Production wrapped on THE VISITOR – SUMS production with Film London’s Microwave

Published on: 2nd November 2017

BIFA nominated writer-director Sebastian Godwin has wrapped principal photography on his feature debut, THE VISITOR, with brother and fellow Screen International Star of Tomorrow, Hugo Godwin, producing. This is the second feature from a new slate funded through FILM LONDON’S MICROWAVE scheme, supported by the BFI (using funds from the National Lottery) and BBC FILMS. THE VISITOR is produced in association with Ian Sharp and Emma Dutton at SHARP HOUSE and Andy Brunskill’s SUMS FILM AND MEDIA LTD.

THE VISITOR is a disturbing drama starring Aisling Loftus (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, ‘Mr. Selfridge’), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Imitation Game, ‘Humans’), Raffiella Chapman (The Theory of Everything, Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Hattie Gotobed (Beast, ‘Game of Thrones’) and Lukas Rolfe (Fury, ‘Will’).

The film tells the story of a young woman who arrives at the home of her new husband’s estranged family to find the children behaving in increasingly unnerving ways. Set entirely in one location in North Norfolk, THE VISITOR uses the splendor and beauty of a fairy-tale like rural family home to tell a story of escalating horror and tension amidst an unsettling family dynamic.

 THE VISITOR sees the Godwin Brothers continue their working partnership having previously produced a number of short films including THE RAIN HORSE (2008) and the BIFA nominated THE GIRLS (2007 – watch here). Hugo Godwin’s other producing credits include the documentary Ten Billion and ‘Frankenstein and the Vampire’ for BBC 2.

This is the second in a six-strong slate commissioned through Microwave, the first-time feature scheme from Film London, which is supported by the BFI (using funds from the National Lottery) and BBC Films. The other upcoming titles are: Zero, Sick(er), Looted, Mari and Violets Are Blue. Other acclaimed titles through the scheme include Lilting, Shifty and iLL Manors.


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