Director of Welsh language horror scoops international award
Director Lee Haven-Jones has won the best director award for the Welsh language horror movie, The Feast.
The accolade comes after the film received its world premiere at Asia’s largest genre movie festival, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Bifan) in South Korea.
Gwledd / The Feast is a debut feature for director Lee Haven-Jones and was written and produced by Roger Williams of the Joio production company.
The movie, described as a contemporary horror, tells the story of the weird happenings that occur when an MP returns to his luxurious home in Wales for a dinner party with his family.
Reacting to the award, Lee said it was an honour to have been recognised in a nation that has become known for its horror genre:
— Lee Haven Jones (@LeeHavenJones) July 15, 2021
Born in Mountain Ash, Lee studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art with past projects having included The Indian Doctor, Casualty and Pobol y Cwm.
The 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival featured more than 250 films from 47 different countries. The festival was held as a ‘hybrid’ event with a mixture of offline and online screenings.
The Feast has been produced through Ffilm Cymru’s Cinematic scheme with funding from S4C, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the BFI.