Jack Brett Anderson to Lead Mental Health Drama ‘The Insect Life’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jack Brett Anderson (“Wolf Blood,” “The Great”) is set to play the male lead in upcoming feature film “The Insect Life

Published Time: 03.06.2024 - 14:31:25 Modified Time: 03.06.2024 - 14:31:25

Jack Brett Anderson (“Wolf Blood,” “The Great”) is set to play the male lead in upcoming feature film “The Insect Life.”

The project marks the feature debut of writer/director James Hughes and his production banner Sunset Aperture. Hughes previously directed various award-winning shorts starring the likes of Georgina Campbell and Tobias Menzies.

“The Insect Life” is set to tell the emotional story of two lost souls —Levi and Céleste —who both suffer from mental health issues and romantically cling to one another until addiction tears them apart into two parallel journeys of metamorphosis that contrast their chances of survival. Anderson will play Levi, the first confirmed casting on the film.

“There are few times in life when you read a script that completely immerses you like ‘The Insect Life,’ and it is visually stunning,” Anderson said in a statement. “Levi and Céleste, for me, are like the shining of on -

e soul and in turn, the dimming of another.”

Alongside Hughes, who has been developing the screenplay for “The Insect Life” for a decade, the production will include Richard Bell as director of photography. Paul Craig at Viewtorch Pictures Media will executive produce.

“I have always had a deep-seated passion to tell a visual story about the importance of our support systems,” Hughes said. “Especially in connection with a key question that has driven this project: If your world breaks, will your support system save you? This is the driving core of‘The Insect Life.‘”

Jack Brett Anderson is repped by United Agents and Jade East PR.

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