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Nuclear sets World Premiere in Poland

Catherine Linstrum’s Ffilm Cymru funded debut feature will premiere on the opening night of the Warsaw International Film Festival.

Emilia Jones (Youth, Horrible Histories) stars as teenager Emma in this supernatural thriller about a toxic family relationship and its tragic, explosive fallout. Helping Emma move on from the ghosts of her past is George MacKay (True History of the Kelly Gang, Pride), while Sienna Guillory (Fortitude, Resident Evil: Apocalypse) stars as Emma’s mother.

Shot in Snowdonia under the shadow of the Trawsfynydd power station, Nuclear is the directorial debut of Catherine Linstrum (Dreaming of Joseph Lees), who co-wrote the script with David John Newman (Post Mortem), while Stella Nwimo (Kat and the Band, Youngun) produced the film.

Nwimo comments “We are excited to have been selected for competition at this year’s Warsaw International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals on the international circuit. We are honoured to be the only British feature film selected amongst this incredible line up of international filmmakers.”

The 35th Warsaw International Film Festival will run from 11th to 20th October, and Nuclear will screen in competition alongside an international array of first and second features including Svetla Tsotsorkova’s Sister, Mariko Minoguchi’s Relativity and Petr Levchenko’s Curator.

Nuclear was produced through Ffilm Cymru’s Cinematic scheme, funded through a partnership with the BFI, using National Lottery funding, S4C and Melville Media Limited, with additional support from Great Point Media, Fields Park Media Partners and Warner Music Supervision. Two other Cinematic films due for release next year are contemporary Welsh-language horror Gwledd from director Lee Haven Jones (Shetland) and producer Roger Williams (Bang), and darkly-comic thriller The Toll, written by Matt Redd, directed by Ryan Andrew Hooper, and produced by Western Edge Pictures’ Vaughan Sivell (Prevenge, Third Star).

Catherine Linstrum and Stella Nwimo previously collaborated on short film Things That Fall from the Sky starring Ophelia Lovibond and Steve Waddington, and are currently in development on their next feature together, sci-fi drama This Earth is Not Our Home, with support from Ffilm Cymru.