Raffey Cassidy in The Beast
Raffey Cassidy in The Beast

The Beast


A girl is captivated by the romantic myth of a beast on a moor – but a real beast is closer than she realised.

Writer/Director: Corinna Faith
Producers: Laura Hastings-Smith and Hsinyi Liu
Cast: Joseph Mawle, Kate Dickie, Rafey Cassidy, Lloyd Howell, Emma True

Genre: Drama/Thriller
Running Time: 15 min
Status: Completed

Festivals and Awards: London Short Film Festival 2014, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2013.


Corinna Faith, Laura Hastings-Smith

Corinna Faith – Writer/Director

Corinna graduated from University of Westminster with First Class Honours in Film and went on to direct factual programmes for television, the last being an award winning natural history series. She moved away from documentary to write and direct several short dramas including Care, nominated for a BAFTA. From this Corinna featured in Screen International’s ‘Stars Of Tomorrow’, was selected to write and direct a drama for the CH4 scheme ‘Coming Up’ (The Thai Bride) and wrote her first feature length script for Warp Films (This Little Piggy). Corinna was recently mentored by Oscar winning director James Marsh (Shadow Dancer), and has projects with BBC, ITV productions, Warp and Leftbank.

Laura Hastings-Smith – Producer

Laura Hastings-Smith has produced numerous feature films including Steve McQueen’s debut, the multi award-winning Hunger, Hideo Nakata’s Chatroom also written by Enda Walsh, and the photographer Rankin’s first feature The Lives of the Saints, written by Tony Grisoni. Laura is attached to a small slate of features from development to financing stage with some of the best film and TV companies in the UK. She is currently producing a major drama series for C4.


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