Gozo is a 93min independent feature film. A phycological ghost story.
It is the story of a young couple Joe and Lucille who have moved to Gozo, a tiny island in the Mediterranean Sea, to start an idyllic new life. They have a nice car, a steady income, a beautiful farmhouse with breathtaking views and a swimming pool. They seem to have it all. But when a young tourist goes missing on the island, Joe's disquieted conscience begins to get the better of him. As the buried horrors of Lucille and Joe's past resurface, the cracks begin to show in their homespun paradise.
A great actor and great friend Joseph Kennedy and I came up with the basic concept. I knew the island well and made a mood film with Joe on the island before getting talented horror writer Steven Sheil (Mum & Dad), producer Henry Scholfield, and long term collaborator and friend Miranda Bowen to co write and direct. The film was produced through my own company Bishop Films, named after my dog. The film would not be possible without the support of iconic editor Sam Sneade of Speade, who helped financially, creatively and allowed Speade to become the headquarters of production and post production for nearly three years. Nor would it have been possible without the support of exec producer Mark Pybus (Company Pictures), who lent his experience and helped guide us through our first feature adventure.
After watching a rough edit of the film, the British Film Institute (BFI) offered to partner with Bishop Films to complete the film. The film has been nominated as best UK feature at Raindance 2016.
The principal cast includes Joseph Kennedy (Sex, drugs and rock and roll), Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy, Mr Popper's penguins) and Daniel Lapaine (Muriel's Wedding, Zero Dark Thirty).