Produced through my production company, Hello Deer, Beast was shortlisted for the Anthony Minghella award for Best UK Short Film at the Hull International Short Film Festival 2011, nominated for the Cobbett’s UK Short Film Award at The 2012 Manchester Film Festival and selected for the 2012 Bootleg Film Festival in Toronto.
Beast follows local journalist Maggie Cripps’ attempt to get the scoop on the sighting of a ‘beast’ in the countryside near Brecon from eccentric farmer Charles Evans.
Maggie has left a successful and steady career in chartered accountancy in the city behind to follow her dream of becoming a proper investigative journalist and making the world a fairer and better place. In ‘Beast’ she finds out that fulfilling your dreams is never straight forward.
Beast stars Joanna van Kampen (The Archers – BBC Radio 4) and Ian Milton, and was written, produced, directed, shot and edited by me. I also wrote and performed the soundtrack and songs in the film. It was made on a micro budget, and shot in 3/4 of a day.