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Tom Paton’s Stairs to receive World Premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest 2019

The writer/director’s latest film stars Shayne Ward.

Credit: Mosley Productions / Goldfinch

Arrow Video FrightFest favourite Tom Paton is returning to the festival in August with his new film Stairs.

Receiving its World Premiere at the festival, Stairs will screen as the final film in the Prince Charles Discovery One screen on Monday 26th August 2019. Watch the redband trailer for the film below:

A group of mercenaries are sent into Eastern Europe in the middle of a civil war to retrieve intel, but shortly after the mission the unit find themselves trapped on a never-ending stairwell; forced to climb or die. To survive, they must revisit their past sins if they ever want to get off.

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The film blurs the lines of action and horror, creating a visually unique movie that deals with time travel, the repercussions of violence and consequence. Rife with practical effects, bone crunching fight sequences and existential dread; its underpinned by a villain with a real purpose.

Stairs sees Shayne Ward (Coronation Street, The X Factor) making his feature film debut. He’s joined in the cast by Toby Osmond (Game of Thrones), Sophie Austin (Call The Midwife), Alana Wallace (Black Site), Samantha Schnitzler (Black Site) and Bentley Kalu (Wonder Woman).

Talking about Stairs premiering at FrightFest Paton says, “It’s a really honour to be back at Frightfest for the third year in a row. I’m especially proud of how Stairs has turned out and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. Frightfest has been an amazing platform for my career and I’m really excited to be heading back, especially as the line-up is so incredible this year.”


Credit: Mosley Productions / Goldfinch

Before Stairs has even had its premiere, Paton has announced his fifth film G-LOC, which is in post-production. The film sees Ward, Osmond and Wallace return and also stars Stephen Moyer (The Gifted, True Blood), Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), John Rhys-Davies (Lord of The Rings, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Aquaman).

Paton has also announced that he is in production of his sixth film with executive producer Steve Mosley.

Paton has previously debuted his films Black Site and Redwood at Arrow Video FrightFest.

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