Source: Des Willie


Bulldog Film Distribution has picked up all UK rights to William McGregor’s debut feature Gwen from Great Point Media.

The film made its world premiere in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival last year. It is about a young girl struggling to hold her family together in 19th century Snowdonia in Wales. 

Screen Star of Tomorrow 2016 Eleanor Worthington-Cox stars with Maxine Peake, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Richard Harrington, Mark Lewis Jones and Jodie Innes.

McGregor has previously directed for TV series including Misfits and Poldark. He was a Screen Star of Tomorrow in 2012.

Gwen developed by the BFI and Endor Productions, and is produced by Endor’s Hilary Bevan Jones and Tom Nash.

It is executive produced by Lizzie Francke, Paul Grindey, Charles Moore, Fergus Haycock and Adam Partridge. The film received financing from the BFI Film Fund and Ffilm Cymru Wales.

Great Point sold all North American rights to the film to AMC’s streaming platform Shudder in December last year; and previously struck a deal for France with The Jokers.

Bulldog plans to release the film in the UK in July 2019.