U.K. VFX Guru to Make Big Screen Debut

Steve Gomez will direct sci-fi actioner "Kill Command" from his own script with backing from Vertigo Films.
Steve Gomez's friend Gareth Edwards

LONDON – Visual effects artist and owner of Bandito VFX Steve Gomez is to begin his life in feature length movies with Kill Command.

Gomez, who counts filmmaker Gareth Edwards (Monsters) as a friend, is shooting his debut feature with the backing of U.K. independent production and finance banner Vertigo Films.

With a cast of unknowns, mirroring the casting of Edwards' Monsters, Kill Command details the story of a group of soldiers sent to a remote island to test the latest class of military robot.

Shooting is scheduled for six weeks in the U.K.

Vertigo Distribution will handle U.K. & Ireland with Protagonist Pictures touting the project for international sales.

Producer James Richardson said: "Whilst working on Monsters we jokingly asked if Gareth (Edwards) had a clone and without hesitation he said Steve Gomez."

Richardson said Gomez came into Vertigo, "pitched the robot fest that is Kill Command" and "we knew immediately we had a very exciting film with a very exciting director at the helm."

Since 2006, Gomez has received two Emmy nominations for his visual effects work including a program named Inside The Living Body for Channel 4 and National Geographic.

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