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British director Susan Jacobson's first feature film promises to be a brutal surivial thriller and we're very much looking forward to seeing some footage. For now though, we have our first look at a poster via distributor AV Pictires and some concept art as well as the first extended synopsis.

Set in the rugged and atmospheric landscape of the isolated English countryside, The Holding is a heart-pounding thriller and the ultimate survival story which cranks up the tension to the maximum.

Cassie Naylor has a brutal secret - eight months ago she killed her husband when she discovered he had been abusing her teenage daughter. Now as she runs the farm alone with her two girls, financial ruin threatens and Cassie struggles to hold her home and family together. One day a charismatic stranger arrives at the farm and charms his way into Cassie's life, but as time passes it becomes clear that he wants a "ready-made" family of his own ... he wants her family.

The Holding stars Kierston Wareing, Vincent Regan, David Bradley and Terry Stone and is currently in post-production.

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

Not a stranger, his name is Aden, the charismatic drifter and long time friend of her husband, turns up. Read the synopsis.

FB with more location pics:

This is the synopsis:
Brief synopsis:
The film focuses on single mum Cassie (Kierston Wareing) who lives on an isolated Peak District farm with her two daughters, Hannah and Amy.

Her ruthless neighbor is determined to take her land, before a mysterious stranger turns up knowing a dark secret from her past.
On an isolated farm in the beautiful but rugged Peak District in Northern England, Cassie and her children are visited by a lonely predator, a man searching for his own 'ready-made' family.

He charms his way into their lives with ease before revealing his obsession. Trapped, Cassie and her girls have to escape. They unite and fight like never before.

Or the official:
Plot Outline:
On an isolated farm, Cassie Naylor lives with a terrible secret - she killed her husband. This is a secret she is determined to hide from her two daughters.

As she struggles to keep her farm from financial ruin, her family together and her predatory neighbour at bay, she is visited by a long time friend of her dead husband.

Year of Production: 2010
Running Time: 90 mins
Director: Susan Jacobson
Producers: Alex Boden, George Mizen, Terry Stone
Editor: Jens Baylis
Screenwriter: James Dormer
Director of Photography: Nic Lawson
Production Designer: Matthew Button
Principal Cast: Kierston Wareing, Vincent Regan, David Bradley, Skye Lourie, Maisie Lloyd, Georgia Groome

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