Psychological drama stars Ruta Gedmintas, Tom Hughes and Tasha Connor.
Principal photography has commenced on The Incident (working title), a psychological drama that marks the debut feature of Jane Linfoot, a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2008.
Shooting will take place on location in Yorkshire over four weeks.
The film centres on metropolitan couple Annabel (Ruta Gedmintas) and Joe (Tom Hughes), who cross paths with Lily (Tasha Connor), a troubled, vulnerable teen. Annabel and Joe’s decision to ignore Lily provokes an unsettling incident that disrupts the couple’s comfortable lives, forcing them to confront their shared guilt.
Gedmintas is currently starring in new FX drama The Strain, created by Guillermo del Toro; Hughes starred in Cemetery Junction and more recently Richard Curtis’s About Time; and Connor recently finished filming X Plus Y alongside Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan.
Producers are Caroline Cooper Charles (Bunny and The Bull) and Sarada McDermott (Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, Tyrannosaur).
The film is backed by BFI Film Fund with Creativity Capital and is a Universal Spirits and Square Circle Films production.
Linfoot has previously written and directed several short films including Youth (2007), On Your Own (2010), and Sea View (2013), of which the latter was BAFTA nominated.
Linfoot said: “The Incident aims to be an emotionally haunting piece that asks some challenging questions of its characters and audience, reminding us that we have a moral obligation to protect all children who are vulnerable - not just our own.”