Firstborn

DIRECTOR

Nirpal Bhogal

PRODUCTION

Netflix

CAST

Antonia Thomas, Luke Norris, Jonathan Hyde, and Eileen Davies

Soundtrack

  • Walk And Get Lost
  • A Hidden City

About the project

An evocative horror about the reality of the supernatural world encroaching into our everyday lives, threatening our homes and family. Taking as its inspiration the seminal horror films of the 70s, it is a chilling insight into the sacrifices we must make when we bring a new life into this world.

FirstBorn premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2016 and played at the Sitges Film Festival 2016. 

“This is an impressive second feature from writer-director Nirpal Bhogal who has distinctly brought a handful of Sket’s gritty reality to FirstBorn, sprinkling it with ghostly goodness to ensure its foot stands firmly in the horror genre and nowhere else.” by Scream Magazine

Opening Titles

Some impressions

Press

Heaven of Horror Score 4/5

“The scene stealer was Antonia Thomas, who portrays the mother in the family. You may have seen Antonia Thomas from the TV show Misfits or Lovesick, but for most people, she’s still a very fresh face. She is all heart and courage in FirstBorn, while also being very honest about the toll of the situation.”

the full review

Scream Magazine Score 3.5/5

“Exceptional… As a truthful presentation of motherhood and the fears that come with it, the scariest part of the film will be watching Charlie struggle to keep her small family together. This is an impressive second feature from writer-director Nirpal Bhogal who has distinctly brought a handful of Sket’s gritty reality to FirstBorn, sprinkling it with ghostly goodness to ensure its foot stands firmly in the horror genre and nowhere else.”

the full review