We are pathogen films.


Pathogen films, is the brain child of Ben Atkinson from Ats Films, based in Stratford Upon Avon, Marc Gordge from Nightmare Creations in Brackley, Kirsty Powell from Missy P Photography in Stratford Upon Avon and Marc Venables in Alcester. They met at a business network meeting in Banbury and quickly got discussing their love of writing and shooting film. They decided to utilise Marc's skill at writing and work together to produce a mini series. They are currently producing their first series, Patient Zero.

What started out as a small group, has now developed into a crew of 9 + people and we're still expanding taking on local creatives in the Oxfordshire and Warwickshire area. 


Ben Atkinson / Director/ Editor/ Camera Operator

Marc Gordge / Script Writer / Special Effects / Prosthetics 

Kirsty Powell / Behind the Scenes Photographer / PR & Admin

Marc Venables / Locations / Logistics

Mikayla Smallwood / Make-Up Artist

Adam Clarke / Make Up Artist

Claire Wood / Make Up Artist

Phoebe Barker / Make Up Artist

Jayne Pacitto / Make Up Artist





Meet Our Cast


We are very lucky to have such an amazing, dedicated & talented Cast. Here's a quick introduction of who you will be watching!



News & Updates


  • We can confirm we will be attending Swansea Horror Con on the 1st/2nd July 2017. We will be showing Episode 1 and then we will be doing a Q & A Panel afterwards. We will also have a stand at the show for you to purchase Merchandise, Speak to the cast and/or team and get your picture taken with the Actors from Episode 1!
  • We are pleased to announce Martin Ballantyne has joined our cast to be our Director Reynard. Martin is best known for his roles in Batman Dark Knight Rises and Harry Potter. We are all very excited to welcome him on board!


  • ew Filming date announced 4th February 2017! Apply here 


  • New filming date announced 25th September 2016!


  • New Filming date announced 18th September 2016!


  • We have just finished 3 successful days filming in Alcester over August. Was great to be back in the town!


  • Happy to announce Ghosts in the Photographs will be scoring Episode 1 and any future episodes. We are all very excited to be working with them!


  • We are welcoming new members to our team. Claire Wood - Make up Artist, Pheobe Barker - Make up Artist & Jayne Pacitto Make - up Artist. Look out for their pictures showing up on the main crew page soon!


  • Find our sneak peek by clicking here.


  • The Pathogen team are meeting with a storyboard artist on Monday evening, we are so excited to see our storyboard.


  • We have now successfully completed our first filming session at The Royal Oak, Alcester. We have uploaded a short sneak peek on our facebook page which has been received fantastically by our supporters. We can't wait to get on with the next filming session!


  • After two sets of successful auditions held in Brackley, and Stratford Upon Avon, we have now finalised our cast and extras. We will be introducing our cast very soon!


  • We are currently looking to film the trailer for Patient Zero in the   coming weeks, with talks going on in the background on securinglocations.
The Pathogen Team are very grateful to everyone who is helping make Patient Zero the success it is. This page will be added to regularly to keep up to date with people and organisations who have helped us.

A big thank you to people who have helped us by either donated funds for Patient Zero via our Indiegogo page or donating us assets such as property and vehicles. You can view that by clicking HERE

Ashley Curran

Christine Wells

David Malin

Lizzy Matterson

Mark Dyson

Nicki Richards

Tim Perry

Vereana Jay

Tom Hollis

Paul Hillier

Kirsty Scott

Gail Beck

Matt Ashley

Caterina George

Paul Butler

Venetia Butler