Widower Eric Black considers suicide after the suspicious death of his adulterous wife. However, he’s distracted by a bizarre advertisement for a shepherd, working alone on a remote, desolate island off the west coast of Scotland. Eric takes the opportunity to run away from his troubles and reflect. But the island is a psychological trap. What appears to be the perfect wind-swept escape turns into the most terrifying, unescapable nightmare. A bump in the night morphs into a horrifying mind game, where the paranormal meets one man’s escalating madness. Haunting images of his dead wife and a mysterious hooded figure taunt Eric to the brink of insanity. Eric needs to face his greatest fears if he has any chance of surviving and escaping the island alive.
Shepherd is an intense psychological horror/thriller about a quiet man desperately trying to escape his past, only for it to find him in the most terrifying ways imaginable. He holds a dark secret he must confess before the island can decide what to do with him. Based on a cocktail of urban myths and a terrifying true story, Shepherd is designed to be a through and through gripping, character driven horror film.