Lord of Tears is a new British horror-film that tells the story of James Findlay (played by Euan Douglas), a school teacher tortured by childhood memories of a strange and unsettling entity which manifests as a figure dressed like a Victorian gentleman but with the head of an Owl, and elongated limbs with sharp claws (played by David Schofield). Suspecting that his visions are linked to a dark incident in his past, James returns to his childhood home, a mansion in the Scottish Highlands. There, he finds love in the form of aspiring dancer Evie Turner (played by Lexy Hulme) who helps him to unravel the dark history of the house. But, when James finally uncovers the disturbing truth behind his dreams, he must fight to survive the brutal consequences of his curiosity.
Described as a chiller in the tradition of The Wicker Man, The Haunting, The Legend of Hell House, and The Innocents, Lord of Tears derives its inspiration from classic mythology, Celtic folklore, and modern legends. The script to Lord of Tears is written by Sarah Daly (aka the music artist Metaphorest). The film stars David Schofield (An American Werewolf in London, Gladiator), Lexy Hulme ((500) Days of Summer) and Scottish actor Euan Douglas in his feature debut. It is directed by Lawrie Brewster, written by Sarah Daly, and features a dark and broody original soundtrack by Craig Sutherland and Andy McDonald of Megalith Music.
Lord of Tears Trailer
Lord of Tears Kickstarter
The recently completed film is currently on Kickstarter to generate funds for an exhibition tour. You can visit the Lord of Tears kickstarter page and check out the official website as well as the Facebook page.
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Cast and Crew
Lawrie Brewster is a Scottish director who has produced a number of eclectic short films. He is known for his work in creating the visual landscape for the Morgan M. Morgansen films which played at Sundance and South By Southwest, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum. Lord of Tears is his second feature film. His first feature White Out is currently in post-production.
Sarah Daly is an Irish scriptwriter whose work has been performed by Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway and Channing Tatum. Sarah is behind the unusual language featured in the Morgan M. Morgansen short films and is most at home writing supernatural and fantastical stories. Lord of Tears is her second produced feature film. Daly is also a musician under the name Metaphorest, and she is a cousin of Kate Bush.
David Schofield (“Owlman”) is a veteran British stage and screen actor, best known for playing the role of Mercer in the Pirates of the Caribbean series of films. Has also starred in the horror films From Hell, The Wolfman, and An American Werewolf in London.
Lexy Hulme (“Evie Turner”) is an up-and-coming L.A. dancer and actress, who has appeared in (500) Days of Summer and Glee and she is set to feature in Roman Coppola’s feature film debut A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. She has also starred alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum in a series of short films.
Euan Douglas (“James Findlay”) has worked with director Lawrie Brewster on several short films as well as working regularly on TV. Lord of Tears is his feature film debut.
Lord of Tears Updates
- Lord of Tears has reached its first Kickstarter goal. The new goal is to raise £10k ($15k). If you like the film, you can pre-order it (the film may not be available through traditional distribution until 2014)
- The film has been accepted into the San Diego Comic Fest to be screened in October 2013