AXIS unfolds over a single day inside a car navigating the highways of Los Angeles, with much of the story being driven forward by phone calls with the main character, who finds himself in an unexpected race to avert a personal crisis.
Several actors are attached to provide character voices, including Irish actresses Paula Malcomson ( Ray Donovan, The Hunger Games) and Bronagh Waugh (The Fall). Jonathan Sadowski (Live Free or Die Hard) and Tyler are also attached to voice characters. Tyler and Hughes collaborated previously on the drama "Ar Scàth," a short film shot on location in Galway, Ireland in December of 2014, with Hughes again writing and acting and Tyler directing.
In addition to a "traditional" screening format, AXIS will also be shot for 3D screening. The filmmakers will utilize leading-edge new 3D technology to give audiences a radical 360-degree viewing opportunity — allowing them to look "inside" the car as the story unfolds — creating the feeling that viewers are actually embedded within the movie, and giving them an innovative and truly immersive filmgoing experience.
"AXIS provides an exciting opportunity to use innovations in 360-degree photography in a robust new way," says Aisha Tyler. She continues, "By utilizing a contained setting in a fresh way, using new techniques, we are creating an opportunity to engage in storytelling that is both expansive and limitless. This movie is going to be a whole hell of a lot of fun to make."
AXIS is currently in pre-production. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in 2016.
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