Rose: A Love Story is the story of a young couple living alone in the woods, who must contend with a life-altering illness that manifests itself in a violent and terrifying way. Rose’s disease is a vampiric, parasitic thirst for blood. As her hunger grows, all humanity seems to give way to a feral violence that harms both her and those around her. Their loving relationship strains under the burden of Rose’s illness, and it is only a matter of time until the secluded life that they have built is upended entirely.
Writer, Matt Stokoe, best known for his role as ‘Alex’ in E4’s BAFTA-winning drama Misfits as well as Jamestown (Sky1), The Village, The Musketeers (BBC), Sense8 and Outlaw King (Netflix) will be playing the lead role of SAM.
Playing opposite Matt in the role of Rose will be Sophie Rundle, a British actress best known for her role as Ada Shelby in Peaky Blinders. Alongside Peaky Blinders she is known for her roles in Sky’s Jamestown, Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley, An Inspector Calls, Brief Encounters, Episodes, The Bletchley Circle, Gentleman Jack and Dickensian.
Rose is the debut feature for director, Jennifer Sheridan who, for the last ten years has been honing her storyteller skills through her work as an editor (her most recent credits include Cuckoo and League of Gentleman has now become a multi-award winning director with her shorts films screening across the world in both BAFTA and Oscar qualifying festivals.
Financed by Great Point Media and Field Park Films.