How British Filmmaker George Henry Horton went from a small town in Kent to working with Hollywood A-Listers


George Henry Horton grew up in the sleepy town of Sevenoaks on the outskirts of London, but always knew he’d not stay there long. Graduating from high school in 2011, he moved to London, studying at King’s College. There, his YouTube channel JesterLads went ‘viral’, playing across the world from Channel 4 to NBC. Not long after that he found himself attending the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His AFI thesis, Dreadspace, which he wrote and produced, was purchased by Channel 4 here in the UK.

Within a few short years of graduating AFI, Horton wasted little time making a name for himself, and has landed himself a manager and joined the highly selective Producer’s Guild of America (PGA). He is currently working on his latest feature film ‘Anne, With Love’, starring Blaine Morris (Skins), Mena Suvari (American Beauty) and Danielle Harris (Halloween Franchise). Other projects he has worked include Ice Cream in the Cupboard (Jaime King) and Useless Humans (Josh Zuckerman).

We sat down with him to talk a little about the project, where he revealed there was more exciting news to come.

‘It’s been a fantastic experience to get to work with such great actors as Mena and Danielle, as well as our wonderful lead and fellow filmmaker Blaine. It’s been a dream come true to work with such talented actors. There’s been a recent development which I’m also excited to share with the world when our PR team deem it appropriate! What I can say is it involves another extremely talented individual who kindly lent her talent to the film’.

Horton described Anne, With Love as a twisty psychological horror-thriller which deals with the themes and relationships between reality, trauma and love. The other project he is currently working on, Project Dorothy, is a sci-fi horror-thriller, and Horton spoke a little about making films across genres.

‘I think it’s safe to say I love genre bending. It’s a great way to play with and subvery audience expectations, and also allow the strength and characteristics of different genres complement one another and push the artform of cinema in new directions’.