XMoor. With their sights set on a £25,000 reward promoted by a local newspaper, American documentary makers Georgia and Matt head to Exmoor in North Devon to film the fabled ‘beast’ supposedly slinking through the remote terrain. Setting up a forest camp with an experienced tracker harbouring his own dark secrets, the trio fix 42 cameras to the trees and rocks, linked back to a computer nerve centre where nothing should go unnoticed as they take turns to keep watch throughout the night. As darkness settles, their plans are thrown into disarray as they stumble over the body of a dead girl in a clearing and they are horrified to realise that she isn’t alone. They are surrounded by rotting bodies of dead girls. The realisation soon dawns that they are in the lair of a beast alright, but not one of the four-legged variety. They have discovered a serial killer’s dumping ground and soon they become his most wanted prey.

The story is based on the beast of Exmoor, a family of legendary Cryptid cats that stalk the moors and surrounded areas, descended from big cats that were released into the wild in the 1970’s after a law was passed making it illegal for them to be kept in captivity by individuals. Despite being written off by folklore, there have been up to thirty reported eyewitness sightings each and every month over the last thirty years. Something is out there and it’s high time it found its way onto the silver screen.

Written and directed by emerging filmmaker Luke Hyams, XMOOR stars MELIA KREILING (Guardians Of The Galaxy, TV’s The Borgias), NICK BLOOD (TV’s Babylon and Trollied) and MARK BONNAR (TV’s Psychoville and Shetland). Funded by Northern Ireland Screen, XMOOR was filmed in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland in December 2013. The feature was produced and financed by WAYNE MARC GODFREY and ROBERT JONES through their company The Fyzz Facility in association with Goldcrest and Ingenious. International sales by WTF. The film will premiere at FILM4 FrightFest on August 25th, 2014 ahead of a wider release later in the year.



August 25, 2014


Luke Hyams


Luke Hyams


Fyzz Faculty




87 minutes