Based on director/writer/producer Tristan Loraine’s own experiences as a British Airways captain, A DARK REFLECTION is a tense investigative thriller which tells the story of two British journalists that by chance, discover aviation’s biggest cover-up. The film will be released in cinemas from 27 February 2015.

World renowned investigative journalist Helen Eastman (Georgina Sutcliffe, “The Song of Lunch”) returns to the UK 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 has not been released to the public, 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 than JASP Airlines and the aviation regulators are admitting to. Trainee journalist Natasha Stevens (Rita Ramnani, “The Hunt for Gollum”) joins Helen to investigate matters further. As they probe the aviation industry for answers, a well-orchestrated pattern of denial emerges and 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.

New JASP Air CEO Ben Tyrell (Mark Dymond, “Die Another Day”) discovers Flight 313 is not a one off event and begins to ask 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?

In the meantime, Helen and Natasha discover both pilots and passengers are at risk but how can they prove it? This becomes their biggest assignment ever against a formidable adversary – the aviation industry – where cash pays for silence… So how will it all end?



February 27, 2015


Tristan Loraine


Tristan Loraine


Fact Not Fiction Films






102 minutes