A teenager’s naive computer hack sets in motion a chain of events that brings killers from the shadows intent on revenge.

 This is a co-production with Shadowhouse Films.

Producer: Douglas Cox

Douglas founded London and Edinburgh based independent production company Shadowhouse Films in 2014 with the intention to champion and work with the emerging talent he was meeting whilst working across Film, Television and Commercials. An EIFF Talent Lab 2017 Alumnus, Douglas was recently selected by the Scottish Film and Talent Network as one of four emerging producers to attend Toronto International Film Festival 2017.  DAWN OF THE DEAF, has just been released following a festival run that included screening at over 115 festivals, including Sundance, Fantastic Fest, London Film Festival and Fantasia. It was shortlisted for a BAFTA and won multiple awards, including Best European Short at Sitges. HEALEY’S HOUSE, launched online as a Short of the Week after winning Best British Short FIlm at Raindance ’16 and ABSENCE, starring Paul McGann premiered on NOWNESS after festivals and was nominated for a National Film Award.

Director:  Jo Lewis

Jo is an award-winning director whose films have played at International BAFTA/BIFA qualifying Film Festivals all over the world.  Her short film ‘Lady Luck’ an adaptation of the DH  Lawrence Short Story played at over 40 Film Festivals in 11 different countries winning 8 awards. Her short film ‘Whisper’ premiered in Paris at the Paris Art and Movie Awards (winning Best Actress) and screened at the London Short FF, East End FF and Rhodes Island FF amongst others. She has just completed directing the feature documentary #Sugarwater, following the first ever performance of a Deaf and disabled theatre company at the National Theatre which premiered at the St Louis International Film Festival. Jo is directing forthcoming feature OWEN, a documentary on the life and legacy of the great wrestling Icon Owen Hart. Her film production work includes films by Mike Leigh, Anthony Minghella, Ridley Scott and Andrea Arnold’s OSCAR winning short film WASP. She is a member of London based Cinesisters and NY Film Fatales.

Writer: Ronnie Mackintosh

Ronnie is a Screenwriting MFA graduate from Screen Academy Scotland and before focussing full-time on screenwriting, Ronnie was a police officer (Detective Chief Inspector) -
“Few professions allow a greater insight into human behaviour. An invaluable asset for any writer.”

His short film ‘The Neighbour’ starring Peter Mullan screened at the Edinburgh Short FF, Adelaide FF, Odense Int’ FF and Palm Springs, amongst others. His short film ‘Small Gifts’ was directed by Brady Hood for Shoebox (Exec Prod Joe Wright) and was nominated for the Best Short Film at the East End Film Festival. ‘Plagium’ his short film staring Jason Flemyng was nominated for Best Drama and the Limelight Film Awards. Ronnie’s feature film ‘Out There’ was been selected to attend the European Genre Forum development process.


DOP: Nicola Daley
For two consecutive years Nicola has been nominated for Best Cinematography in a Documentary by the Australian Academy of Cinema and TV Arts (Australian BAFTA) awards. She also worked on the 2006 Academy Award nominated short ’The Saviour’.  Nicola’s latest feature film ‘Pin Cushion’ was selected to open the independent parallel strand Critic’s week at the Venice International Film Festival.