A CHILLING, atmospheric film set in the stark quarry landscape of 19th century Snowdonia is going out on DVD and digital HD it has been announced.

The award winning gothic folk tale 'Gwen' was filmed around Bangor, Bethesda, Caernarfon and in the slate quarries of North Wales.

The film stars Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Maxine Peake, Richard Harrington, Mark Lewis Jones, Gwion Glyn and an Anglesey newcomer eight-year-old Jodie Innes.

Written and directed by William McGregor, Bulldog Film distribution has said the the Certificate 15 film, will be released on November 11.

The story follows the life of a young girl living amid the harsh conditions of a Snowdonia slate community.

Gwen struggles with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land.

In July, an audience at Pontio, Bangor, was given a first look at the film before it went out on general cinema release.

North Wales locations featured in the film are The Farm; Tal Braich, Rhosgadfan, Griffith’s House; Waterfall Farm, Blaen Nant, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Mine/Doctor’s Office; National Slate Museum, Llanberis, Slate Quarry; Tryfan Slate Quarry, Caernarfon, Market Town/Church/ Woodland; Faenol Estate, Bangor and The Rock; Pen-y-Pass, Llanberis.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and its UK Premiere, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

It was the winner of two BAFTA Cymru Awards for costume design and photography and lighting: fiction category.