US AMONG THE STONES is the second film from female British director D.R. Hood whose debut Wreckers (2011) starred Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy and Shaun Evans. Hood has collaborated again with her key creative team: cinematographer Annemarie Lean-Vercoe (Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2012), editor Claire Pringle and BAFTA-winning sound designer Ben Baird.
At heart US AMONG THE STONES is about a man who comes home stuck and leaves liberated, and it explores what ties home and family can have for us, even long after we have apparently ‘grown up’.
She has brought to the story a vibrant ensemble cast including Laurence Fox (Becoming Jane), Raia Haidar (It Must Be Heaven), Anna Calder Marshall (Anna Karenina), Sinead Matthews (Jellyfish), Greg Hicks (Snow White and the Huntsman), Bill Thomas (Loving Vincent) and Mika Simmons (Frenchman’s Creek).
Principal photography took place in Widecombe on the Moor, Devon, with a fantastic crew and the use of multiple media – we shot on Arri Alexa, Lumix, 35mm stills camera, pinhole camera and iPhone.