Supported by Creative England and the BFI, Long Forgotten Fields tells the story of young couple, Sam and Lily, and sets their dark love story against the beautiful landscape of rural Shropshire. When Sam returns from service in Afghanistan Lily tries to heal their fractured relationship, but her efforts are thwarted by the PTSD that is taking hold of him. Dismissed by friends and family they are pushed into the fringes of their community, and Lily is unwillingly drawn into Sam’s post-war world.
The film features a talented cast of up-and-coming actors, including Tom Campion and Rebecca Birch, alongside established talent such as Simon Armstrong (Game of Thrones), Frances Ruffelle (Les Miserables) and Paul Sadot (Dead Man’s Shoes).
Long Forgotten Fields is the debut feature film of Shropshire born writer and director Jon Stanford.
Shot entirely on location in Shropshire, the film presents an uncompromising view of life in this isolated landscape. Utilising an observational shooting style and considered mise-en-scène, the cinematography of Cannes Lion award winning DOP Benjamin Thomas provides an authentic and haunting atmosphere to the action on screen.