The Renata road filmed in Preston made its debut this year

Posted on - 16th June, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston News, What's On in Preston
CJ de Mooi and John Sharp
CJ de Mooi and John Sharp

The Renata Road, the new British independent mystery-thriller film made its debut at this year’s edition of the Believe Psychology Film Festival, marking the first in-person event for the festival after the pandemic.


The film which was shot in Preston in June 2014, premiered at the Skiptown Playhouse in Los Angeles with the festival running from May 20-22, 2022.

Starring as ‘The Stranger’ is C.J. de Mooi, best known for his quizzing prowess on BBC Two’s Eggheads from 12 Yard Productions. 

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The Renata Road is directed by Ed Greenberg in his feature debut under his Beyond the Bar Ltd production banner.

Ed Greenberg said: “I am incredibly happy to have The Renata Road premiering at the Believe Psychology Film Festival.

The Renata Road cast
The Renata Road cast

“It is a film born out of the idea for a piece that was not only entertainment but also as a picture which would challenge its audience, which would encourage and reward that deeper engagement.

“One of the joys of The Renata Road lies in the interpretation. Everything in the film has a purpose, everything has a meaning, and that is very much in keeping with the core values of the Believe Psychology Film Festival.”

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Cannon Film Company Managing Director, Richard Albiston said: “The Renata Road is a very singular work, unique in its conception and execution.

“Ed Greenberg has always referred to the film as a “psychological enigma” so it is fantastic for his film to be chosen by the Believe Psychology Film Festival to be the premiere showcase for his feature debut.”

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