David Farr’s psychological thriller starts shooting with Clemence Poesy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn.

Principal photography has started in London on David Farr’s directorial debut The Ones Below.

The psychological thriller is about two affluent couples living above and below each other, with both wives expecting babies. A tragic accident throws the couples into “a nightmare of psychological terror.”

The cast is led by Clemence Poesy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn.

Farr is the screenwriter of Hanna and a veteran of theatre including as artistic director of The Gate, Bristol Old Vic and Lyric Hammersmith and associate director of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Nikki Parrott produces for Cuba Pictures in association with Tigerlily Films.  Executive producers are Dixie Linder with Nick Marston and Ben Hall of Cuba Pictures, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer for BBC Films with Lizzie Francke as the lead executive for the BFI. The film is backed by BBC Films and the BFI Film Fund.

Protagonist Pictures handles international sales and Icon Film Distribution will release in the UK.   

Writer/director David Farr says: “I want to make a thriller in the European tradition of psychological suspense. 

“I feel that the film really yearns to Hitchcock and natural predecessors such as Roman Polanski’s Repulsion and Michael Haneke’s Hidden. 

“I was surprised by how few British films have been made in this tradition which I find so compelling. This way of seeing the world is absolutely instinctive to me.”