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Filming wraps on Sebastian Godwin's Microwave debut feature The Visitor

Date posted: 31.10.2017

BIFA nominated writer-director Sebastian Godwin has wrapped principal photography on his feature debut, The Visitor, with brother and fellow Screen International Star of Tomorrow, Hugo Godwin, producing. This is the second feature to finish production from our new Microwave slate, which is supported by the BFI (using funds from the National Lottery) and BBC Films.

Emerging talent

The Visitor is a disturbing drama starring Aisling Loftus (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Mr. Selfridge), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Imitation Game, Humans), Raffiella Chapman (The Theory of Everything, Miss. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Hattie Gotobed (Beast, Game of Thrones) and Lukas Rolfe (Fury, Will). The Visitor is produced in association with Ian Sharp and Emma Dutton at Sharp House and Andy Brunskill's Sums Film and Media Ltd.

The film tells the story of a young woman who arrives at the home of her new husband's estranged family to find the children behaving in increasingly unnerving ways. Set entirely in one location in North Norfolk, The Visitor uses the splendor and beauty of a fairy-tale like rural family home to tell a story of escalating horror and tension amidst an unsettling family dynamic.

The Visitor sees the Godwin Brothers continue their working partnership having previously produced a number of short films including The Rain Horse (2008) and the BIFA nominated The Girls (2007 - watch here). Hugo Godwin's other producing credits include the documentary Ten Billion and Frankenstein and the Vampire for BBC 2.

More to come from Microwave

This is the second in a six-strong slate commissioned through Microwave, our first-time feature scheme which has produced acclaimed titles including Lilting, Shifty and iLL Manors. The other upcoming titles are: Sick(er), Looted, MariViolets Are Blue and Zero, which completed principal photography last month.

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