Workbus Ltd. is delighted to announce that CANDLESTICK, the second feature from emerging filmmaker Christopher Presswell, is to make its debut at the Aberdeen Film Festival.

A stylish retro suspense thriller, CANDLESTICK tells of a social gathering rocked to its core when host Jack accuses his best friend’s wife of infidelity. But as the allegations start flying, it soon emerges that a far more sinister game is at play.

Channeling Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope and Dial M for Murder with its sinister protagonist and single location setting, CANDLESTICK is a stylized throwback to vintage 1950s cinema with a contemporary relevancy.

The film will receive its UK premiere on Wednesday 8th October at Cineworld Union Square as part of the inaugural Aberdeen Film Festival. Stars Andrew Fitch and Nigel Thomas, and director and co-writer Christopher Presswell are expected to attend.

Director Christopher Presswell comments: “I am delighted to be able to unleash the sinister twists and turns of CANDLESICK upon the people of Aberdeen. It feels only fitting that a film with such a strong British sense of identity should receive its UK debut at this exciting new festival.”

CANDLESTICK stars Andrew Fitch as mischievous host Jack, Isla Ure (BFI Future Film Nominee 2012, Red Dwarf X) as the alluring Vera, Nigel Thomas, and Tom Knight (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), alongside a supporting performance from Dan March (The Real MacGuffins, Pramface, Miranda).

26-year-old filmmaker Christopher Presswell directs his second feature from his screenplay, co-written with Hungarian screenwriter András Forgács. Director of photography Haider Zafar’s work on Vendetta was last year praised by leading critic Mark Kermode, and the film features a full orchestral score written by Jonathan Armandary, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Aberdeen Film Festival runs from Saturday 4th October – Sunday 12th October 2014. CANDLESTICK is scheduled for a multi-platform release in the US in Spring 2015, with details of a UK release to follow.