A film, that was co-produced by twin brothers from Blackburn, has premiered at Cannes Film Festival and it is now actively seeking a worldwide distribution deal.

Kyle and Liam Bashford have co-produced Bloodline, an action thriller, which premiered at the international film festival on May 15.

The twins, who pursued media studies at Blackburn College, hope this film will be a “stepping stone” for their future film projects.

Lancashire Telegraph: Screenshot of Bloodline Screenshot of Bloodline (Image: Temple Capital/Eleven Eleven Pictures)

They said: “We're thrilled to be representing our local area at the Cannes Film Festival.

“Going from Blackburn College studying media to having a premiere screening at one of the biggest film festivals in the world is a proud achievement for us.

"We're hoping this will be a stepping stone for our next projects.

“Our company Eleven Eleven Pictures has a slate of films in development including a psychological horror and also a comedy.

"We're currently in talks with investors and producers to help greenlight our films.”

Bloodline follows the journey of Bella (Adrianna Edwards), a resilient and determined character on a quest to rescue her sister, Alice, lured into the forests of modern-day India by an ancient curse.

Lancashire Telegraph: Behind the scenes of BloodlineBehind the scenes of Bloodline (Image: Temple Capital/Eleven Eleven Pictures)

Amidst police stations, villages, jungles, and manor houses, Bella uncovers her connection to an ancient bloodline, hidden treasure, and a centuries-old curse.

The film unfolds through adrenaline-pumping action sequences, chases, sword fights, and martial arts showdowns across six locations.

Bella narrates her story in flashback to her therapist, Dr Harris, in present-day America.

Filmed predominantly in Kerala, India, this action-packed saga promises to captivate audiences with its gripping storyline and breath-taking visuals.

Featuring an ensemble cast, Bloodline stars Suanne Braun, known for Netflix's The Princess Switch Trilogy, alongside rising talent Adrianna Edwards.

Kyle and Liam said they are excited to be sharing this action-packed adventure with audiences, and cited their ancestral roots in India as a driving force to take on the project.

Lancashire Telegraph: Kyle and Liam Bashford, behind the scenes of BloodlineKyle and Liam Bashford, behind the scenes of Bloodline (Image: Temple Capital/Eleven Eleven Pictures)

They said: "As filmmakers with familial ties to India, the chance to produce a movie there has been an ambition for us and working with Temple Capital Partners felt like a perfect fit.

“Witnessing the breath-taking fight sequences orchestrated by seasoned stunt coordinator Mafia Sasi was incredible, bringing back memories of watching Bruce Lee films with our dad.”

Temple Capital Partners said: "We are delighted to have been able to support JoJo George [who co-directed the film] in realising this dynamic story and showcasing the diverse talent and rich cultural tapestry of the region.

“We have taken a hands-on role in producing, directing, and rewriting the script for a Western audience.

“As the sole finance house for the entire project, we have been involved directly in every decision throughout the post-production and were keen to bring out the high-quality work undertaken in India, through working with The Bashford Twins to finalise post-production”.

Actress Adrianna, who plays Bella, said: "Filming across Kerala was an incredible experience.

"From the vibrant energy of the city of Kochi, where we filmed the police station scenes, then moving into rural India for the village scenes and the world-famous ‘Varikkasseri Mana’, manor house before wrapping filming in the Athirappilly Waterfalls and Rainforest. 

“These locations made a stunning backdrop of diverse landscapes, adding depth to the storytelling and creating an immersive cinematic journey."