A Welcoming Place

A dead father and an secret house he never mentioned. Phillip moves out to the middle of nowhere to search for peace. What he finds may be much worse. ‘A Welcoming Place’ is a short sci-fi/thriller set in rural England. The film tackles themes of grief, isolation and what it means to be different.

The Director’s Statement:

I wanted to look at some of the ideas found in gothic horror, and I wanted to explore them outside of their original moment, perhaps at a time when we need to explore them most. For me, this is about how we perceive those that seem different to us, and if the ideas we create about people truly reflect them. It’s a plea for understanding