Unwelcome Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


January 27, 2023
1hr 44min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Unwelcome (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Unwelcome Movie Details:

Movie NameUnwelcome
Country Ireland
United Kingdom
Language English
Release Date27 January 2023
Running Time1hr 44min
Age ratingR
CastHannah John-Kamen
Douglas Booth
Jamie-Lee O’Donnell
Colm Meaney
Kristian Nairn
Directed by Jon Wright
Written byMark Stay
Story byMark Stay
Jon Wright
Produced byPiers Tempest
Peter Touche
Cinematography by Hamish Doyne-Ditmas
Edited by Zsófia Tálas
Music byChristian Henson
Production CompanyIngenious Media
Tempo Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
Box Office Collection$258,938

Unwelcome Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Hannah John-Kamen as Maya
  • Douglas Booth as Jamie
  • Jamie-Lee O’Donnell as Aisling
  • Colm Meaney as Daddy Whelan
  • Kristian Nairn as Eoin
  • Niamh Cusack as Niamh
  • Chris Walley as Killian
  • Paul Warren as Redcap Mr Sniff
  • Rick Warden as Redcap Chief
  • Ania Marson as Mother Redcap


The film follows Maya and Jamie, who escape their urban nightmare to the tranquility of rural Ireland only to discover malevolent, murderous goblins lurking in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden.

About Unwelcome Movie:

  • Jon Wright was inspired by the Grimm Fairytales and stories from his own Irish grandfather. Wright described it as a “home invasion movie” and pitched it as “Gremlins meets Straw Dogs”.
  • Hannah John-Kamen and Douglas Booth were announced on the production in October 2020 when it was originally called “Little People”.
  • The superbly crafted redcap goblins were not puppets. They are played by actors Paul Warren, Rick Warden, and stunt performers, all wearing costumes and practical goblin heads. According to director Jon Wright, they were shot on double-sized sets, which give the illusion of people who are half-size. Rather than use animatronics to animate the heads, they added CGI motion capture faces.
  • Unwelcome was released in Ireland and the United Kingdom on 27 January 2023, in the United States on 10 March 2023, and on digital on 14 March 2023 by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was previously scheduled for 4 February 2022, before being moved up to 28 October 2022, then to its current release date.