Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Michael Pearce


Director: Michael Pearce
Section: International Independents
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James
18+ (no age rating)



On the island of Jersey, time seems to stand still in a confining world that is suffocating and traditional. Moll conceals her past. Pascal, too. He rescues Moll from an intrusive admirer: "You're wounded. I can fix that." He liberates her from the clutches of her family, and the two outsiders come under each other's spell. Pascal could be the serial killer who's terrorizing Jersey. Moll stands by him, come what may.

Meet the director


Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce was born in Jersey. He studied film direction at the Arts University Bournemouth and at the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield. His short film KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES was nominated for a BAFTA in 2014. BEAST is his first feature-length film.


Screenplay: Michael Pearce
Director of Photography: Benjamin Kracun
Film Editor: Maya Maffioli
Composer: Jim Williams
Production Designer: Laura Ellis-Cricks
Costume Design: Jo Thompson
Sound: Gunnar Oskarsson
Producer: Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana Mackinnon
Production Company: Agile Films
Co-Producer: Myles Payne, David Staniland, Natascha Wharton, Sam Lavender, David Kosse
Co-Production Company: BFI Film Fund & Film4, BFI British Film Institute, Stray Bear Productions
World Sales: Protagonist Pictures