Produced by leading Cornish production company o-region, Weekend Retreat is written and directed by Brett Harvey, produced by Denzil Monk and Simon Harvey and stars Esther Hall (Rome, Waking The Dead, Spooks) Dominic Coleman (Psychoville, Special People, Clubbed) and Dudley Sutton (Lovejoy, The Football Factory, Dean Spanley).

Since January 2011, the film has been test screened in a selection of village halls and small-scale venues around Cornwall and has begun to generate a good groundswell of support and enthusiasm. 

"Weekend Retreat is a brilliant piece of writing brought to life by a fine cast and topped off with a great soundtrack. Mad, bad and wildly funny" 

Sheila Vanloo, Radio St Austell Bay


Weekend Retreat: a cornish black comedy.

Karen and Duncan Campbell are stuck in a loveless marriage. Trying in vain to patch up their fractured relationship, they escape for the weekend in a picturesque house in the beautiful Cornish countryside.

Kevin and Gary Tregidger are estranged stepbrothers brought together by a family tragedy. Destitute, desperate and at their lucks end they hatch a plan to change their fortunes by burgling a large isolated house in the deserted Cornish countryside.

There’s just one snag: it’s the same house.

As the weekend draws on, the Campbells find themselves held hostage and the Tregidgers get increasingly out of their depth. The stakes are raised as secrets are revealed, relationships are pushed to breaking point and body parts are lost.


o-region has established itself as a leading creative force, producing award winning short films and critically acclaimed features “The Midnight Drives' by writer/director Mark Jenkin and now Weekend Retreat by Brett Harvey; cultivating film audiences through the o-region Screening Network and Rough Cut events, bringing international and local shorts to rural audiences and stimulating short film production through competitions including the notorious ‘Big Pitcher’ which has grown into Cornwall Film Festival’s grand finale event! o-region has also toured highly praised theatre shows across Cornwall and England.

Writer/director Brett Harvey has made 34 short films, winning awards and critical acclaim along the way. This is his debut feature.

Supported by Feast, Arts Council Englan, Cornwall Council, University College Falmouth

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