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Steven Sheil (writer)
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Release Date:
26 December 2008 (UK) See more »
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Parents can be bloody murder.
Plot:
Mum and Dad, and their 'adopted' children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Mum & Dad DVD cover art
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Revolver goes day-and-date with 'Mum & Dad'
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First Stills From UK Horror 'Mum & Dad'
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One of the few decent horror films from the UK in quite some time. See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Perry Benson ... Dad
Dido Miles ... Mum

Olga Fedori ... Lena

Ainsley Howard ... Birdie
Toby Alexander ... Elbie
Micaiah Dring ... Angela
Mark Devenport ... Van Man
Chris Roebuck ... Young Man
Clare Dyer ... Female Torso (as Claire Dyer)
Penny Andrews ... Office Cleaner
Art Fox ... Office Cleaner (as Arthur Fox)
Kelly Lammond ... Office Cleaner
Leon Lammond ... Office Cleaner
Dena Smiles ... Office Cleaner
Yvonne Varnier ... Office Cleaner
Michael Waiteman ... Office Cleaner
Christine Wardle ... Office Cleaner
Phil Beale ... Security Man

Directed by
Steven Sheil 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Sheil  writer

Produced by
Soledad Gatti-Pascual .... executive producer: Film London
Amanda Martin .... executive producer
Lisa Trnovski .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Bloom 
 
Film Editing by
Leo Scott 
 
Casting by
Maddy Hinton 
Anna Kennedy 
 
Production Design by
Jess Alexander 
 
Art Direction by
Sarah Finlay 
 
Set Decoration by
Lois Penniston 
 
Costume Design by
Claire Finlay 
 
Makeup Department
Vikki Lawson .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Tina Pawlik .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelle Hooper .... third assistant director
Andrew McEwan .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Phill Gaskin .... art department trainee
Daz Spencer-Lovesey .... set dresser
Nicky Wake .... art department trainee
Matt Wells .... property master
 
Sound Department
Grant Bridgeman .... boom operator
Ben Cross .... sound designer
Tom Hutchings .... sound designer
Alex Thompson .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Simon Craze .... special effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Hayes .... gaffer
Russell Noon .... camera trainee
David Nye .... electrician
Barry Squires .... Steadicam operator
Barry Squires .... focus puller
Owen Tooth .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona Gibsey .... costume assistant
Jo Mapp .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ella Smith .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dan Rose .... music supervisor
Bishop Scott .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Mia Bays .... marketing consultant
Vicky Chapman .... location scout
Barney Goodland .... production assistant
Sam Hawker .... runner
Dan Hillsdon .... production accountant
Laura Hypponen .... business affairs consultant
Toby Rushton .... script editor
Tom Turrell .... runner
 
Thanks
Dan Hodgett .... thanks
Asha Sharma .... thanks
 

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Runtime:
84 min | Germany:90 min (European Film Market)
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Color (High Definition) | Color
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Australia:R (2009) | UK:18
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16 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
One of the few decent horror films from the UK in quite some time., 30 May 2009
Author: Paulie Celt from Belfast, Ireland

I'm somewhat of a glutton for punishment, when it comes to UK horror films. I keep trying them, hoping for something half decent, and more times than not I eject the disc before the 40 minute mark of the DVD, dejected and disappointed.

This film started off a little slow, not really giving anything away, which kept me watching to see what the hook was. I wasn't disappointed at all.

The acting, in my opinion was quite good, although I'm no expert on such things, the characters were believable. The script was good enough to keep my attention to the end of the film, which I have to admit doesn't happen a lot these days.

I'm not really sure I'd class the film as a horror, in the truest sense of the word, but it was certainly dark, with a good mix of humour thrown in. Some very unnerving moments (I won't spoil anything), really sold by the actors involved, often without dialogue.

I would certainly recommend you give it a try.

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