Tear Me Apart is the debut feature from Cannibal Films, directed by Alex Lightman, written by Tom Kerevan, with cinematography by Ern Herrmann, starring Alfie Stewart, Frazer Alexander and Jennie Eggleton.
In the wastelands of post-apocalyptic England, two young brothers turn to cannibalism to survive, only to fall for their prey, a teenage girl… and possibly the last female left alive.
The film was shot in June 2014 on the North coast of Cornwall, England. It was completed in June 2015 and is due for release in 2016.
Bronx International Film festival – 24th January 2016.
Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival, Italy – 1st November 2015 – EUROPEAN PREMERE
Austin International Film Festival, US – 31st October 2015 – WORLD PREMIERE
Alex made his first real inroads towards the world of film directing at art school where he made a series of film installations. Whilst thoroughly enjoyable, it became clear this wasn’t quite the right line of enquiry for Alex as he was incessantly questioned by ‘The People In Charge’, “What are you doing at art school? Why aren’t you in film school?” This, coupled with the fact that no one seemed interested in watching film installation pieces, prompted Alex to swap one form of self-indulgence for another and pursue a career in narrative film. Numerous short films, music videos and an eBay advert later and Alex was finally standing knee deep in sea water on the Cornish coast directing his first feature film.
Full of the promise of fame in the big city, in 2006 Tom moved to London with an oversized tourist map to pursue his dream of becoming a world famous actor. Two years down the road and with no contract to play the next Bond villain in sight, Tom made the bold move to turn his back on the fickle world of acting and instead seek the financial and emotional security offered to him by a career as a screenwriter. Inspired by the line in Little Miss Sunshine “You do what you love and fuck the rest”, in 2010 Tom packed in the day job and has never looked back. Since then he has written seven feature film scripts along with numerous adverts and shorts. Tear Me Apart is his first writing and producing credit on a feature.
Ern first arrived on planet Earth circa 1042 BC in suspicious circumstances. He spent 15 years integrating with us earthlings and falling for our ways, but in his heart of hearts he knew we weren’t quite ready for the full Ernesto. He traveled back to his home planet to wait until such a time that we could truly revel in his splendour. His return to Earth is not well documented, but return he did and since then he has accrued over 30 professional credits across film and TV, including Gambit with Colin Firth, Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley, and Wasteland, a documentary he shot in 2008 that has won prizes at Sundance, Berlin and received an Oscar nomination in 2011. He also has a moustache.