Go behind the scenes of Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic English Civil War drama, A Field in England, the first UK film to be released simultaneously in cinemas, on free TV, DVD and VOD. Learn more about all stages of the filmmaking process, from early development and pre-production through to shooting, editing and then releasing the final film.
Film4, Picturehouse Entertainment, 4DVD, Film4 Channel and the BFI Distribution Fund are partnering on the day-and-date release, which will take place on Friday, July 5.
A digital masterclass designed to immerse audiences in the making of the film will also launch around release, developed by Film4.0 in partnership with the filmmakers.
Written by Amy Jump and produced by Claire Jones and Andy Starke at Rook Films, “the film is set during the English Civil War of the mid-17th century and follows a small group of deserters fleeing from a raging battle who become caught up in a hunt for treasure.
While crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure they seek might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped in the field.”
Michael Smiley (Kill List), Peter Ferdinando (Tony), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Richard Glover (Sightseers) and Ryan Pope (Ideal) star.