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Ruthless: Made In Bristol

Thursday 27th August 2020 | Doors: 18:45 | Film Start: 19:00 | Approximate End: 21:00

Over the past five years we’ve been fortunate to be able to screen some indie feature films created within the city – and now our festival director has added his own effort to the growing list of productions that are officially Made In Bristol.

Join us at Averys Wine Cellars for a screening of the slyly subversive slasher whodunnit Ruthless, which follows eight students stranded in the Brecon Beacons with a mysterious assailant – but one of their number is quite literally fearless, and refuses to play by the rules…

The film – which was shot in Bristol and South Wales and features almost exclusively local cast and crew – premiered at the American Horrors Film Festival in October 2019, and is undergoing a few final adjustments before wider release. This screening will be an opportunity to catch it before the final “director’s cut”, learn more about the highs and lows of microbudget moviemaking, and see how a simple horror movie hook goes from conceptualisation to completion!

There’s sparkling wine on arrival, followed by an introduction from the director, Owen Franklin, before the screening. There’s also a cash bar selling a selection of Averys’ wines and a Q&A after the film.


2020 | TBC (15 recommended) | 85 mins

Eight students celebrating their graduation take a holiday at a remote home in Wales. No phone reception, no internet, no neighbours for miles – it’s their idea of an idyllic getaway. However, the trip takes a ominous turn when they arrive to a grisly warning, and soon the group are disappearing one by one…

You think you’ve seen it before – but you haven’t met Ruth Everly.

Our protagonist and narrator is a relatively normal twenty-one year old girl, apart from her physiological inability to experience fear – she is quite literally fearless. As Ruth approaches each sinister scenario with unflappable pragmatism, she finds herself racing to uncover the truth behind their unseen aggressor before all of the group are killed – which would be extremely inconvenient, to say the least…

STARRING: Cecilia Crossland | Luke Rhodri | Taheen Modak | Max Funcheon-Dinnen | Rachel Partington

DIRECTOR: Owen Franklin

PRODUCER: Owen Franklin | Alan Franklin

WRITTEN BY: Owen Franklin

THEY SAY: “I was impressed with Ruthless as a debut feature: despite its restricted budget it makes much of a strong concept, interesting character arcs and thoughtful casting and direction” – Anna Smith, The Critic’s Circle UK, 2019

WE SAY: “After watching countless brilliant films over the years with the film festival, I decided to make my own foray into filmmaking! It was quite an experience – often challenging, frequently exhilarating and ultimately rewarding – and I’m delighted to be able to have Ruthless in a state where it can be screened publicly. I hope that you enjoy it” – Owen Franklin


  • Red Carpet Club tickets are for members of the Red Carpet Club only – when booking, please use the member’s name as the lead booking name. Non-members in possession of a Red Carpet ticket will be liable to pay the difference in price.
  • Doors will open for this event at 18:45. We cannot guarantee access to the screening room before this, so recommend arriving no earlier than 5-10 minutes before doors are due to open. The screening will commence at 19:00 and conclude at 21:00.
  • Guests will receive a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Please note that the venue operates a Challenge 25 policy, and if valid ID cannot be provided upon request then it reserves the right to refuse to serve alcohol.
  • There will also be a bar serving a selection of Averys’ wines.
  • Averys’ cellar is suitable for disabled access; however, we do ask any guests who have accessibility queries or concerns to contact us directly. We remind guests that there are some uneven areas of floor in the cellar.
  • The film will be screened in English, without subtitles.
  • This film is yet to receive a BBFC rating; the filmmakers recommend a 15 rating, based on violence and very strong language.
  • For more information, please refer to our FAQ section or CONTACT US.



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