Here are the three projects selected to progress into production through Cinematic 2017.
Cadi (previously Gwrach) is a contemporary Welsh-language horror, set in the beautiful yet brutal landscape of Snowdonia, about a young woman returning home under mysterious circumstances.
Produced by Roger Williams of Welsh production company Joio, written by Siwan Jones and directed by Lee Haven Jones, Cadi will be the feature film debut of this team, which has extensive experience in Welsh language television, including Alys, Tir, and 35 Diwrnod.
Nuclear is a supernatural thriller and directorial feature debut from writer-director Catherine Linstrum. In a small village under the shadow of a nuclear power station, a toxic family with a combustible past must face the ghosts that threaten their future.
Linstrum, whose writing credits include Dreaming of Joseph Lees and California Dreamin’, has co-written the script with David John Newman, while Stella Nwimo will produce.
The three had previously collaborated on the short film Things That Fall from the Sky, starring Ophelia Lovibond and Steve Waddington, through BFI NETWORK Wales’ Beacons scheme.
The Toll is a darkly-comic thriller about a lone toll-booth operator with a past that is fast catching up with him.
The film is written by Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab alumnus Matt Redd and will be directed by BAFTA Cymru nominated Ryan Hooper.
Producer Vaughan Sivell (Third Star) is the founder of Western Edge Pictures, whose recent credits include Alice Lowe’s critically-acclaimed horror Prevenge.