‘Cops and Monsters’ is an on-going supernatural police thriller set in a near future Scotland. Created by 34-year old screenwriter and indie film producer Fraser Coull. The series follows the ‘Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland (PITS)’ as they police and protect the supernatural community in a near-future Scotland.
In 2017 the team successfully crowdfunded the budget for the 8th and final episode of series 1, raising over £15000 to shoot the episodes over two years, starting in 2015. The episodes were released via their YouTube channel along with behind the scenes videos, cast and crew interviews and more.
Series 1 featured guest stars such as Sophie Aldred (Doctor Who), Rachel Teate (Wolfblood), James Mackenzie (Raven), Leona Kate Vaughan (Wolfblood), James Payton (Harry Potter), Caitlin Blackwood (Doctor Who) and Katrina Bryan (Nina and the Neurons), working alongside up-and-coming actors including Simon Weir (Trainspotting 2) and Chris Bain (Shooting Clerks).
The you-tube channel racked up over 15,000 views and gained in subscribers when the team approached My Production, a distribution company looking for indie projects for streaming on Amazon Prime. Since its Amazon launch on October 31st 2017 the series has received over 13,000 views.
Moving ahead with series 2 the team have secured Debbie Moon (BAFTA winning Wolfblood creator), Philip Lawrence (Big Finish) and Simon Underwood (Wolfblood) to join James T Harding (Broadway Baby), Laura Anne Anderson (BAFTA winning team member of CBeebie’s OOglies) and series creator Fraser Coull to pen 6 x 20 minute episodes, which will stream directly on Amazon Prime.
Until May 5th the team are hoping to raise at least £5,000 via Kickstarter in order to fund the first episode of series 2, “Remembrance” by Wolfblood writer Debbie Moon. Anything raised above this will go towards shooting the remaining 5 episodes.
The Kickstarter campaign can be found at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nightisdaymovie/cops-and-monsters-uprising-webseries-production-fu
Watch series 1 on Amazon
Find out more at www.copsandmonsters.co.uk