Gwen, by William McGregor
This is a popular story set in the dark Welsh hills during the industrial revolution, starred by Eleanor Worthington-Cox (The Enfield Haunting), Maxine Peake (Peterloo), Richard Harrington (Last Summer) and Mark Lewis Jones (Apostle).
“Clever, beautiful and well-acted, Gwen proves to be an unexpected delight. It’s a slow burn, but one worth seeking out” Joe Lipsett, Bloody Disgusting
Gwen, by British film director William McGregor (well known for his work in the TV series One of Us), comes out of an eight year working process. Throughout this span he has made a number of commercials collecting awards at BAFTA, Emmy and Cannes. He studied at University for Creative Arts and as a young man he was awarded the Best Feature Film Award at Cambridge International Student Film Festival with the film ‘Who’s Afraid of the Water Sprite?’.
“McGregor has a particularly keen eye for the macabre (…) most effectively create the film’s lingering sense of unease” Wendy Ide, Screendaily
Gwen had success at TIFF and has been shown in a number of festivals such as Goteborg Film Festival, Riviera International Film Festival, Zlin Film Festival, Overlook Film Festival, Transilvania Film Festival, and Edinburgh International Film Festival, with the resulting presence in the British cinema theatres.
Gwen – Bulldog Film Distribution
Original title: Gwen
Running time: 84 min.
Country: United Kingdom
Director: William McGregor
Screenwriter: William McGregor
Music: James Edward Barker
Cinematography: Adam Etherington
Editor: Mark Towns
Cast: Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Maxine Peake, Richard Harrington, Mark Lewis Jones, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Richard Elfyn, Jodie Innes, Gwion Glyn
Producers: Tom Nash, Hilary Bevan Jones
Production Co.: BFI Film Fund / Endor Productions
Distribution: Great Point Media
Synopsis: In the stark beauty of 19th Century Snowdonia a young girl tries desperately to hold her home together, struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land. As a growing darkness begins to take grip of her home, the suspicious local community turns on Gwen and her family.