The team behind the eagerly-anticipated not-for-profit Strontium Dog fan film have released a few photos from their costume test day, and introduce actors Matthew Simpson, who has kindly agreed to play the part of Johnny Alpha in the film, and Kevin Horsham, who will play companion Wulf Sternhammer.
The film, which will be directed by Steven Sterlacchini & Steve Green, is based on the work of Carlos Ezquerra, John Wagner and Alan Grant created for 2000AD.
Matthew Simpson is an actor and producer, whose credits include the recently-released Knavish Folk – the story of a cop, quarterback, hitman, gangster, and thief whose lives intertwine when they are presented with the perfect heist by a mysterious man only known as Hermes – Olive Green (2014) and Scherbo, due to be released next year. He’s also the Creative Director at Ekstasy, an international creative agency, specialising in Film Production, Music Production and Publishing.
Here’s Matthew’s show reel – and there’s more films featuring the actor on Vimeo…
Kevin Horsham, a police officer making the transition to actor who also appeared in Olive Green, is an experienced actor with a career spanning over 15 years in the industry. The Plymouth-based actors recent credits include the World War One film The Levellers/Mutiny, The Midnight Horror Show and Korin, and his skills include a number of martial arts – handy talents for the role of Wulf Sternhammer!
“I’m a hard working actor and will attempt any role to widen my acting abilities,” he says in a post on the BBC Film Network site. “In my spare time, if I ever have any I spend it with my wife and family, I ride my motorbike, I rough shoot with rifle and shotgun, I write books, sing in a band, charity fund raise for Parkinsons, and if there is anytime left try to get some sleep!”
Here’s his showreel on Vimeo:
Digital modelling on the costumes is by Steve Green, with additional digital modelling, prop fabrication and costume build by Dan at Planet Replicas Ltd. The Undersuit is the work of Victoria Wilder.
• For more information on the project visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/strontiumdogfanfilm
• Follow Matthew Simpson on Twitter @MattSimpson009
• Follow Kevin Horsham on Twitter @KJHORSHAM
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