The Springhead Film Company is proud to release the trailer for UK horror short
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 (Ripper Street, Howl) 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 the BAFTA long listed and Cannes Coupe de Coeur winning Driftwood. “I’ve always loved horror movies so getting to make my own has been, not only great fun but, incredibly refreshing!” Webber 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, Tyrannosaur, Starred Up), James Alexandrou (Eastenders) and BAFTA winner Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, Red Road, Prometheus, Filth).
Both films were also directed by James Webber. 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.”
Mini Productions is a London based production company specialising in film and theatre. Our recent credits include: ‘Soror’, Michael Beddoes, ‘Flotsam’ a psychologically thriller starring Sikander Malik (Hollyoaks). ‘Tea for Two’ directed by Mark Brennan 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 short film platform Findie had to 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 premiere online on http://www.findie.me towards the end of this year