Set in a sleepy hunting village, Elfie Hopkins is the story of twenty-two year old slacker and “wanna-be” detective. Elfie is a stoner and an animal lover in a village populated with hunters. Haunted by the death of her mother and surrounded by her broken father and alcoholic step-mother, Elfie seeks solace and inspiration from the old school detectives in The Maltese Falcon and Chinatown. She entertains herself, along with her geeky best friend, Dylan, by investigating the villagers and upsetting everyone with their imaginative allegations. Elfie’s mundane existence is thrown for a spin with the arrival of a family of trendy city dwellers, the Gammons.
The Gammons weave tales of adventure and entice the villagers with offers of exotic hunting holidays around the world. It’s not long before the villagers are flying off to the four corners of the world. Elfie, despite her best efforts, is not immune to the Gammons charms, but soon smells a rat. Elfie and Dylan snap into detective mode and investigate the Gammons life. Blood soon starts to spill in the village and it’s no longer just the blood of animals. Elfie discovers the villagers are not making those flights and when she finally uncovers the truth, its darker then she could have ever imagined. The Gammons are a family of cannibals!
- Screen Media Films will distribute in the US.
- Filmed in locations in West Wales.
- The full title is Elfie Hopkins and the Gammons.
- The feature film directorial debut of Ryan Andrews.
- Actor Ray Winstone plays the local butcher, and "meat is definitely on the menu..."
- This marks the first time Jaime Winstone stars in a film alongside her father, Ray Winstone.
- Described as a "twisted tale of cannibalism set in a British rural hunting village."
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