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Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment doubles as Swiss CERN's scenery for Irish Sci-Fi Movie

Press Release   •   Dec 16, 2013 16:41 GMT

December 16th 2013

beActive, a Dublin-based company and award winning TV, Film and Digital studio, is on the verge of releasing its brand new sci-fi production that's going to hit cinemas all across Ireland on January 10th.

The movie was shot in the fall of 2012 in Ireland, in an old boutique hotel in the outer region of Dublin City and the Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Works was used to recreate the CERN complex. "Collider" has over 70 digital visual effects, including reconstructions and scenery scenes entirely on computer generated imagery (CGI). These special effects include the recreation of the CERN campus, the scene where the campus tunnels flood tunnels and the design of the creatures attacking the survivors, called the Unknown.

"Collider" is a co-production between Ireland and Portugal. It is based on a comic book whose action unfolds in Geneva and was inspired by experiments performed at the CERN campus, where scientists found the Higgs Boson and won the Nobel Prize in physics 2013.

With the theme of  "What would you do if you could go back in time?", "Collider" action takes place in 2018, the planet has just collapsed and the human species will be wiped out due to a succession of natural disasters and the emergence a mutant race called the Unknown. In the movie, Peter, Alisha, Carlos, Fiona, Luke and Lucy must join forces to reactivate the Collider to go back in time and prevent the apocalypse. This will not be an easy journey: in less than 24 hours, the time portal will close forever...

Directed by Irish helmer Jason Butler (Republic of Telly, The Rubberbandits) and produced by Nuno Bernardo, Triona Campbell and John McDonnell, "Collider" features actors Iain Robertson (Basic Instinct 2, Plunkett & Macleane, The Contractor, Band of Brothers) and Lucy Cudden (Pulp, Judas Ghost Afterlife) in the lead roles. It was written by two-time EMMY nominee Nuno Bernardo ("Final Punishment" and "Beat Girl").

"Collider" had its première in Portugal last November 2013 and will reach Ireland, UK, USA and Japan in January 2014. The movie was produced using the Irish section 481 tax incentives and Portuguese fund - FICA.

Collider Motion Picture Trailer:

For more information please contact:

Vera Carrondo - Marketing & Media Relations
Phone: +351 93 9011779

beActive is an award winning and EMMY-nominated TV, Film and Digital studio with a decade of experience in Film and TV production, international co-production, licensing and distribution of entertainment content across a multitude of platforms. The company has offices in Lisbon, London and Dublin and joint ventures with production companies in Canada and Brazil.