Benny Loves You

Jack is desperately trying to find a new start in life, but when he throws away his childhood toy Benny, it's a move than can only end in death.

  • Karl Holt
    Director
  • Karl Holt
    Writer
  • Claire Cartwright
    Key Cast
    "Dawn"
  • George Collie
    Key Cast
    "Richard"
  • James Parsons
    Key Cast
    "Ron"
  • Darren Benedict
    Key Cast
    "Good Cop"
  • Anthony Styles
    Key Cast
    "Bad Cop"
  • Karl Holt
    Key Cast
    "Jack"
  • Lydia Hourihan
    Key Cast
    "Tara"
  • David Wayman
    Key Cast
    "Phil"
  • Bella Munday
    Key Cast
    "Ashley"
  • Catriona McDonald
    Key Cast
    "Jack's Mum"
  • Logan Murray
    Key Cast
    "Young Jack"
  • Greg Page
    Key Cast
    "Jack's Dad"
  • Greg Barnet
    Key Cast
    "David"
  • Jennifer Healey
    Key Cast
    "Ashley's Mum"
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Horror
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 33 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 17, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Red
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.4:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Sitges Film Festival
    Sitges
    Spain
    October 8, 2020
    European Premiere
  • Frightfest
    London
    United Kingdom
    UK Premiere
  • New York City Horror Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend
    Florida
    United States
    November 1, 2020
  • Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    Official Selection
  • Horrorhound Film Festival 2020
    Cincinnati
    United States
    March 20, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Trieste Science+Fiction Festival
    Trieste
    Italy
    October 31, 2020
  • San Sebastian Horror Festival
    San Sebastian
    Spain
    October 31, 2020
Distribution Information
  • Raven Banner Entertainment
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Karl Holt

Director Karl Holt hates to write biographies about himself in the third person.

But, I do like making films.

Back in 2006 my first short Film 'Eddie Loves You' won a handful of awards on the indie horror festival circuit, the most notable being the Audience Choice award at the New York Horror Film Festival. The following year we had another short 'Halfway' screen at NYHFF, Screamfest, and Frightfest (The Zone Horror film competition in which we came 3rd).

In 2011 'Negative Image' won best short at Shriekfest and also Master Of The Scream at Cinefantasy.

Since then,I've knuckled down to take the original 'Eddie Loves You' and turn the idea into a re-worked feature. Written in 2013, "Benny Loves You" was set to be my first ever self-financed feature. Shot in the summer of 2014 and 2015 with a crew of mostly 2-3 people, it's taken several more years of post production to finally get my feature out and into festivals.

I really hope you like it, and I hope I get the opportunity to make more films in the future.

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Director Statement

I like cheese