Porto, Portugal. March 4, 2017. Caught, the alien home invasion thriller from award-winning director Jamie Patterson’s (Fractured, City of Dreamers) has won the Critics’ Award at the 2017 Fantasporto–Oporto International Film Festival. Caught screened as an official selection in the Fantasy Films programme.
Caught stars Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha, End of the Tour, The Mend), April Pearson (Skins, Tormented, Age of Kill), Cian Barry (Dr. Foster, Nina Forever), Ruben Crow (Doctors, Austenland), David Mounfield (This is Jinsy), and newcomers Aaron Davis and baby Regan Brown. It was filmed in East Sussex, UK, where aliens were sighted in 1967.
While on an afternoon walk with their children, two small town reporters notice the military camped on a hilltop. Debating the possible significance of this activity, they answer their door when two unusual strangers come knocking and find themselves held hostage in their own home.
“Such an honour to win the Critics Award at Fantasporto. It’s been an amazing week and this is the icing on the cake,” said Director Jamie Patterson. “Thank you to Fantasporto for this award. It means the world to myself and the rest of the cast and crew of Caught.”