The Cast
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Tracey Ann Wood
Tracey Ann Wood

plays Joyce, the disturbed single mother in ‘The Redeeming’. Tracey has worked alongside Natalie Imbruglia (‘Johnny English’, ‘Neighbours’), Billy Connolly (‘The Hobbit’, ‘Brave’), Richard Armitage (‘The Hobbit’) and many others on both stage and screen. She was hailed by ‘The Times’ as “assured”, and described by ‘The Stage’ as being in a “stellar class of actors”. Tracey and director Brian Barnes first worked together on a commercial for a car finance company.

Ryan Wichert
Ryan Wichert

plays John, the mysterious stranger. Ryan is a star of Germany’s Grimme Prize nominated WDR TV series ‘Die Unwahrscheinlichen Ereignisse im Leben von...’ He recently appeared on stage at London’s Arcola Theatre in two critically-acclaimed plays, ‘Shrapnel’ and ‘Clarion’, both receiving 4 and 5 star reviews from newspapers including ‘The Guardian’. His self-penned web comedy series ‘Points Of You’ won the German National Charlemagne Youth Prize 2014, awarded by the European Parliament.

Robert Blackwood
Robert Blackwood

plays the doctor in ‘The Redeeming’. Robert has recently been working with director Daniel Rands on ‘The Unexpected Quaintness of Aliens’. He has appeared in West End shows and is currently working on a 1940s radio comedy series for BBC Radio 4. Robert played the Edinburgh Festival again in 2015 with his creative company, ‘Interrupt the Routine’, appearing in the show ‘Misfits of London: The Gin Chronicles’. Robert played the lead in director Brian Barnes’s car finance commercial.

Key Creatives


Known to many as “the world’s most experienced first-time director”, Brian has directed many award-winning shorts, including The Urge.  He is also known for the cult TV show Bikini Beach.  Despite 30 years in the business, The Redeeming is Brian’s first feature film.  Brian’s latest short film Interphase, which was made under lockdown in April 2020, has just been shortlisted by the Lockdown Film Festival 2020 from 1700 worldwide entries.

Roger Thomas


Roger has written many scripts for Brian before, including Magenta Edge and Gillian’s Persona.  Roger and Brian are working on their next feature film together - Refracted.

Director of Photography

Matt and Brian have made several projects together.  These include Magenta Edge, Gillian’s Persona and the multi-award-winning The Urge.


A Turkish composer, arranger and producer who studied Classical Composition at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and Audio Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire.  He lives in Istanbul.  ‘The Redeeming’ is his first feature film commission.

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