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Northern Irish feature film ‘Here Before’ selected for 28th SXSW Film Festival
12 Feb 2021 : News Desk
Andrea Riseborough in Here Before
The feature debut from Northern Ireland writer/director Stacey Gregg, ‘Here Before’ has been selected to screen as part of the Narrative Feature Competition at the online edition of the SXSW Film Festival which runs from 16-21st March.

Filmed on location in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, Here Before stars BAFTA-nominated actor Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Battle of the Sexes). Jonjo O’Neill (The Fall, Fortitude), Martin McCann (Calibre, 71) and Eileen O’Higgins (Brooklyn).

After new neighbours move in next door, a bereaved mother, played by Riseborough, begins to question her reality in this unsettling psychological thriller written and directed by Stacey Gregg.

Belfast born and based, Stacey Gregg is a writer, director and performer for stage and screen. Most recently, she co-directed Inside Bitch for the Royal Court Theatre and Clean Break. Her writing credits include Sophia Al-Maria’s series Little Birds currently shooting with Juno Temple and Riviera, both for Sky Atlantic; as well as The Innocents and on the new Charlie Covell series Kaos for Netflix.

Here Before was originally developed with Northern Ireland Screen before further development through the iFeatures scheme run by Creative England and supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, BBC Films and the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund with contributions from UK film productions. 

Here Before is produced by Julia Godzinskaya and Sophie Vickers of Rooks Nest Entertainment (The Witch, Obvious Child). The film is financed by BBC Films, Pia Pressure and Northern Ireland Screen. Executive Producers are Eva Yates for BBC Films, Pia Getty and James Durrant for Pia Pressure and Will Norton for Rooks Nest.

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