Shepherd: New trailer for the atmospheric British horror

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This is a film to watch out for! Russell Owen’s creepy, atmospheric horror Shepherd, has not only released its trailer this week, but it has also been made an Official Selection at the upcoming BFI London Film Festival 2021.

Watch the teaser trailer here…


Running from grief after the mysterious death of his wife, Eric Black takes a job as a shepherd. Trapped alone on a majestic weather-beaten island with an ominous secret. One mans sudden, spiralling madness meets a vengeful supernatural force. What starts as the perfect wind-swept escape becomes a race to save his sanity and his life.

Written and directed by Russell Owen, Shepherd stars Tom Hughes (Red Joan, Victoria), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, The Witch), Gaia Weiss (Vikings, Medici) and Greta Scacchi (The Player)

“I’ve followed the BFI London Film Festival for decades, so to actually be a part of it is surreal and a massive honour,” said Russell Owen. “I can’t think of a better platform to bring Shepherd to an audience and I’m over the moon.”

Keep it SciFiNow for all things Shepherd for our upcoming interview writer and director Russell Owen who reveals a few secrets from the set…

Shepherd will have its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on 14 October, with a general theatrical release on 5 November from Darkland Distribution. 

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