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Almighty star takes on sci-fi role

Michelle Langstone jumped at the chance to act in indie flick Realiti, expected in cinemas next year. Photo / Janna Dixon
Michelle Langstone jumped at the chance to act in indie flick Realiti, expected in cinemas next year. Photo / Janna Dixon

Bubbly screen star Michelle Langstone has wrapped up filming a science-fiction movie.

The Go Girls and The Almighty Johnsons actor juggled her two TV roles with weekends in the capital working on indie flick Realiti, which is expected in cinemas next year.

Langstone said she jumped at the chance to be involved in Realiti, which was shot in short bursts over six months.

"We ended up not shooting 'til around the New Year, by which time another season of Almighty Johnsons was going and I was also doing Go Girls. So it actually became the busiest time of my life," Langstone said.

She describes the film as "noir science-fiction crossed with a psychological thriller".

Former journalist and Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship recipient Chad Taylor wrote the script. Taylor also co-produced with director Jonathan King, who made the comedy-horror Black Sheep in 2006.

Realiti also stars Nathaniel Lees (Sione's Wedding) and Nathan Meister (Black Sheep).

The shoot wrapped last week. King was keen to keep a lid on details as the project entered post-production before a release expected early next year.

"It has been privately production-funded and commenced production in and around Wellington at the beginning of the year. We hope to have it completed and commencing international sales by late this year."

- Herald on Sunday

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