Josh Casswell: Blackout

Date - 10 September, 2013, All News Television
Josh Caswell | Sainou Talent Agency London

Josh Casswell features in Blackout, a new ‘what if’ docudrama exploring the effects of a devastating cyber-attack on Britain’s national electricity grid.

Based on expert advice and meticulous research, Blackout combines real user-generated footage, alongside fictional scenes, CCTV archive and news reports to build a terrifyingly realistic account of Britain being plunged into darkness.

The film plots the days following a nationwide power cut, as experienced by a cast of ordinary characters struggling to feed and protect themselves and their families. These eyewitness accounts reveal the disastrous impact of a prolonged blackout on hospitals, law and order, transport, and our food and water supplies.

The programme casts members of the public from user-generated footage, weaving real-life archive with scripted drama to tell the story of how Britain could descend into chaos and anarchy without power.

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Overview

Doncaster born Josh Casswell filmed the co-lead on new British feature Taken In.

His more recent work includes Doctors for BBC Television and Blackout for Raw TV and Channel 4.

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