TV director Matt Barber (Lethal Weapon, The 100), has signed on to direct the urban fantasy-thriller feature Guardian.
Guardian is Barber’s feature film directorial debut and is being produced by Nick Byassee (48 Hours to Live), Joseph Lanius (To the Bone) and Shing Ka (Revenge of The Green Dragons), with Lyndon A.V. Brown (Exposed) executive producing and Judy Henderson (Homeland) serving as casting director.
“I’m attracted to projects that deal with traumatic family experiences,” said Matt Barber. “Exploring the various ways, we as human’s cope, process and find connection in the aftermath.”
Based on an original screenplay by Marc Cubelli (Kids vs Monsters) and Jaime Zevallos (The Summoning), Guardian tells the story of a prostitute who befriends a homeless young orphan boy who is building a time machine in order to travel back in time to rescue his family who perished in a car accident.
The project is an original blend of science-fiction, spirituality, action, and crime, and is set to lens in the Spring of 2018 in Atlanta.