11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 22-26, 2023

20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023


United Kingdom, 2021 : Canadian Premiere
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
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Wed, Apr 27 9:30 PM Buy
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Available to watch Apr 29 - May 1


Nothing is as it seems when a woman visits her fiancé’s family with chilling results. What started as a trip to the countryside becomes far from idyllic in this twisted psychological thriller.

Holly is looking forward to meeting her fiancé’s estranged family, but instead arrives at the house to find his ex-wife missing and the three children behaving in increasingly unnerving ways. As the days pass with no sign of the children’s mother, the children become more and more hostile to Holly, and her suspicions begin to mount. What at first appeared to be typical teenage angst escalates rapidly, until it is perfectly clear that something is very wrong in this house.

Fantastic Fest 2021
Beyond Fest 2021
FrightFest Glasgow 2022

Sebastian Godwin is a writer and director who trained at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. He has made a number of short films and documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, and the BFI, including THE GIRLS, NIGHT HAUNTS and THE RAIN HORSE. His short film, THE GIRLS, was nominated for a BIFA and he has been selected as a Screen International 'Star of Tomorrow'. HOMEBOUND, financed by BBC Films and the BFI, is his debut feature film.

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press for Homebound

"A haunting, bleak tale of a broken family hiding a dark and twisted secret"
- The London Horror Society
"HOMEBOUND does keep you firmly in its grip throughout."
- Bloody Disgusting

screened with a short film


Death Rattle

Canada (Alberta), 2022, 7 m, Director Eric Stroppel

In the grand song that is the universe, Death is the great sound mixer. Death goes about their days gathering bits and pieces of people’s experiences, that form this cosmic beat and melody that flows through everything. And at the end of one Woman’s life, Death will be the one to play it back for her.


First Feature / Mystery / Horror / Thriller / Suspense / Narrative

71 minutes


Sebastian Godwin

Hugo Godwin

Sebastian Godwin

Sergi Vilanova Claudín

Tom Goodman-Hill
Aisling Loftus
Hattie Gotobed
Raffiella Chapman
Lukas Rolfe

Jeremy Warmsley