Hush (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Hush (2008)
  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 3,318 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 13 March 2009 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: 91 min
  • Filming Location: Yorkshire, England, UK
  • Budget: £1,000,000(estimated)
  • Director: Mark Tonderai
  • Stars: William Ash, Christine Bottomley and Andreas Wisniewski
  • Original Music By: Theo Green   
  • Plot Keyword: Truck | Suspense | Foot Chase | Stolen Car | Falling Down A Hill

Writing Credits By:

  • Mark Tonderai (written by)

Known Trivia

    Goofs: Continuity: When Zakes is looking for Beth in the service area, he crawls under a lorry in the lorry park in the pouring rain, in the next scene inside the service area, he appears clean and dry, surely he would be covered in oily marks.

    Plot: A young couple on a motorway journey are drawn into a game of cat and mouse with a truck driver following a near accident. Full summary »  »

    Story: Tired and irritable, Zakes Abbott drives home along the motorway, his girlfriend, Beth, asleep beside him. Failing to spot his exit he speeds across the causeway, cutting up a white van and barely avoiding an accident. Apoplectic with rage, the truck driver gives chase, and as he violently overtakes the tailgate flips up revealing a woman bound and bloodied in the back. But before there is time for a second look, the door is slammed shut and Zakes is left bewildered and wondering if what he saw was real. Later at a service station, Zakes' fears grow when Beth goes missing, and as he begins a frantic search, he is enticed into a deadly game of cat and mouse on the deserted motorway. But being the sole witness to the earlier scene, how does he convince others of his desperate need for help? Playing on our most primal fears, this taut suspense thriller challenges a world where we constantly…Written by Zoe Flower  


    Synopsis: On a stormy night, a coupleZakes (William Ash – NICHOLAS NICKELBY, MAD ABOUT MAMBO) and Beth (Christine Bottomly THE WAITING ROOM, VENUS) are making their way up the M1 when they are cut off by a maniacal truck driver. For a fleeting moment, the roll door on the back of the truck opens and Zakes glimpses what looks like a half-dressed woman shackled and caged within. Not entirely convinced about what he has seen, Zakes informs the police and tries to forget about the incident. Beth becomes extremely agitated by her boyfriend’s indifference and storms off after the couple stop at a motorway service station. Zakes desperately searches the surrounding area but there’s no sign of Beth, but he sees a familiar truck leaving the services. Assuming the truck driver has kidnapped his girlfriend Zakes give chase, and so begins a heightened game of cat-and-mouse at full speed along the rain-soaked motorway. [D-Man2010]

    British thriller. Would-be writer Zakes (William Ash) is driving home along the rain-drenched M1 motorway with his girlfriend Beth (Christine Bottomley) asleep in the passenger seat beside him. When a near-accident causes him to catch a fleeting glimpse into the back of a white lorry just in front of him, he sees to his horror that it contains a woman tied up and covered in blood. The couple stop at the next service station, where Zakes, tired and shaken, carries out his job of posting flyers in the toilets. When he comes out he is horrified to discover that Beth has gone missing. Could she be the next victim of the owner of the white lorry? [D-Man2010]

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    Produced By:

    • Peter Carlton known as executive producer
    • Will Clarke known as executive producer
    • Lizzie Francke known as executive producer
    • Robin Gutch known as producer
    • Hugo Heppell known as executive producer
    • Mark Herbert known as producer
    • Jane Hooks known as line producer
    • Grant Keir known as associate producer
    • Colin Pons known as producer
    • Zoe Stewart known as producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • William Ash known as Zakes Abbot (as Will Ash)
    • Christine Bottomley known as Beth
    • Andreas Wisniewski known as The Tarman
    • Claire Keelan known as Wendy
    • Stuart McQuarrie known as Thorpe
    • Robbie Gee known as Chimponda
    • Peter Wyatt known as Mr. Coates
    • Sheila Reid known as Mrs. Coates
    • Shaun Dingwall known as PC Mitchall
    • Rupert Procter known as Dad (as Rupert Proctor)
    • Carol Allen known as Mum
    • Harry Mondryk known as Dash
    • Tobias Adams-Heighway known as Drummer Boy
    • Dasiy Mondryk known as Girl
    • Allison Saxton known as Woman in Loo
    • Janet Greenwood known as Cleaner
    • Sade Stewart known as Shop Assistant
    • George Beach known as Trevor (uncredited)
    • Clive Cope known as Policeman #1 (uncredited)
    • Allan Gentleman known as Policeman #2 (uncredited)
    • Annie Vanders known as Carjack victim (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Lily Beckett known as makeup designer
    • John Schoonraad known as prosthetic designer
    • Jo Wand known as special makeup effects artist
    • Cherie Ward known as assistant makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • Jess Alexander known as assistant art director
    • Neil Gregory known as art department assistant
    • Katie Lee known as stand-by art director
    • Duncan Wheeler known as production buyer


    Production Companies:

    • Film4
    • UK Film Council
    • EM Media (in association with)
    • Screen Yorkshire (in association with)
    • Fear Factory (in association with) (presents)
    • Pathé (in association with) (presents)
    • Warp X
    • Shona Productions (in association with)
    • Warp Films

    Other Companies:

    • EM Media  developed by
    • EM Media  financed by
    • Eastside Communications  publicity: Germany
    • EuroKids & Adults International Casting and Model Agency  extras casting
    • European Regional Development Fund  partially funded by
    • Film Finances  completion guarantor
    • Film4  developed by
    • Film4  funding
    • Molinare Studio  post-production facilities
    • New Cinema Fund  made with the support of (as The UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund)
    • PS-PostScript  post-production script by
    • Screen Yorkshire Production Fund  made with the support of
    • Screen Yorkshire  developed by
    • Spool Post Production  sound post-production
    • Take 2 Film Services  camera equipment provided by
    • UK Film Council  developed by
    • Vehicles in Vision  action vehicles supplier


    • Pathé Pictures International (2009) (worldwide) (theatrical)
    • Optimum Releasing (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
    • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2009) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
    • Madman Entertainment (2009) (Australia) (theatrical)
    • Ascot Elite Home Entertainment (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
    • Channel 4 Television Corporation (2009) (UK) (TV)
    • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
    • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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    Special Effects:

    • Atomic Arts (visual effects)
    • Filmgate (visual effects)

    Visual Effects by:

    • Fredrik Averpil known as digital compositor
    • Håkan Blomdahl known as digital compositor: Filmgate
    • Giuliano Cavalli known as compositor: Atomic Arts
    • Matt Chin known as 3d artist: Atomic Arts
    • Justin Cornish known as visual effects supervisor: Atomic Arts
    • Andy Foot known as rotoscoping/clean-up: Atomic Arts
    • Steve Hawken known as compositor: Atomic Arts
    • Henrik Jonsson known as lead 3d artist, Atomic Arts
    • Gnana Kannan known as rotoscoping/clean-up: Atomic Arts
    • Anthar Kharana known as lead compositor: Atomic Arts
    • Simon Kilroe known as visual effects supervisor
    • Justin Lanchbury known as DI film consultant
    • Linus Lindbalk known as digital compositor
    • Brooke Lyndon-Stanford known as visual effects supervisor: Atomic Arts
    • Georgie May known as visual effects producer: Atomic Arts
    • Joseph McLamb known as digital compositor
    • Oliver Murray known as 3d artist: Atomic Arts
    • Tony Neal known as matte painter: Atomic Arts
    • Emelie Nilsson known as digital compositor: Filmgate
    • Jacob Otterström known as lead visual effects artist: Filmgate (as Jacob Svensson)
    • Alexandru Popescu known as digital matte painter: Atomic Arts
    • Jorge Quinteros known as roto master: Atomic Arts
    • Tsahi Reznick known as 3d artist: Atomic Arts
    • Lewis Saunders known as visual effects artist
    • Vahid Tehrani known as 3d artist: Atomic Arts
    • Shanaullah Umerji known as visual effects producer
    • Hannah Walker known as camera tracker: Atomic Arts
    • Anthony Webb known as visual effects artist
    • Sean Wheelan known as visual effects producer: Filmgate

    Release Date:

    • Germany 15 August 2008 (Berlin Fantasy Filmfest)
    • France 1 February 2009 (Gérardmer Film Festival)
    • UK 20 February 2009 (Glasgow Film Festival)
    • Ireland 13 March 2009
    • UK 13 March 2009
    • Finland 3 April 2009 (Night Visions Film Festival)
    • Turkey 10 July 2009
    • UK 20 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Netherlands 22 September 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Kuwait 1 July 2010
    • Spain 6 November 2010 (Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei)


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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