The Gallery interactive film had its UK premiere at the Independent Directions (INDIs) Film Festival. 

The full cinema release will take place at selected locations in London in late March.

The Gallery is the work of the Raschid family based in Ealing, West London. The family comprises Sagarika (mother); Neville (father) and son, Paul. Sagarika and Neville. Paul was born and raised in London.

Written and directed by Paul Raschid, The Gallery is a  combination of hostage thriller and social drama with a dash of world film festival cinema aesthetic. The Gallery has been created 'to engage both film fans and gamers through the film’s two time periods - 1981 and 2021'.

The cinema version lasts around 140 minutes with a screening of both time periods or 70 minutes with a screening of one time period.

The cinema screening takes place with a Facilitator “playing” The Gallery on a laptop using Steam with the lap-top connected to the auditorium’s screen and sound system via HDMI link. As the audience enters, they are given “Glowsticks” which they use to vote for their choices.

The Facilitator pauses the film for 2-3 seconds at each decision point. The majority choice of the audience as indicated by the “Glowsticks” prevails and the film continues. See the short video of the in-cinema experience from the link below.

The Gallery cast includes George Blagden (Louis XIV in Versailles and Athelstan in Vikings), Anna  Popplewell (Susan Pevensie in Disney’s Narnia franchise), Kara Tointon (Mr. Selfridge and  Eastenders); Rebecca Root (The Queen’s Gambit); Richard Fleeshman (The Sandman and  Coronation Street), Shannon Tarbet (Killing Eve and Love Sarah) and Fehinti Balogun (I May  Destroy You).

It is available now on PC via Steam (PC and Mac), PlayStation 4 & 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, iOS (Apple Store) and Android (Google Play Store).