Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Daniel Kokotajlo


Director: Daniel Kokotajlo
Section: International Independents
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Siobhan Finneran, Sacha Parkinson, Molly Wright, Robert Emms



Ivanna has raised her daughters as Jehovah's Witnesses. While the younger daughter, Alex, submits to her mother's attempts at matchmaking within their religion, Louise seems to stray from the path of righteousness. A fault line forms within the family, and the time approaches when the women must decide between heaven and Earth.

Meet the director


Daniel Kokotajlo

Born in Manchester, Daniel Kokotajlo studied scriptwriting at the University of Westminster. Following the short films THE MESS HALL OF AN ONLINE WARRIOR (2010) and MYRA (2011), the director now presents APOSTASY (2017), his first feature-length film.


Screenplay: Daniel Kokotajlo
Director of Photography: Adam Scarth
Film Editor: Napoleon Stratogiannakis
Composer: Matthew Wilcock
Production Designer: John Ellis
Costume Design: Lance Milligan
Sound: Dave Ratcliffe
Producer: Marcie MacLellan, Andrea Cornwell
Production Company: Frank & Lively
World Sales: Cornerstone Films Ltd