EXCLUSIVE: Playing in the Discovery section at the Toronto Film Festival, A Patch Of Fog is billed as a blackly comic modern-day morality tale. The first feature by Michael Lennox, a BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee for his 2014 short Boogaloo And Graham, it stars Boardwalk Empire‘s Stephen Graham and Conleth Hill of Game Of Thrones. Check out a clip above.

The thriller sees Sandy (Hill), a celebrated novelist and TV personality, find his reputation on the line when he’s caught shoplifting by lonely security guard Robert (Graham). Robert lets Sandy go on the condition that they share a drink after work, but one drink quickly turns into a string of rendez-vous as Robert reveals how desperately lonely he is — and how determined he is to fashion Sandy into the best friend he never had. The clip above shows one of their intense encounters.

Sherlock‘s Lara Pulver also stars. From UK-based production outfit The Fyzz Facility, A Patch Of Fog‘s producers are Robert Jones, Wayne Marc Godfrey and David Gilbery. International sales are being handled by 13 Films and Paradigm is selling domestic rights.