New Trailer released for UK Horror Short ‘The Prey’

theprey1Trailer for new horror short The Prey

The Springhead Film Company is proud to release the trailer for UK horror short The Prey.

After an argument with her boyfriend whilst driving back from a party, our protagonist Mel ends up alone in the wrong side of town on a dark Halloween night. Determined to walk home alone she draws the attention of a shifty looking young man. As he begins to follow her the night takes a turn for the worse. The Prey is an urban horror with added bite!

Made in association with Mini Productions and digital distribution platform Findie, The Prey stars Rebecca Van Cleave (The Royals), Sam Gittins (The Smoke, Call the Midwife) and James Alexandrou (Eastenders, Silent Witness).

The Prey marks a change in creative direction for writer/director James Webber from his previous short dramas Soror and Driftwood. Webber says of the project. “I’ve always loved horror movies so getting to make my own has been, not only great fun but, incredibly refreshing!”

theprey2Webber is reunited behind the camera with many of his regular collaborators, including D.O.P Lorenzo Levrini, composer Richard Keyworth and sound designer Helen Miles.

The Prey is the latest film from The Springhead Film Company following on from their multi-award-winning, BAFTA long-listed and Cannes Coup de Coeur selected short Driftwood starring Sam Gittins (Ripper Street,Howl) and Neil Maskell (Kill List, Utopia), and the acclaimed Soror starring Screen Daily Star of Tomorrow Rosie Day (The Seasoning House, Sixteen, All Roads Lead To Rome), Sian Breckin (Donkey Punch, Tyran-nosaur, Starred Up), James Alexandrou (Eastenders) and BAFTA winner Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, Red Road, Prometheus, Filth).

Producers, Sara Huxley and April Kelley of Mini Productions said, “We were thrilled to come on board to create such a unique and humorous but equally terrifying short. It’s great to be collaborating with James Webber again and to have the opportunity to produce a genre driven film. We’re excited to see how it is received within the festival circuit.”

theprey3Mini Productions is a London based production company specialising in film and theatre. Their recent credits include: James Webber’s Soror; Michael Beddoes’ Flotsam a psychological thriller starring Sikander Malik (Hollyoaks); Tea for Two directed by Mark Brennan and starring Amanda Barrie (Carry On Cleo, Coronation Street, Bad Girls) and John Challis (Only Fools and Horses); The Vertical Hour at Park Theatre, directed by BAFTA winner Nigel Douglas and starring Peter Davison (Dr Who).

Here’s what Paul Robert Cary the CEO of online short film platform Findie had this say about the collaboration: “Findie is very excited to support James Webber’s latest production. As an exclusively online digital distribution platform we believe that outstanding filmmakers like James should be supported during the planning and production process and we look forward to our audience seeing The Prey on our site in the future, following our upcoming launch. The Prey is the first of several productions for us and we’re delighted that James shares our vision for the future of online distribution.”

The Prey is currently heading to major domestic and international genre film festivals and will première on-line on towards the end of 2015.


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First GRIMMFEST 2015 Films Announced & More Tickets Released!

he-never-diedFirst GRIMMFEST 2015 films announced!

Grimmfest are very happy to announce the first three titles for GRIMMFEST 2015 and what a great sneak peek they’ve got in store for you! Three very different UK Premieres that have been making waves on the at festivals around the world such as Sundance, SXSW and Fantasia International Fantastic Film Festival! First up is the new feature SYNCRONICITY from Jacob Gentry (The Signal) which is described as “a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville”. Second is the new shocking body horror from writer and director Patrick Kennelly EXCESS FLESH starring Bethany Orr & Mary Loveless. Finally they have HE NEVER DIED, the new brutal vampire horror film starring punk legend Henry Rollins, Stephen Ogg (Grand Theft Auto 5) and Booboo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past).

EXCESS_FLESH_27X40_v7_final_In addition to this tease to the amazing Grimmfest 2015 line up they have also released a second limited batch of Full Festival Passes after the first release sold out in record time. These Passes will gain you access to every screening at their brand new amazing venue of the Odeon in Manchester Printworks. These screenings include at least 20 feature film premières and a plethora of the best new genre shorts from around the globe. We are building an amazing programme of the very best new horror, sci-fi and dark fantasy films that will include World, European and UK premières. It’s going be so awesome.

Grimmfest 2015 will run 1st-4th October at Odeon Printworks, Manchester.
For more info and tickets click HERE