The Cottage (2008)

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  • IMDb page: The Cottage (2008)
  • Rate: 6.2/10 total 6,619 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Crime | Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 14 March 2008 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Filming Location: Isle of Man
  • Budget: £2,500,000(estimated)
  • Gross: £303,072(UK)(16 March 2008)
  • Director: Paul Andrew Williams
  • Stars: Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith and Jennifer Ellison
  • Original Music By: Laura Rossi   
  • Plot Keyword: Farmer | Countryside | Cottage | Deformed | Kidnapping

Writing Credits By:

  • Paul Andrew Williams (written by)

Known Trivia

  • According to director Williams, Tracey was originally written as a 40-year-old character but, to get the finance, he was told to cast someone young.

Goofs: Continuity: When David drives to the nearby village to make the phone call he parks his car facing the opposite direction he is to return. After the call and after his encounter with the village folks he returns to his car and drives off without reversing his car. The car was automatically reversed.

Plot: In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central… See more » |  »

Story: In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks loose.Written by Anonymous  

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Produced By:

  • Steve Christian known as executive producer
  • Victoria Goodall known as line producer: additional photography unit
  • Hugo Heppell known as executive producer
  • Ken Marshall known as producer
  • Martin Pope known as producer
  • Julia Valentine known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Andy Serkis known as David
  • Reece Shearsmith known as Peter
  • Jennifer Ellison known as Tracey
  • Steven O'Donnell known as Andrew
  • James Bierman known as Bouncer
  • Cat Meacher known as Club Receptionist
  • Danny Nussbaum known as Man in Suit
  • Logan Wong known as Muk Li San
  • Jonathan Chan-Pensley known as Chun Yo Fu
  • Simon Schatzberger known as Steven
  • Doug Bradley known as Villager with Dog
  • Dave Legeno known as The Farmer (as David Legeno)
  • Katy Murphy known as Farmer's Wife
  • Georgia Groome known as Farmer's Daughter 1
  • Eden Watson known as Farmer's Daughter 2
  • Steven Berkoff known as Arnie (uncredited)
  • Johnny Harris known as Smoking Joe (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Becky Cain known as prosthetic technician
  • Stuart Conran known as prosthetics supervisor
  • Carolyn Copperwheat known as prosthetics trainee
  • Lizzie Dixon known as prosthetic trainee
  • Jacqueline Fowler known as hair designer
  • Jacqueline Fowler known as makeup designer
  • Dan Frye known as special makeup effects artist (as Daniel Frye)
  • Rod Hamlin known as prosthetic technician
  • Paul Hyett known as special makeup effects designer
  • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
  • Kristyan Mallett known as prosthetic makeup effects artist
  • Nicola Mount known as makeup trainee
  • Conal Palmer known as prosthetic technician
  • Caroline Silk known as makeup artist
  • Jenna Smith known as makeup trainee
  • Kate Smith known as makeup trainee

Art Department:

  • Sally Black known as production buyer
  • Paul Bufton known as props hand
  • Sarah Comish known as production buyer
  • Steve Dawson known as carpenter
  • Brian Eatough known as carpenter
  • Rachael Fitzgerald known as graphic designer
  • Derek Ixer known as dressing props (as Derek 'Del' Ixer)
  • Peter Johnson known as construction manager
  • Andy Ludford known as dressing props
  • Steve Macdonald known as standby props (as Steve McDonald)
  • Kieron Mcnamara known as supervising prophand (as Kieron McNamara)
  • Richard Miller known as painter
  • Phil Perry known as storyboard artist
  • Bryan Pollard known as carpenter
  • Mickey Pugh known as props hand
  • Susan Ross known as scenic artist
  • Graham Thomas known as construction manager
  • Barry Tracy known as scenic artist
  • Toby Troyna known as dressing props
  • Ian Tully known as production buyer
  • Kevin White known as carpenter
  • Mickey Woolfson known as property master
  • Colin Worrall known as scenic artist
  • Thomas Jones known as prop maker (uncredited)


Production Companies:

  • Isle of Man Film (present)
  • UK Film Council (present)
  • Screen Yorkshire (present)
  • Steel Mill Pictures

Other Companies:

  • BMW  cars furnished by (as BMW Group)
  • Drew & Co.  legal
  • Fatts  post-production script services
  • Film Finances  completion guarantor
  • Filmgate  visual effects
  • Molinare Studio  post-production facilities
  • MovieScore Media  soundtrack
  • Panavision UK  camera equipment provided by
  • Paul Hylett Special Make-Up Effects  special make-up effects
  • Titan Grips  camera and grip equipment


  • Pathé (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Screen Gems (2007) (USA) (theatrical)
  • FS Film Oy (2008) (Finland) (DVD)
  • LK-TEL (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (Australia) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2008) (Argentina) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Filmgate (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Erik Anderson known as visual effects artist
  • Fredrik Averpil known as visual effects
  • Håkan Blomdahl known as visual effects
  • Anders Hakansson known as visual effects artist
  • Peter Holmgren known as visual effects artist
  • Andreas Hylander known as visual effects
  • Mathias Larserud known as visual effects
  • Linus Lindbalk known as visual effects
  • Anders Muammar known as visual effects artist
  • Jacob Otterström known as visual effects artist (as Jacob Svensson)
  • Katie Shahrokh known as digital post-production manager
  • Daniel Swahn known as visual effects artist
  • Sean Wheelan known as visual effects producer: Filmgate

Release Date:

  • Germany 7 February 2008 (European Film Market)
  • Ireland 14 March 2008
  • UK 14 March 2008
  • USA 29 April 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 3 June 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • France 9 July 2008
  • Netherlands 15 July 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 22 August 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Spain October 2008 (Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival)
  • Finland 22 October 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Finland 26 October 2008 (Night Visions Film Festival)
  • Italy 28 October 2008 (Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival)
  • Finland 1 November 2008 (Iik!! Horror Film Festival)
  • Iceland 13 November 2008 (DVD premiere)
  • Turkey 10 April 2009 (Istanbul Film Festival)
  • United Arab Emirates 11 June 2009
  • Sweden 16 October 2011 (TV premiere)


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