Genre: Black Comedy
Written and Directed by Alice Lowe
Produced by Vaughan Sivell and Will Kane
Edited by Matteo Bini
Cinematography by Ryan Eddleston
Original Soundtrack by Toydrum
A WEP Production for The Gennaker Group
US Sales: XYZ
International Sales: Kaleidoscope
UK Release Date 10th February 2017, US release 24th March 2017
Starring: Alice Lowe, Kate Dickie, Gemma Whelan, Jo Hartley, Kayvan Novak, Tom Davies, Tom Meeten, Mike Wozniak
Prevenge had its world premiere opening Critic’s Week at the Venice Film Festival, since then it has played at a number of key festivals around the world including Toronto, Dinard, London and AFI to rave reviews;
“…a grisly fantasy-rhapsody about a sense of invasion and infection that is, arguably, an unacknowledged condition of pregnancy… gruesomely successful.” ****
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Gory to the max, darkly hilarious from start to finish, and soaked in hormonal rage, Prevenge is the perfect midnight movie"
David Ehrlich, IndieWire
“Alice Lowe has now hacked and slashed her way into the male-dominated world of the cult slasher with her debut feature Prevenge. The results are undeniably glorious, and they provide an incredibly lively and fresh take on the genre.”
Thomas Humphrey, Screen Anarchy
A pitch black, wryly British comedy, Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree that’s as funny as it is vicious. It's her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth's actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. The child speaks to Ruth from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood. Prevenge marks the directorial debut from Lowe, who is a true triple threat, writing, directing, and acting in the film during her own real-life pregnancy.
Known for her work as a UK television comedy actress, Alice Lowe made her move into film with her screenwriting debut Sightseers, directed by Ben Wheatley, in which she also starred as the hapless Tina. After premiering at Cannes, Sightseers went on to receive several accolades, Empire’s Best British Film, as well as acting and screenplay awards for Alice.
Prevenge is Alice’s directorial feature debut. She wrote, starred in, and directed it whilst 7-8 months pregnant with her first child, who also appears in the film. The dark comedy earned her a BIFA nomination for ‘Best Debut Director’.