A Dark Reflection
Duration: 102 mins
Starring: Georgina Sutcliffe, Rita Ramnani, Marina Sirtis, Mark Dymond, Nicholas Day, Stephen Tompkinson, Paul Antony-Barber
Director: Tristan Loraine
The film is based on actual events. Leading investigative journalist Helen Eastman (GEORGINA SUTCLIFFE, The Song of Lunch) returns to the United Kingdom after a disastrous assignment in the Middle East and takes a new job at a local paper to be closer to her air traffic controller boyfriend, Joe Forbes (TJ HERBERT, 31 North 62 East). Rather than be happy that she has finally given up her high profile career to be closer to him, he is despondent having been suspended from work, following a serious JASP Air in flight safety incident on his shift. The incident is not in the public domain, triggering Helen's instinctive journalistic curiosity to ask. Why not? Helen convinces her new editor Nick Robertson (PAUL ANTONY-BARBER, V for Vendetta) that there must be more to the incident known as Flight 313, then JASP Airlines and the aviation regulator are admitting to. Helen is allocated trainee journalist Natasha Stevens (RITA RAMNANI, The Hunt for Gollum) to investigate matters further. As they probe the aviation industry for answers, a well-orchestrated pattern of denial emerges but they soon discover they are not the first to ask difficult questions. When JASP Air Captain, David Morris (STEPHEN TOMPKINSON, Wild at Heart) dies his flight attendant wife Isabelle Morris (LEAH BRACKNELL, Emmerdale) discovers David has been investigating the same flight safety issue for many years. Helen and Natasha discover both pilots and passengers are at risk but how can they prove it? This becomes there biggest ever assignment but they have a formidable adversary - the aviation industry - where cash pays for silence. New JASP Air CEO Ben Tyrell (MARK DYMOND, Die Another Day) discovers Flight 313 is not a one off event and asks his own questions. When JASP Air head engineer Alan Morgan (RUPERT HOLLIDAY-EVANS, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) reveals the industry has an engine design problem, he soon discovers the darker side of the airline industry and its secret campaign of denial being withheld by airline owners Charles and Maggie Jaspar (NICHOLAS DAY, The Wolfman and MARINA SIRTIS, Star Trek). Now Ben is faced with the very real moral question. Corporate Profit or Public Safety?