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A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

The first film to receive support from Pinewood Films, shot at Shepperton Studios and in London. The psycho-comedy is written and directed by musician-turned-filmmaker Crispian Mills, marking his feature debut. 

Joined by co-director and animator Chris Hopewell as part of a collaboration with Collision Films, whose award-winning work includes Radiohead’s There There and The Killers’ Smile Like You Mean It. A Fantastic Fear of Everything is produced by Geraldine Patten and stars Simon Pegg (Paul, Shaun of the Dead).

Simon Pegg plays Jack, a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear. A Fantastic Fear of Everything also stars Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited), Clare Higgins (Hellraiser) and introduces Alan Drake.

Director(s): Crispian Mills

Producer(s): Geraldine Patten

Cast members: Simon Pegg, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins, Alan Drake


Studios used: Shepperton Studios

Filming facility: F Stage (SH)G Stage (SH)

Post production facility: Korda Theatre (SH)Theatre 1 (SH)Theatre 2 (SH)

Post production service: Digital Dailies & Digital Lab Scan & TelecineFoley & ADRScreening Services - 2D/3D Digital Projection & Film

Post production people: Brendan NicholsonGlen Gathard

Supplementary information


Distributor: Indomina Releasing and Universal Pictures

Production company: Keel Films and Pinewood Films