Aliens invade Bristol in new web sci-fi

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 October 2015

ITV news reader Ian Axton appearing on Horizon.

ITV news reader Ian Axton appearing on Horizon.

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Shots of Clifton Suspension Bridge in flames and an alien spaceship hovering on Bristol’s horizon sound like the stuff of nightmares, but a film-maker from Portishead will be bringing the disturbing scenes to life in a new web series.

An alien spaceship which hovers over Bristol in a new web series.An alien spaceship which hovers over Bristol in a new web series.

Paul Dubridge, aged 38, who attended Gordano School, has teamed up with Simon Pearce and Chris Marshfield to pen a 10-part sci-fi series called Horizon and nearly all of the scenes are shot in Bristol.

The show follows five friends who decide to evacuate Bristol after an alien ship appears on the horizon.

The intentions of the visitors are unknown and the city is gripped by panic as looters take over and the military prepare to attack.

Loyalties and friendships are put to the test as the friends flee the city and try to reach their loved ones in time.

Bristol under attack in a new web series.Bristol under attack in a new web series.

Paul said: “It’s drama, action and sci-fi all rolled in to one and it’s been great fun to make but not without its challenges.

“We have over 20 speaking roles and had a crew of over 30 people brought in to help make it. It has lots of computer graphics and special effects with over 140 CGI shots in the show, which is why it has taken two years to make.

“In one episode, we needed a TV news reporter to report what was happening in the city and we managed to rope in ITV News presenter Ian Axton to do a cameo for us. Ian added so much gravitas and realism, it was wonderful and very kind of him to lend his time and support.”

Its creators have set up a website dedicated to the show at www.horizonwebseries.com and the first episode will be released on the website on October 5 at 8pm.

Scenes of distruction in new web series Horizon.Scenes of distruction in new web series Horizon.

New episodes will be released each night, excluding the weekend, until October 16.


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