Sparrow (2010 film)
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|Directed by||Shaun Troke|
|Produced by||Wojciech Stuchlik|
|Written by||Matthew Mosley
Justin Di Febo
Thomas James Longley
Alexis Jayne Defoe
|Music by||Jakub Gawlina|
|Edited by||Pawel Slawek|
|Wojciech Stuchlik Independent Film Production|
|Running time||72 minutes|
Sparrow is a 2010 Polish-British slasher horror film, directed by Shaun Troke, written by Matthew Mosley and Justin Di Febo, and produced by independent filmmaker Wojciech Stuchlik. The film stars Jack W. Carter, Alexis Jayne Defoe, Eric Kolelas, Sarah Linda, Thomas James Longley and Faye Sewell.
The story follows a group of friends on a weekend camping trip to a forest. Despite rumours that the area was the location of a set of gruesome murders, the friends ultimately decide to stay and enjoy their weekend. When strange things begin to happen to them, however, they realise it is too late to leave.
Sparrow was shot in Poland on a budget of less than £50,000, with a primarily British cast. The film premiered in October 2010, and was shown at the American Film Market in November 2011. Sparrow is expected to be released on DVD and Blu-ray sometime in 2012.
Six teenage friends, Matt (Thomas James Longley), Cindy (Faye Sewell), Kirsty (Sarah Linda), Duncan (Eric Kolelas), Sitcom (Jack W. Carter), and Dawn (Alexis Jayne Defoe) set off on a camping trip in the forest. However ‘Camp Happy Dreams’ turns out to be ‘Camp Nightmare’, as legend states it’s the site of a presumed historic murder. The teenagers' disbelief in this urban legend is soon changed when strange happenings begin to occur to each of them.
- Faye Sewell as Cindy
- Thomas James Longley as Matt
- Alexis Jayne Defoe as Dawn
- Eric Kolelas as Duncan
- Sarah Linda as Kirsty
- Jack W. Carter as Sitcom
- Jordan Greenhough as Alex
- Nikki Harrup as Tina
- Joseph Stacey as Tim
- Leonora Moore as Pam
- Jennifer Karen as Heather
- Ali Keane as Jeff
- Marian Folga as Sparrow
- Monica Folga as Fiancee
- Peter Saklak as Lover
Originally titled Camp Nightmare, the story was written by underground screenwriters Matthew Mosley and Justin Di Febo. The story is based around six teenage friends who set off on a camping trip in a forest presumed to be the site of a historic murder.
Casting occurred in the United Kingdom in March 2010. The role of the serial killer 'Sparrow', was originally to be played by an English actor, but when he was forced to return to England, director Shaun Troke cast Marian Folga, a local artist from Jaworzno in the role.
Principle filming began in the Hamerla area near Lędziny, Poland in June, supported by a mainly Polish crew, and was completed July 23, with post-production being completed in late September.
On 22 July 2010, an initial teaser trailer was made public. Early versions of Sparrow received official screenings on and around Halloween 2010 in Vermont, Poland and South Africa. A British premiere in London is now set for early 2012.
Critical response to Sparrow was generally positive. Screen Jabber awarded the film 3 out of a possible 5 stars.
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