A rip-roaring trailer and a poster with a pretty great tagline herald the coming of Canaries, a Welsh sci-fi horror comedy which will debut at Cannes this month.
The feature directorial debut of filmmaker/actor Peter Stray, the film is set on New Year’s Eve in the Welsh Valleys. A group of friends are getting together for the annual festivities, but soon find themselves amidst an invasion of hostile, time-travelling aliens.
Hannah Daniel (TV’s Hinterland) and British TV/film veteran Robert Pugh (The Ghost, Game of Thrones) star in Canaries, with Sheena Bhattessa, Craig Russell and Kai Owen. The film is the first revealed from genre specialists Devilworks’ Cannes lineup.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)