Endor Productions’ first feature film, Gwen, from writer-director William McGregor has secured North American distribution, with AMC’s streaming platform Shudder picking up all rights.
Gwen premiered in Toronto International Film Festival’s Discovery strand in September, and the film’s star Eleanor Worthington-Cox was named one of TIFF’s Rising Stars 2018. London-based distributor Great Point Media handles sales on the film.
Set in 19th century Snowdonia, Wales, Gwen stars Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Maleficent) as a young girl who tries desperately to hold her family and home together. Struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land, a growing darkness begins to take grip of her home, and the suspicious local community turns on her and her family.
Maxine Peake (Peterloo) also stars alongside Richard Harrington, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Mark Lewis Jones and newcomer Jodie Innes.
Gwen is the debut feature of writer-director William McGregor (Poldark, Misfits).
Producers are Hilary Bevan Jones and Tom Nash for Endor Productions. The film received financing from BFI Film Fund and Film Agency Wales.