Magazine article Screen International

Production Begins on Sci-Fi Thriller 'Code 8'

Magazine article Screen International

Production Begins on Sci-Fi Thriller 'Code 8'

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Filming to continue in Toronto until mid-July 2017; Elevation targets 2019 Canada release.

Principal photography has commenced on Jeff Chan's sci-fi thriller Code 8.

Code 8 is set in a world where four percent of the population is born with supernatural powers and face discrimination and a life of privation. The film centres on a young man with abilities who clashes with a militarised police unit after committing a series of crimes.

Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell star alongside Sung Kang, Kari Matchett, Greg Bryk, and Aaron Abrams.

The film is based on Chan's short film of the same name that inspired an Indiegogo campaign in 2016 that exceeded its initial $200,000 goal by raising more than $1.7m, allowing for production to begin on the feature version.

In addition to the Indiegogo funds raised, Code 8 is financed by Telefilm Canada and the Fyzz Facility. …

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