Chris New, one of the stars of the acclaimed Weekend, has just wrapped principal photography on his feature directorial debut A Smallholding.

Man in Rum produces the micro-budget feature.

The film is adapted from Chris Dunkley’s stage play Smallholding, about a couple who escape the city for a new start in the Northamptonshire countryside. Matti Houghton and David Hayler play the leads. Johnny Flynn is among the supporting cast and also created the film’s soundtrack.

New, who starred in the stage play, adapted the screenplay with Dunkley.

Producers are Dunkley and Hannah Jones.

The feature was funded entirely from a Kickstarter campaign.

New is also the writer of Chicken, another feature in post.