Olivia Williams and Matthew Modine © Great Point Media

Award winning actors Olivia Williams (Maps To The Stars, An Education) and Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises) head up a stellar cast in Nick Willling’s hotly anticipated horror film Altar, backed by Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund. Additional cast for the feature include Screen Star of Tomorrow Antonia Clarke (Les Miserables), Adam Thomas Wright (The Awakening) and Steve Oram (Sightseers).

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Olivia Williams and Matthew Modine © Great Point Media

Some things are better left alone

The Hamilton family move into a large country house on the Yorkshire Moors to supervise its restoration from a dilapidated B&B to the original Victorian grandeur. When Meg Hamilton (Olivia Williams), wife, mother and renovation expert first loses her London team after an accident, then a local Yorkshire team too superstitious to continue, she’s forced to carry on alone. The discovery of a secret attic room, a Rosicrucian mosaic, a bricked up root cellar and many other unexplainable events gradually convince Meg, her husband Alec and children Penny and Harper, that they’re not only restoring the house, but also its original Victorian owners who died 150 years ago. But before they can escape, the house – and its former occupants – force them to spend one last, terrifying night under its roof.

Altar © Great Point Media

Altar is written and directed by Nick Willing (Neverland, Close Your Eyes, Alice In Wonderland) and produced by Michele Camarda (Wonderland, Close Your Eyes, This Year’s Love).

Executive producer is Robert Halmi Sr. who spearheads the production, comprising The Halmi Company and Great Point Media (where Robert Halmi Jr execs) in association with Sandover Productions. The feature is supported with investment from Screen Yorkshire through the European Regional Development Fund. Executive producers alongside Robert Halmi Sr are Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve for Great Point Media and Hugo Heppell for Screen YorkshireContent Film is handling distribution.