Haruka Abe: The Scopia Effect

Date - 27 April, 2015, All News Film

Haruka Abe is Keiko in The Scopia Effect which is released on iTunes UK today.

Set in London, The Scopia Effect follows ordinary white-collar office worker, Basia, who after suffering mild depression undergoes hypnotic regression with specialist Dr Edward Stanton. No sooner do these treatments start (somewhat unorthodox in nature) that Basia’s flashbacks caused during regression appear to be not only of a troubled childhood but also of troubled past lives. As these “memories” gush forth, the vivid and warm memories of her young mother’s kindness subside and start to give way to dark forces that seek to disrupt and destroy her. As Basia struggles to hold these dark forces from breaking through into her present, she increasingly struggles to retain her sanity and the ability to fight back. There is a way out but it is hardest path to take, shaking her humanity to the very core.

Overview

Haruka will be seen in Snake Eyes the GI Joe spin-off series for Paramount Pictures.

Other notable screen credits include Miko in all 5 series of the hit comedy Ideal opposite Johnny Vegas and My Phone Genie for ITV1.

Cucumber, About Time for Working Title Films, 47 Ronin for Universal Pictures, The Knife That Killed Me, Random 11 for Vertigo Films, Emerald City for NBC. Most recently she has played series regular Tippi in Kiss me First for Netflix/Channel 4, Tomoko in Channel 4 comedy Stath Lets Flats, May-Ling in BAFTA Cymru nominated Late Shift and Suzume in Giri/Haju for the BBC/Netflix.

Her multi award winning short films Stanley Pickle and Yuki have won worldwide critical acclaim.

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