Genre: short film

Directed by Edward McGown

Written by Mike Walden

Produced by Roopesh Parekh

Synopsis

In the frenzied heat of midsummer, a family – Graham, Caroline and their son, Thomas – struggle to re-start their battered car in the remote French countryside.

Burnt-out from the stress of renovating their failing guesthouse, it isn’t long before the recriminations start flying. Just as the argument reaches fever pitch, however, the pair are rescued by two affable looking Frenchmen (Louis and Jean-Luc) who offer to tow the family back to their home.

The strangers seem friendly, but the couple are unnerved when Louis delivers an obscure warning: the woods around their isolated home are famously infested with dangerous wild animals – boars, wild pigs and even wolves. Anxious not to seem negligent, Graham swiftly sets about arming the family. Caroline, however, soon perceives that something altogether more sinister is afoot…

A chilling chain of events is soon unleashed that will force both partners to confront the dark heart of their fractured relationship.

Release Dates & Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2009 LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
SELECTED FOR THE BRITISH COUNCIL SHORT FILM SCHEME
PICKED UP BY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FOR DISTRIBUTION
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Egypt Film Festival 2009
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Bristol Encounters Film Festival 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION: LA Shorts Film Festival 2008
OFFICAL SELECTION: Palm Springs International Film Festival
WINNER: National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Award - Columbia University Film Festival 2008

Tom Mison Role

Jean-Luc

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