The Northleach Horror

Here it is. As it’s completed its festival life, we’re making THE NORTHLEACH HORROR available to all.

Alex Livingstone and I wrote this WWII-science-fiction-horror-espionage comedy. David Jack and Plum Films produced it. I directed it. It seemed to go well! The image above, admittedly, was filmed during the most uncomfortable conditions any of the crew had ever experienced. Edinburgh in January is cold. But if you go up into the hills, it gets much, much worse.

Thanks to all who helped on this movie, a great team, and especially our great cast: Freddie Fox, Steven McNicoll, Gavin Mitchell, Raechel Alexandra, Niall Greig Fulton and Nic Crum. All an absolute joy to do silly things with.

I want to be able to say something like “Whitsuntide will return in MADNESS IN THE QUEEN’S HEAD,” but who knows what the future holds? I found some fingers on the floor and I’m crossing them.

Appreciative comments and constructive criticisms are ALWAYS welcome.


4 Responses to “The Northleach Horror”

  1. Great!
    I hope you don’t mind if I share this.
    Literally the day that you’ve posted is the day I discovered your site.

  2. Share away! I don’t think it’s embeddable but otherwise fine.

  3. Some very funny lines indeed.

    As a Welshman, I must register my profound dismay at the shockingly callous attitude towards my compatriots…

    Seriously, though, I think the gag might have been funnier without showing the Welsh guy getting shot to bits. Just a darkly muttered remark from the soldier, perhaps followed by a reaction shot of the linguist trying to interpret it.

  4. We looked at different versions of it. I was too in love with the idea of cutting to him again at the end to consider your more restrained version. Part of the point of the Whitsuntide character is that his schemes will always be purely disastrous with multiple casualties and collateral damage… a joke which will either get funnier if we do more… or not.

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