The Northleach Horror

2016: TV Short Film

A short WWII/sci-fi/horror/comedy film following the exploits of deranged scientist Whitsuntide.

In the explosive midst of WWII, linguist Enzo McWheattie is summoned to the aid of his eccentric friend Whitsuntide, a maverick scientist. Can his latest escapade further the war effort, or at least get everybody killed in an amusing way?

Produced by Plum Films in partnership with SFTN and Creative Scotland.

Co-written by David Cairns and Alex Livingstone, and directed by David, THE NORTHLEACH HORROR is a first look into the mad world of maverick scientist, Whitsuntide.


Director: David Cairns
Writers: David Cairns, Alex Livingstone
Producer: Plum Films, David Jack
Director of Photography: Minttu Maari Mäntynen
Production Designer: Tom Sayer


Freddie Fox as Whitsuntide
Steven McNicoll as McWheattie
Gavin Mitchell as Brabazon


  • Bucheon International
  • Fantastic Film Fest
  • Glasgow Short Film Fest
  • Bonebat Comedy of Horrors Film Festival
  • Supernova International Film Festival, Manchester
  • Cryptshow Festival, Barcelona
  • Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
  • Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
  • Cromarty Film Festival