Tom Hughes & ‘The Witch’ Star Kate Dickie Lead UK Horror ‘Shepherd’ – .
EXCLUSIVE: New British production company Kindred completes post-production of Russell Owens (Inmate Zero) heightened horror Shepherd starring Tom Hughes (Victoria), Kate Dickie (The Witch), Gaia Weiss (Vikings) and Emmy-winning Greta Scacchi (Rasputin).
The film follows the widower Eric Black (Hughes), who attempts suicide after the suspicious death of his adulterous wife. Schwarz is distracted by a bizarre advertisement for a shepherd working alone on a remote, deserted island off the west coast of Scotland. Eric seizes the chance to run away from his problems, but soon realizes that the island is a psychological trap. Today we can show the first pictures of the production.
The project is the first feature for British outfit Kindred, which was founded by Owen and co-founder Sam Orams. The duo shot the film in Scotland and Wales and aim to win a salesperson before Cannes in 2021.
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The project, which was first filmed in April 2019, was originally filmed with British production company Castle Valley Films, whose clients imdb are still recognized as producers of the project. After a wage dispute between these producers and the crew, however, Owen and Orams agreed to direct the film towards distribution.
Russell Owen said, “Like most storytellers, I’ve always been drawn to compelling, broken characters. Shepherd is my second characteristic. I’ve navigated the film industry, from storyboarding and conceptual artist to writing and directing over a hundred commercials and short films. In many ways, I see this as my first feature. It’s the first real opportunity to express my own creative voice in long form. It’s a frightening, if not beautiful, characterful piece about a man’s futile flight from his own guilt. “
Associate producer and Kindred co-founder Sam Orams added, “We are very excited to be working with Shepherd from a production standpoint. The cast and crew are excellent and the quality of the work done all round is extremely exciting. It’s a really healthy place to start for us in a new and ever-growing movie environment with a variety of new platforms and ways to explore. We had to get into the film world to make sure we made a bold statement, and working with Golden Crab Film Production to complete Shepherd is just that. The film encompasses the fleeting narratives that Kindred aspires to. Our focus is on the audience, what they are looking for and when. Anticipate what is on the horizon. Shepherd comes at the perfect time when there is a clear hunger for escape with heightened horror. “