UK thriller White Settlers is heading to Cannes, and Notanumber Productions have unveiled their international sales poster for the film, which will be screened to prospective distributors on May 16th.
White Settlers, directed by the Grimmfest film festival’s head honcho Simeon Halligan, is a tense, nightmarish tale of a couple who escape from the fast-paced life of London to live in a remote cottage in Scotland. But, as they soon find out, they are far from welcome.
Written by Ian Fenton and starring Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman) and Lee Williams (“The Tudors”) with a supporting appearance by Joanne Mitchell (Before Dawn), the film will be sold internationally by Metrodome.
An assured follow-up to Halligan’s previous Brit horror Splintered, this new film should go down really well when it hits the festival circuit later this year.
Director Halligan said when providing us with the artwork, “Here’s the first look at the international sales poster for our new suspense thriller White Settlers. If you liked movies like The Strangers and Eden Lake, then this will likely be up your alley!”
Stay tuned; we’ll keep you updated with the film’s progress.
It’s Ed and Sarah’s first night at their new home, an isolated farmhouse on the Scottish border. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives. And at first it is as they enjoy supper al fresco at sunset and a riverside skinny dip. But as darkness falls, things become eerie. Sarah suspects they’re not alone; Ed goes to investigate, and the evening swiftly becomes a nightmare. It dawns on them that they do not belong there. And they certainly aren’t welcome either…
White Settlers comes on like a supernatural terror ride with the classic ‘bumps in the night’ scenario of floorboard creaks and shadows. But the moment Ed tells a genuinely frightened Sarah to get a grip, the film bluntly changes direction. And here is where the game changes. Think Straw Dogs meets Sinister.
This really could happen to you.
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