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Sky Peals

Directed by Moin Hussain
United Kingdom 2023
Runtime 91'

Adam works night shifts at a motorway service station, living a small and lonely life with little human contact or connection. Upon hearing that his estranged father has died, Adam finds himself piecing together a complicated image of a man that he never really knew and uncovers details of his life that he struggles to comprehend. Learning that his father believed he was not human, Adam initially dismisses the notion outright. However, unable to shake the thought, he begins to wonder: if this were true, what would that make him?

Directed by
Moin Hussain

Moin Hussain

Nick Cooke

Nse Asuquo

Sarah Davachi

Paul Davies

Production design
Elena Muntoni

Sophie O’Neill

Faraz Ayub, Natalie Gavin, Claire Rushbrook, Simon Nagra, Steve Oram, Jeff Mirza, Bill Fellows

Michelle Stein (Escape Films)

International sales
Bankside FIlms


Moin Hussain (1992) is a London based writer/director. His shorts have screened at festivals around the world, including Cannes Semaine De La Critique, Sitges and the BFI London Film Festival. Moin’s first feature Sky Peals was supported and financed by Film4, the BFI and Screen Yorkshire. The project was developed with the Torino ScriptLab and took part in the Cannes Cinefondation L’atelier. Moin was a Screen International Star of Tomorrow and is represented by Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.