British indie feature EVIE starring Holli Dempsey (Derek, After Life), Michael Smiley (Luther, Kill List) and Jay Taylor (Donkey Punch, Manhunt) has just completed a four-week shoot in locations across Yorkshire and the Llyn Peninsula. Wales
Directed by Dominic Brunt (Before Dawn, Bait) and Jamie Lundy (on the occasion of his feature film debut). The brooding psychological horror thriller centers on Evie (Dempsey), who has been burdened with a dark secret for most of her life.
Evie and her older brother Tony (Taylor) witnessed a family tragedy when they were younger and torn from an idyllic life by the sea. Twenty years later they are reunited, but something terrible follows from their past …
The film also features Honey Lundy, Liam McMahon, Joanne Mitchell and Danny-Lee Brunt.
Dominic Brunt said today, “I was drawn to the allegorical aspects of history and the breathtaking locations of Yorkshire and the Llyn Peninsula. I knew Jamie Lundy as a brilliant still photographer and knew that his skills as a director would be validated, and I really enjoyed the experience of co-directing with such an exceptional talent. It was also a fantastic opportunity to work with my producer wife Joanne Mitchell again. For myself, I wanted to expand my fascination with natural storytelling and put horror in an everyday context. Evie is largely a psychological thriller with a wicked horror twist in its story. “
Jamie Lundy added, “For most filmmakers, it’s safe to say that most will never forget to make their first feature film, for both good and bad reasons.” For me, Evie was not just my debut film, it was an emotional experience that I will never forget. Obviously, making a movie in normal circumstances is very difficult, but making it in a global pandemic was more difficult than expected. I can only pay tribute to our great producer and crew who started and stopped production without Covid cases. Evie is very special and celebrates great British landscapes, great British acting and great British filmmaking. “
EVIE is a production of paper clip images and Mitchell-Brunt films produced by Joanne Mitchell and executive produced by Jamie Lundy. Written and directed by Jamie Lundy and Dominic Brunt. Associate producer is Julie Foy and DOP is Edward Ames. The prosthetic make-up comes from Shaune Harrison.