comes to realise the devastating consequences of the infection.

Brighton beach, Hotel Pelirocco in Regency Square, and the Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill all feature in the film.

Matthew picked Oli Reynolds, 22, to appear in the production alongside international personalities. The cast is led by Greg Patmore, who starred alongside Kevin Costner in Hatfields & McCoys; Harry Potter’s Shefali Chowdhury; Isabelle Allen, who played Cosette in the film Les Miserables; Mark Arnold, of Desperate Housewives; Luke Brandon-Field from American Poltergeist; and The Office’s Ewen McIntosh.

Matthew said: “Brighton was the ideal location for the film’s shoot. Whether recreating a vintage horror house, a race through Ditchling Common woods, or the destruction of a spaceship’s engine room, the diversity of the South of England meant I could fully realise my vision. We were so fortunate to have a truly international cast, with actors coming from all over England and America, and it’s been fantastic receiving the first feedback about the film after it premiered.”

Matthew secured the rights for ‘I Am The Doorway’ through the Dollar Baby scheme, which was conceived by former The Walking Dead showrunner, Frank Darabont. Through the scheme, King allows aspiring filmmakers to adapt his lesser-known works.

For more information about the film, visit: facebook.com/iamthedoorwayuk.


A version of this article appeared on The Argus.