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Michael Pearce

Beast

In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of brutal murders she defends him at all costs and learns what she is capable of.

2017 / 1016 min / Alexa
Film4 / BFI / Agile Films / Stray Bear Films

Credits

Cast: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Trystan Gravelle and Geraldine James
Written & Directed by: Michael Pearce
Produced by: Ivana Mackinnon, Lauren Dark and Kristian Brodie
Executive Producers: Myles Payne, David Staniland, Natascha Wharton, Sam Lavender and David Kosse
Director of Photography: Benjamin Kračun
Production Designer: Laura Tarrant-Brown
Editors: Maya Maffioli 
Composer: Jim Williams 
Additional Music: Gunnar Óskarsson
Costume Designer: Jo Thompson
Casting Director: Julie Harkin CDG
Line Producer: Greg Mcmanus
Sound Designer: Gunnar Óskarsson
Hair & Make-Up Designer: Nadia Stacey

Festivals & Awards

WORLD PREMIERE – 2017 Toronto International Film Festival PLATFORM SECTION

UK PREMIERE - 2017 – London Film Festival FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION

 

Still taken from the film