The feature-length movie, written and directed by industry veteran James Peakman, will be launched at a special event at Millennium Point Cinema, Birmingham. Peakman, who has previously worked with ITV and Channel 4 has also directed 4th Floor of Singapore (2016) and miniseries Thrash the Trash (2021).
Starring Sophie Simmons, Blake Hutchings, Margot Lin, and Ashlea Winfield, THE SHIMIAN tells the sinister story of a family camping trip in a remote forest to celebrate a birthday and fix their strained relationships, but their celebrations are cut short when they learn that something unearthly is hunting them.
Attendees will be able to walk the red carpet before taking their seats in front of a giant 24 x 12m cinema screen to view the film. Afterwards there will a Q&A session with cast and crew, followed by after-party drinks with the wider team.
James Peakman, writer and director, The Shimian, said:
“With Halloween just around the corner, we’re very excited to announce the world premiere of The Shimian. The cast and crew have worked tirelessly to produce a film which will deliver scares, thrills, and first-class entertainment to audiences in equal measure, and we hope everyone has a fantastic evening.”
Steve George-Hilley, an executive producer, The Shimian said:
“The Shimian is the latest exciting new movie to emerge from Britain’s thriving independent film industry. These films simply cannot be made without a dedicated director, cast and crew, all of whom put a great deal of time and effort into bringing these projects to life.”
Early bird tickets to the world premiere, which takes place at 18.30 on Thursday 29th September 2022 at Millennium Point Cinema, Birmingham cost £10 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.