Directed by Richard Rowntree and starring Toby Wynn-Davies (Dogged, Escape from Cannibal Farm), Nadia Lamin (Dogged, Hosts) and newcomer Buck Braithwaite, “Nefarious” marks the second full length feature film from the company, and promises a very different ride from their previous film. We have been following the progress of Nefarious since it’s announcement, after awarding Dogged the top award at Glasgow Horror Fest in 2017.
Shot over 16 days in late 2018, the film is penned by director Rowntree and co-writer Matthew Davies – and is a twist on the traditional home invasion sub-genre – which was funded entirely by enthusiastic supporters of the project through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
Ash Mountain Films this week announced the World Premiere of the film, which will take place at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in August – followed by a screening at the Austin Revolution Film Festival in early September, where the film has been nominated for awards in eight different categories. For full information on screening times and venues, please visit the festival websites.
Here’s the synopsis for the film;
‘Darren, Lou, Jo and Mas live a meagre existence on the fringes of poverty. Indebted to the criminal kingpin of their social housing development, they routinely fear for their lives. On the other side of town, the already wealthy Marcus and his handicapped brother
Clive receive a windfall in the form of a winning lottery ticket.
When their worlds collide following a botched robbery, the would-be criminals get more than they bargained for, and will be tested to their limits in a desperate attempt to survive a predator of monstrous proportions.’
Ash Mountain Films was formed in 2013 in Slough, UK. Headed up by writer/director Richard Rowntree, writer/producer Matthew Davies, DOP Christopher Foulser and Editor/VFX artist Lee Wignall. Their first feature film “Dogged” was released on physical media and VOD across a wide range of platforms by Left Films in July 2018. They have also completed many short films to date, and have screened at festivals around the world, in addition to winning several awards or their work. They operate with ultra-low budgets and high expectations. “Nefarious” is their second feature length film, and they have a full slate of further pictures on the horizon.
Check out the trailer below.