On screen he may play Emmerdale’s mild mannered vet Paddy Kirk, but off screen actor Dominic Brunt has carved out a very successful sideline as a director and producer of horror movies alongside his wife Joanne Mitchell. Dominic and Joanne, who also appeared in Emmerdale as Liv’s mother Sandra Flaherty, will have the world premiere of their latest creation Attack of the Adult Babies at this year’s Horror Channel Fright Fest on Saturday 26th August in London’s Leicester Square.

Emmerdale's Dominic Brunt and Joanne Mitchell
Emmerdale’s Dominic Brunt and Joanne Mitchell

Having already had great success with feature films Before Dawn and Bait, the new movie from Mitchell Brunt Films is described as a satirical and sexy unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

A home invasion forces two teenagers to break into a remote country manor and steal Top Secret documents. Little do they know the stately pile is also the venue where a group of high-powered middle-aged men go to take refuge from the stresses of daily life by dressing in nappies and indulging their every perverse nursery whim. Or that this grotesque assembly intends to refuel the world’s economy by very sinister, sick and monstrous means.  Time for a change…

Sally Dexter and Joanne Mitchell in Attack of the Adult Babies

Joanne Mitchell also stars in the film along with fellow Emmerdale star Sally Dexter, who plays Faith Dingle. It was during the filming of Attack of the Adult Babies that Dominic heard Emmerdale was looking to cast Faith and put Sally’s name in the frame.

As well as the world premiere, Joanne is also nominated for the second Screen International Genre Rising Star Award, in association with Horror Channel FrightFest 2017. The award was established in 2016 to celebrate the work of emerging UK genre talent, with the first recipient being Prevenge director Alice Lowe. This year’s winner will be announced on Monday August 28 in an event at the Cineworld Leicester Square at 6.30pm. It will be hosted by Screen contributing editor & critic Nikki Baughan and entry is free.

Joanne has been short listed along with four others for her work as an actress and producer on Attack Of The Adult Babies as well as previous genre projects including Bait and Before Dawn.

FrightFest co-director Greg Day added: “Identifying and promoting new UK talent is very rewarding and we’re so pleased to continue to do this in partnership with Screen International, the UK’s leading film industry publication”.

WARNING: The below trailer is NOT for the faint hearted!!!




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