Directed by Simeon Halligan and written by Scottish screenwriter Ian Fenton, White Settlers is a film that was inspired by the rich history of cross-border conflicts from the time of the Border Reivers in the region where Fenton lived. Set against a backdrop of political debate leading up to the Scottish independence referendum on September 18th 2014, whilst not a political film, the psychological thriller has been described as the ‘Scottish Referendum Horror’.
White Settlers is the first of many productions distributed by Grimm Entertainment and stars Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman, Love Eternal, Filth), Lee Williams (No Night Is Too Long, The Tudors) and Joanne Mitchell (Before Dawn). For those that want to know more about the film, White Settlers is a terrifying suspense thriller about an English couple who decide to leave the big city rat race behind in search of cheap property in the Scottish Borders, taking place over the course of one incredibly tense night.
We were lucky to attend the World Premiere of White Settlers when it played as part of this years Film4 Frightfest in London last August bank holiday. We found it a taught and engaging thriller and we’d love you to check out the film during its run at The Dancehouse, Manchester between 15th and 18th September. You wont regret it!
Tickets are on sale here.