Jonathan French (film debut), Leila Sykes (Lancaster Skies), Ban Caplan (The Commuter), Conor Dwane (Strength and Honour)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Damian Mc Carthy (film debut), director, writer, editor; Justin Hyne (film debut), producer; Richard G. Mitchell (Children of the Holocaust), composer; Keiran Fitzgerald (film debut), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Isaac (French), a drifter, accepts a job looking after Oleg (Sykes), the niece of his landlord Barret (Caplan), for a few days in an isolated house on a remote island. The catch, though, is that Isaac must wear a restrictive leather harness and chain at all times, preventing access to certain other rooms. Once alone with Oleg, Isaac finds himself trapped in an endless and increasingly horrific game of cat-and-mouse…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Short filmmaker Damian Mc Carthy’s debut feature is a nail-biting thriller with a limited cast and even fewer sets, but makes up for its small budget with a strong number of disturbing chills.