Films 2019

Rare Beasts

by Billie Piper / United Kingdom 2019 / 89' / In competition

Cast and Credits

Original Title / Rare Beasts

Director / Billie Piper

Screenplay / Billie Piper

Cinematography / Patrick Meller

Editing / Hazel Baillie

Music / Nathan Coen, Johnny Lloyd

Sound / Keith Tunney

Art Direction / Sarah Kane

Costume Design / Grace Snell

Cast / Billie Piper, Leo Bill, Kerry Fox, Toby Woolf, David Thewlis, Lily James

Production / Vaughan Sivell – Western Edge Pictures

Executive Production / Franki Goodwin, Mike Rattenbury, Will Kane, Vaughan Sivell – Western Edge Pictures; Billie Piper; Ben Pugh, Josh Varney – 42 Management & Production; Paul Higgins – Fields Park; Jim Reeve, Robert Halmi – Great Point Media; Jeff K. Clarke, Claire Lee, Stephen Wallace – Warrior Global Media

Co-production / Tom Wood – Western Edge Pictures

Format / Color

Runtime / 89 min.


Mandy is a mother, a writer, a nihilist. Mandy is a modern woman in a crisis. Raising a son in the midst of a female revolution, mining the pain of her parents’ separation and professionally writing about a love that no longer exists, she falls upon a troubled man, Pete, who’s searching for a sense of worth, belonging and ‘restored’ Male identity.

Billie Piper

Billie PiperBillie Piper (1982) is an English actress, dancer, and singer. At the age of 15 she released her debut single Because We Want To, which made her the youngest artist to enter at number one on the UK Singles Chart. In 2003, she retired from the recording industry and began an acting career, starring in TV series Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Penny Dreadful. Piper has starred in five plays since 2007 and was given a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in Yerma. Rare Beasts is her first feature as a director.