Now in development with Kato Pictures


1943, a Yorkshire town that plays host to a group of child evacuees from war-torn London. Childless outcast Elizabeth grows close to them, but faces a dilemma when she discovers the truth of their sinister intentions.

Written & Directed by Cat Davies

Produced by Lauren Parker

Conceived in late 2018 by Davies, Evacuees was a pitch selected as one of eight finalists in Arrow Video FrightFest’s New Blood 2018 contest to find the best new genre screenwriters. Davies received mentoring from BAFTA-nominated producer Jack Tarling (God’s Own Country), horror icon Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Reanimator), director/producer Jenn Wexler, and Queensbury Pictures’ Giles Edwards.

Since then, the script has grown through its infancy to also become a Stage32 and Screencraft semi-finalist. Lauren and Cat met as part of BFI Network X Bafta Crew talent group.

Read more about Lauren and Cat’s collaboration in the news announcement of Evacuees.


SFX, Issue 338, April 2021