SYNOPSIS: A dysfunctional family relocate to an abandoned castle in rural 14th century Britain with plans to renovate it and leave the horrors of their past behind them. When their fragile new life is threatened by a series of terrifying and seemingly supernatural events, they must overcome their differences and confront the castle’s darkest secrets in order to escape with their lives.
As with the other films I made with Tornado Studios, The Red Haven is a period piece, but this time we pushed it more into the horror genre. Based on an outline that I had written, I worked with director Mike Dunkin to develop the script for him to direct as his first feature film. I was excited by the opportunity to tell a ‘Rashomon’ style story where we are shown the same events from two very subjective perspectives and then pit the equally justified opposing sides against each other in the third act.
We filmed The Red Haven over four weeks using interior sets for the main hall and corridors and filming the exteriors on locations around South Wales, taking advantage of the numerous partially standing castles in the area. I hope to be able to share the trailer with you soon.