DESTROYING ANGEL

By Catherine LINSTRUM, David John NEWMAN

RONDO MEDIA - as PROD

Thriller - Development 2013

An obsessive man and the woman he stalks are brought together by a homeless child, who uncovers a terrible darkness in the woman’s own life.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Catherine LINSTRUM, David John NEWMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Catherine LINSTRUM, David John NEWMAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Eryl PHILLIPS (Rondo Media)
    • Synopsis
    • Set in dirty, noisy city, this is the story of Jake, a toxicologist obsessed with a woman he’s never yet met. The woman is Laura, a museum curator who also works as a volunteer with homeless people. Jake thinks it’s love. We know it’s a sick love – a stalker love.
      The two meet, brought together by one of the homeless children Laura cares for - a Child. Unaware that he’s her stalker, Laura quickly falls for Jake. Jake should now be the happiest man alive, but instead he’s racked by the fear of Laura finding out who he really is.
      But this isn’t all Jake has to worry about. The Child has latched on to him. She bothers him and it bothers us that she – so vulnerable despite her worldly-wise exterior – should be hanging around this disturbed and potentially dangerous man. At the same time the news emerges of a series of young girls murdered in the city – all homeless runaways.
      The knots in the story now start to tighten: the bodies – which at first appeared to be a series of suicides but are now clearly murder victims - become the focus of Jake’s toxicology work, Laura’s homeless organisation is where the killer seems to be finding the runaways, while the Child has the potential to become one of the victims. And all the while, Jake is waiting for Laura to find out that he – the man she’s fallen in love with – is the one person she hates most in the world.
      Inevitably – and shockingly – the story reaches its dark conclusion: out of these three people there will emerge an angel… and a destroyer.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2013
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