On the eve of World War II, a British widow hires a self-taught archaeologist to dig up mysterious formations on her land, leading to a staggering find.

Director's Biography

Simon Stone has an impressive list of theatre credits. He was founder and artistic director of The Hayloft Project in Australia (THE PROMISE, THE ONLY CHILD, THE SUICIDE, SPRING AWAKENING, B.C., AND CHEKHOV RECUT – PLATONOV) before becoming resident director at Belvoir Sydney. His film credits include his multi award-winning first feature THE DAUGHTER, adapted from his production THE WILD DUCK, starring Geoffrey Rush, and the short film REUNION.

2021 - THE DIG

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Simon Stone

Written by: Moira Buffini

Produced by: Gabrielle Tana

Cinematography: Mike Eley (BSC)

Editing: Jon Harris

Production Design: Maria Djurkovic

Costume Design: Alice Babidge

Make-Up & Hair: Jenny Shircore

Original Score: Stefan Gregory

Sound: Danny Sheehan, Paul Cotterell, Paul Carter, Yves-Marie Omnes

Casting: Lucy Bevan

Main Cast: Carey Mulligan (Edith Pretty), Ralph Fiennes (Basil Brown), Lily James (Peggy Piggott), Johnny Flynn (Rory Lomax)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2021