Dir. Toni Harman
Mon Apr 20, 8:30pm -
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Simon (Stephen Gately from Boyzone) is a theology student who
persuades his friends to prove the existence of evil by summoning a
demon. By dawn the next day, all but one are dead.
Six years later, Alice (MyAnna Buring from The Descent) and her
friends are looking for a roof over their heads after they are
evicted from their student digs.
When they break into the old theology college, they disturb a source
of evil that plays on human frailty by exposing each of their
Over one terror-filled weekend, the friends are forced to
re-evaluate their beliefs as they become trapped inside the
abandoned building by an entity too impossible to believe, yet is
hell-bent on their destruction.
To survive evil, first you must believe it exists.
Alex Wakeford (Writer, DoP &
Producer) and I wanted to make a low-budget feature film. We thought
if we made a genre film for a low enough budget with high production
value, then we stood a chance of selling the film and paying back
our investors which would help get our next feature off the ground.
We loved horror films, particularly classics like the original The
Haunting and early Polanski films, where the “monster” is unseen,
where it's all done through sound and by creating a tension-filled
claustrophobic atmosphere. There was also the practical
consideration that if we didn't show the “monster”, that'll help
keep our costs down!
We looked at our assets. We didn't have much money (we had a small
amount of cash equity) but we had a good relationship with a
property management company that allowed us access to some amazing
properties in central London that were about to be renovated in
three months time.
So we had the money, we had the locations, we had a time-frame in
that we needed to be finished shooting in these amazing locations in
three months time, now all we needed was a script!
We came up with the germ of an idea about five kids trapped in an
abandoned building in central London (tick those horror boxes!) then
Alex came up with a great twist concept, and that was it. We were
In about six energy-charged weeks, Alex wrote the script, we found a
fantastic crew, we managed to attach some amazing cast and then
negotiated a great deal with a facility company for us to shoot and
post on HD.
We kept to our shoot dates and we achieved the seemingly impossible
in that we did make it out before building work began (in one of our
locations, surveyors in hard-hats were on-set writing on walls
And the result is Credo.