The Girl with All the Gifts

In a dystopian future, where a virus threatens the few survivors of humanity, a teacher, a soldier, a scientist, and a miraculous yet dangerous girl, are forced to venture urban wastelands in search of not just survival, but hope, in this thriller based on the novel by Mike Carey.

The Girl with All the Gifts


Directed by Colm McCarthy, who had previously helmed episodes of Peaky Blinders, Birmingham shot blockbuster film, TGWATG was shot in Birmingham and Dudley. It stirred up attention as it did so, with dramatic apocalyptic location design and locals participating as extras and bit-parts. The film went on to get writer Mike Carey nominated for a BAFTA as his debut, and won the producer Camille Gatin a British Independent Film Award as Breakthrough Producer.


Gemma Arterton: Helen Justineau
Paddy Considine: Sgt Eddie Parks
Glenn Close: Dr Caroline Caldwell
Sennia Nanua: Melanie

Location & Resources

Filmed in and around Birmingham, portions of the city centre including Church Street and Colmore Row were transformed into The Girl with All the Gift’s dystopian London.

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