Psychological Thriller Film's Awards for The Prowler a Testament to Noted Cast and Crew

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The short film The Prowler has won international recognition on the film festival circuit. An assembled cast and crew recognized for their individual talents on popular UK shows made the film's concept a reality on a tight budget and strict shooting schedule.

A seasoned, award-winning crew created a palpable sense of fear and dramatic engagement.

A cast and crew known to film and television audiences throughout the U.K. is enjoying success from their award-winning short film, The Prowler, that won international recognition on the film festival circuit.

The psychological thriller was directed by Tim Kent who teamed up with producers Daniella Gonella and Jay Michaelson, DG Productions.

Matthew Arlidge (Silent Witness) penned the screenplay and wrote the role of Eva for actress Linette Beaumont, who will be seen this fall on Endeavour Series V and recently appeared as Cherish on EastEnders.

Beaumont captured ex-wife Eva’s evolving pain, playing opposite Dominic Rowan (Law and Order UK), her husband who fell in love with another woman. Beaumont took viewers on emotional highs and lows ranging from calm and desperation to seething madness and murder as hopes of reclaiming her husband’s affections were dashed.

Arlidge lauded Beaumont for embodying Eva’s vengeful spirit and that she “brought menace to the role.”

The cast was brought together under the expert eye of casting director Kate Plantin.

After winning Best British Film 2016, The Prowler’s crew and Beaumont have earned an impressive list of awards and nominations:

Winner: Best Lead Actress in a Short Film-- 2017 Best Shorts Competition California
Nominee: Best Lead Actress in a Short Film – 2017 Madrid Film Festival
Winner: Best Performances -- 2017 Toronto Film Festival
Nominee: Best Screenplay in a Short -- 2017 Madrid Film Festival
Nominee: Main Short Film, 2017 St. Albans Film Festival
Nominee: Cinematography, 2016 Portsmouth Film Festival
Nominee: Score in a Short, 2016 Portsmouth Film Festival

Kent says the film “nailed audiences to the edge of their seats” and says as director he’s aware of the “sacred skills my actors bring” as they “connect emotionally with the audience.”

Gonella says the film came together in just a couple of weeks. She credits Beaumont and Rowan for giving “extraordinary lead performances” and delivering “a palpable sense of fear and dramatic engagement.”

A seasoned award-winning crew helped deliver the “phenomenal piece”, including:

BAFTA award-winning Director of Photography - James Friend, BSC
RTS Award Winner for Best Television Score - Edmund Butt, composer
Along with Oscar Award-winning sound designer Glen Fremantle and Crying Game editor - Kant Pan

The film’s synopsis, trailer and full cast and crew listing are available at

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