Music journalist Andrew Deeley (David Gyasi) lives in a high-rise tower block, psychologically scarred after a vicious street attack. He spends his evenings watching his neighbours and becomes infatuated with Kem, a beautiful young Chinese woman. When Amy, a married woman he meets online, witnesses Kem’s kidnapping, Deeley tries and fails to get the police involved. He is left with no choice but to try and find Kem himself.
Armed with only an Oyster card and a hammer, Deeley finds himself in the heart of the Chinese Triad underworld. Described as “Rear Window for the 21st century” by critics, Panic is a striking debut thriller from young British director Sean Spencer, with compelling performances from Gyasi and renowned stage actress Pippa Nixon.