Gary Love, Director and Producer of the recently nominated British Independent Film, The Dark Mile, announced today that an alternative ending will be released at the films UK Premiere taking place at The Raindance Film Festival on the 29 September 2017.
The decision came about after a summer of screenings at Edinburgh Film Festival (EIFF) where the film was selected for Best of Fest and further screenings at GAZE Film Festival in Dublin. The Dark Mile's production company, The Bridge Films, reviewed the feedback received by industry players, audience and the cast after EIFF and collectively decided to recut the last 5 minutes.
We asked Gary the main reasoning behind the alternative ending and this is what he had to say; "We had a niggling feeling for quite sometime that something wasn't right... friends and family were too kind and unfortunately with such a tight budget we didn't have the funding for test screenings, so Edinburgh and GAZE were instrumental in delivering exactly what a focus group would've done. Actually I'd say more because the people attending these festivals are Film people... generally they love film. The audience feedback and outspoken opinions were invaluable; they all helped us take what would've been an average ending, and turn it on it's head, delivering something much more cohesive yet alarming." The trailer is above.