Elfie Hopkins, post-punk, retro hippy, is a slacker and “wanna-be” detective. Disappointed in life and frustrated by her mother’s death from a “stray” hunter’s bullet, she hates her new step-mother and the milksop her father has become. Elfie seeks solace and inspiration from the old school detectives in The Maltese Falcon and Chinatown, with her geeky best friend, Dylan. They investigate the villagers, looking for non-existent crimes to solve. Her mundane existence is thrown for a spin with the arrival of new neighbours, the Gammons – trendy sophisticates, fascinating world travelers. The Gammons organise tailor-made, exotic holidays for the villagers. Fascinated at first, Elfie soon smells a rat when one of their children unknowingly drops a hint about their background. The Gammons have strange taste. Yummy!

Filmed on location in a beautiful remote Welsh village, director Ryan Andrews signs a detective story with baroque undertones. Elfie Hopkins is his debut feature film. Besides TV work, he previously made the short films Little Munchkin, Jerusalem and Family Picnic.


Country: United Kingdom

Year: 2011

Runtime: 1h31

Version: English, with French subtitles

Rating: 12+

Cast & Credits

Director: Ryan Andrews

Producer: Michael Wiggs, Jonathan Sothcott

Screenplay: Ryan Andrews, Riyad Barmania

Cinematography: Tobia Sempi

Editing: Peter Hollywood

Music: Jordan Andrews

Cast: Jaime Winstone, Ray Winstone, Aneurin Barnard