A cinema in Wooton-under-edge is showing a debut feature film from a director from Stroud.

Wooton Electric Picture house will show young adult romance Philophobia from October 30.

Philophobia, which means ‘fear of falling in love’ is the debut feature film from director Guy Davies.

The film is set and filmed in Guy's home town of Stroud and it is an authentic coming-of-age romance rooted in experience.

The independent production was made possible by a dozen Stroud based investors and spearheaded by production company Fablemaze.

Philophobia is a picture of small town adolescence. One week of high school remains for Kai, an aspiring writer, and his friends. How they choose to spend this time awakens sexual desires, costs one of them their life and leaves them all changed forever.

Guy Davies said, “The film is set in my home town and shot in the high school I attended as a teenager, it’s inspired by life experience and is about love, friendship, sex and that uncertain transition period in life before becoming an adult.”

The film received rave reviews during film festivals held before lockdown in March.

Philophobia has won a number of awards on the festival circuit including, Best Global Cinema, Best Feature Film and Best Director.

Philophobia (certificate 15) is showing at the Electric Picture House, Wotton-under-Edge from Friday, October 30. Tickets can be booked at wottoncinema.com.

Details of the venue’s covid-19 safety protocols can be found at wottoncinema.com/staysafe.