The Renata Road wins at Mindfield Film Festival

The Renata Road, Ed Greenberg’s feature debut psychological thriller about a mysterious stranger checking into a remote hotel, has received an award for Best Feature Film at the Mindfield Film Festival in Albuquerque.

The film, which was produced by UK production house Beyond the Bar and stars a diverse British cast headlined by actor and television personality C.J. de Mooi, triumphed at the New Mexico Festival, winning the Diamond Award, the festival’s highest honour, in the Feature Film category on January 6th, 2022.

“It’s wonderful to see The Renata Road receive such a positive reception.” said director Greenberg, “Hopefully the first of many such accolades that will ensure the film reaches as wide an audience as possible. A testament to our incredible cast and crew.”

In The Renata Road, a mysterious stranger (de Mooi, television’s Eggheads), looking for peace, solitude and escape from the outside world, checks into the remote Renata hotel. Soon after, he is reluctantly drawn into the lives and activities of the hotel’s guests and it becomes abundantly clear that all is not as calm and serene as the hotel management would have him believe. A chance encounter with the hotel maid (Rebekah Bowman, Vengence (2016)) sets in motion a chain of events that will take the Stranger to the very edge of sanity and threatens to destroy the lives of everyone present.

The Renata Road is currently continuing its international film festival run and is eyeing a general release later in 2022.

About the Mindfield Film Festival: Mindfield Film Festival – Albuquerque is a film festival from the land of enchantment, it showcases features, shorts and music videos by filmmakers from around the world, celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers not just during our annual Film Festival but throughout the year with our bi-monthly online competitions. Mindfield aims to show the very best in new independent cinema and to give filmmakers a place to show their work to people who appreciate it.

About Beyond the Bar: Beyond The Bar is an independent film making group specialising in the production of Short & Feature Films. Based in the North West of England, our passion is to make films with originality and depth; films that have a strong narrative at their core; films that engage and inspire, tease and question; but above all, films that are both intelligent and entertaining.

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Ed Greenberg directs The Renata Road
Rebekah Bowman in The Renata Road
C.J. de Mooi in The Renata Road