The film stars Agyness Deyn (Pusher) as Lily O'Connor with support from Lenora Crichlow (Being Human), Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction), Paul Anderson (The Sweeney), Tom Georgeson (Notes on a Scandal) and Alice Lowe (Sightseers).
When Lily O'Connor, a witty, sexy, searingly defiant Northerner with temporal lobe epilepsy and a traumatic past finds out that the brother she's long thought dead could still be alive, she risks her life to go in search of him. Like The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, Electricity is a journey through the real world and through the wildly hallucinatory, disturbing inner world of epilepsy. Lily sees everything in terms of angles: you look at every surface, weigh up every corner and think of your head slamming into it. Her epilepsy summons flashbacks, spectral figures, even birds emerging from her throat. And in the wrong place at the wrong time it can kill her. As Lily abandons her safe routine in a seaside town and delves into the treacherous underbelly of London she takes us on a deeply moving, uplifting but increasingly frightening trip that really is like nothing you've seen before.
Agyness Deyn said "I love Lily's journey. She's a survivor. Her strength and ability to live in the present really drew me to her."
The film is produced by Clare Duggan (Unconditional) and executive produced by Alison Morgan and was developed with the support of the British Film Institute's movie fund.
"Boldly styled. Boldly Acted. Joltingly powerful" - Total Film ****
"An off-kilter spin on the classic Alice In Wonderland Story" - Screen Daily *****
"A stellar mind-blowing performance from Agyness Deyn" - Damien Hirst
Read more about Electricity:
Stone City Films website.