CENSOR is the unsettling tale of film censor Enid, who discovers an eerily familiar horror film that speaks directly to her past. As she unravels the mystery behind the film, she is dragged into a twisted fairytale, blurring the line between fiction and reality.  Steeped in 1980s aesthetics, CENSOR is an atmospheric and suspenseful love letter to the horror classics of the past.

Director Prano Bailey-Bond

Writer Prano Bailey-Bond, Anthony Fletcher

Cast Niamh Algar (The Virtues, Calm With Horses) alongside Michael Smiley (Jawbone, Kill List), Vincent Franklin (Gentleman Jack, Bodyguard), Nicholas Burns (Ghost Stories, Nathan Barley), Adrian Schiller (Victoria, The Last Kingdom), and Sophia La Porta (Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral, Been So Long).

Producers Helen Jones and Executive Producers Andy Starke (Rook Films), Ant Timpson (Timpson Films) & Kim Newman.

Production Credits Silver Salt Films, BFI, FILM4, FFILM CYMRU WALES

Prano Bailey-Bond

Prano Bailey-Bond is a Welsh director and screenwriter.  Her work invokes imaginative worlds, fusing a dark vocabulary with eerie allure, revealing how beauty resides in strange places.  She was recently named a 2021 Variety 'Director to Watch' and was named a Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’ in 2018. Prano’s short-form work has screened at hundreds of festivals worldwide winning numerous awards in the process. Commissioned by Film4 to direct an episode of their Halloween focused ‘Fright Bites’, Prano’s short SHORTCUT (2016) was broadcast on Channel4 before playing at festivals internationally including Sitges. Her short film NASTY (2015) screened at over 100 festivals worldwide, premiering at the BFI’s London Film Festival, winning many awards globally, including ‘Best International Short’ at Fantaspoa and the Women in Horror Film Festival. NASTY was voted one of the top horror shorts of 2016 by Horror Happens and Fright Meter Awards.  Her music videos have picked up accolades including a UKMVA and Best Music Video at the European Independent Film Festival and London Short Film Festival. Prano is represented by Anthony Mestriner at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.

Festival Section Year Location
Sundance Film FestivalMidnight2021
Berlin Film Festival Panorama 2021