Thriller writer Ben, struggling for inspiration, retreats to an isolated rural cabin to start on his latest novel and to escape the growing tension with his boyfriend Jamie. Working late into the night, he wakes to find a wounded man in the cabin, claiming to be a hunter whose car had broken down nearby. Intrigued and attracted to the mysterious and handsome intruder Ben decides to secretly use him as inspiration as the antagonist for his new book: a savage murder believed to have taken place in the very cabin he has rented. As the man begins to help him enact increasingly dangerous and detailed scenarios for the story’s captive protagonist, Ben becomes aroused by the prospects, but finds himself rebuffed by a homophobic slur. Searching the man’s car, he uncovers stolen property belonging to several other young men hinting he may be a serial killer, a perfect twist for Ben’s novel. Discovering his own car sabotaged, and unable to escape, Ben enters a lethal game of cat and mouse. But it’s only when the fate of Ben’s boyfriend Jamie is revealed that Ben’s dark, erotic, fantasy becomes a stark, inescapable, reality.
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Alexander McGregor Birrell was born in Liverpool, UK. Awarded a British Film Institute scholarship, he attended the London Film School and has produced work that has been shown in venues such as London’s National Gallery and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival amongst others. THE LATENT IMAGE, his theatrical feature debut, is based on a short film he directed that was featured on the streaming platform Dekkoo from 2019 to 2021.

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"A pretty cool little thriller that plays with genre conventions and uses exactly that to create suspense. And add to that a genre savvy directorial effort and a small but strong cast, and the result is pretty awesome genre entertainment."