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A freakish, throbbing growth torments Ash (Ellora Torchia: Midsommar). She is stuck caring for her vitriolic, dementia-ridden mother. With every indignity, Ash’s lump grows, until it erupts, spewing a mysterious substance. Will Ash figure out what it is and how to stop it?

  • Ellora Torchia
    Key Cast
    Midsommar, The Gold, Ali & Ava, In The Earth
  • Mariam Bassa
    Key Cast
    Keeping Up With The Kandasamys
  • Tom Fisher
    Key Cast
    "Antique Dealer"
    The King, The Current War, Whitechapel, The Mummy Returns
  • Avena Mansergh-Wallace
    Key Cast
    New Blood
  • Jeremy Zimmermann
    Casting Director
    Tár, Edie, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Moon, Willow, Ishtar
  • Jon Opstad
    Black Mirror, Trainwreck: Woodstock '99, The Feed
  • Julian Rodd
    Gangs of London, Absolutely Anything
  • Alberto Delgado de Ita
  • Katherine Beck
    Makeup and Hair Design
    Worzel Gummage, A Boy Called Christmas
  • Aurora Beadle
    Prosthetic Makeup Designer
    The Witches, Artemis Fowl
  • Jonathan Lipman
    Costume Designer
    The Effects of Lying, Prisoner C33
  • Fred Allsop
    Production Designer
    All My Friends Hate Me
  • Ben Chads
    Director of Photography
    Bull, The Pembrokeshire Murders, Manhunt
  • Diego Vazquez Lozano
    Executive Producers
    Vgly, Beginning
  • Campbell Beaton
    Executive Producers
    The Karman Line
  • Katie O'Mahoney
    Line Producers
  • Håkan Carlson
    Line Producers
  • Sunita Soliar & Statten Roeg
    Writer, Producer and Director
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Body Horror, Asian Director, Asian Narratives, BIPOC Director, BIPOC Narratives, British Culture, Dark Fairytale, Female Director, Female Narrative, Age, Family Issues, Grief, Health, Indian Director, Indian Narratives, Magical Realism, Mental Health, Surreal, Debut
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
    October 12, 2023
    International Premiere
  • Exit 6 Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 23, 2023
    World Premiere
  • North East International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 1, 2023
    North East UK Premiere
  • FilmQuest
    United States
    October 26, 2023
    North American Premiere
  • Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival
    October 26, 2023
    Belgian Premiere
  • Norwich Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 6, 2023
  • Abertoir Horror Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 14, 2023
    Welsh premiere
Director Biography

Statten Roeg co-wrote the story of Barbarians, which competed at Fantastic Fest and Sitges in 2021. He was an Associate Producer on Brahman Naman, which competed at Sundance in 2016 and was bought by Netflix. He was one of the Producers of the award-winning documentary Undercover in the Alt-Right.

Sunita Soliar is a writer with an MA in Prose Fiction from UEA. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Five Dials and The Times Literary Supplement and events such as Liars' League.

This is their first Directorial collaboration and a debut for them both.

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Director Statement

Spoor is a horror fable about being trapped in a mental world and discovering how to break out of it. We used a lurid colour palette to represent the intensity of this psychological experience, as well as fantastical elements to create dream-like metaphors and targeted violent imagery to speak directly to the body in a language that it understands.