Frozen (2005 film)

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Movie poster
Directed byJuliet McKoen
Produced byMark Lavender
Jim Hickey (co-producer)
Rebecca Knapp (line producer)
Written byJuliet McKoen
Jayne Steel
StarringShirley Henderson
Roshan Seth
Ger Ryan
Richard Armitage
Sean Harris
Narrated byRoshan Seth
Liminal Films
Distributed byGuerilla Films (UK)
Release date
  • 12 March 2005 (2005-03-12) (International Women's
    Film Festival of Creteil)
  • 27 January 2006 (2006-01-27) (United Kingdom)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Frozen is a 2005 British psychological thriller film directed by Juliet McKoen. It features Shirley Henderson, Roshan Seth and Ger Ryan. Set in Fleetwood, on the Fylde coast, in North West England, it was filmed in and around the town and also on location in Scotland and Sweden. It is a tale that has the viewer undecided whether it is a ghost story or a murder mystery right until the final climactic moments.


The film is set two years after the disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister, Annie. Kath is haunted by Annie's disappearance and continues to investigate herself. On the discovery of some strange CCTV footage she appears to lose her grip on reality. Friends and colleagues are concerned for her sanity and beg her to stop.

She is spurred on when she discovers that she has recurring visions of Annie in an otherworldly landscape, which is actually the estuary of the River Wyre in Morecambe Bay, after visiting the last known location of her sister. She begins to wonder if this is a clue, a warning, or a glimpse into the afterlife.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Frozen won the Best Feature Film at the Dubrovnik Film Festival,[1] the BBC Audience Award at the 2005 Commonwealth Film Festival,[2][3] and was nominated to the BAFTA Scotland Award for the Audience Award. Shirley Henderson's performance earned her the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actress in a Scottish Film, as well as Best Actress category in the 2005 Marrakech International Film Festival and the 2006 Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film, and also a Special Mention at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival.[4][5]


  1. ^ Rosenthal, Daniel (5 June 2005). "Dubrovnik fest has uphill battle". Variety. Dubrovnik: Penske Business Media. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ Chapples, N. (14 May 2005). "Bay Film Frozen Proves It's Hot Stuff At Festival". North-West Evening Mail. CN Group. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Movie making in Morecambe Bay". BBC. 27 January 2006. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Shirley Henderson". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Shirley Henderson". Focus Features. Retrieved 23 July 2014.

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