EXCLUSIVE: Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles, and Russell Tovey star in the supernatural thriller.

Wildcard Films has started principal photography on Adam Wimpenny’s debut feature Blackwood, which is shooting in and around London in December and January.  

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The supernatural thriller stars Ed Stoppard and Sophia Myles as a history professor and his wife who move to a large country house, Blackwood, with their eight year old son (Isaac Andrews). The husband has visions of a masked boy, and starts investigating a mysterious disappearance that may involve a war veteran (Russell Tovey). The family’s life gets further complicated with the arrival of an old friend (Greg Wise) and his beautiful girlfriend (Joanna Vanderham).

Wimpenny was one of Screen’s 2011 Stars of Tomorrow. He has made the award-winning shorts Angel Cake, ROAR and First Time.

The film is made with Wimpenny’s usual collaborators at Wildcard Films, producer Adam Morane-Griffiths and writer Joe Hill.

The crew also includes production designer Michael Howells (Nanny McPhee), director of photography Dale McReady (Dr Who) and costume designer Helen Woolfenden (Peep Show).