The Darkest Universe. Image shows from L to R: Alice (Tiani Ghosh), Toby (Joe Thomas)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2016
Stars
Will Sharpe, Tiani Ghosh, Joe Thomas, Sophia Di Martino, Raph Shirley, Chris Langham, Sharon D Clarke, Ewan Bailey and more
Writers
Tiani Ghosh and Will Sharpe
Directors
Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe
Producers
Jo-Jo Ellison, Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe

The Darkest Universe is a strange comedy drama about grief, obsession and the unknown. Zac is a hapless young trader who leaves the city to search the canals of Britain for his sister Alice, her boyfriend Toby and their disappearing narrowboat.

When the police find no trace of Alice, Toby or the boat, Zac begins a solo campaign to raise public awareness. His increasingly unhinged video blogs at FindAlice.com show a lonely and frustrated man who's losing hope and his grip on reality. Zac's search for his sister becomes a search for himself.

Additional details

UK certificate
15
Duration
87 minutes
UK release
Friday 4th November 2016
UK premiere
Saturday 30th April 2016, Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly Circus
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

All previous repeats
  • Monday 20th November 2017 at 11:15pm on Film4

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