An independent film shot in Lynton and Lynmouth was given the Best Feature Film award at the WideScreen Film Festival in Miami this week.
Winter Ridge is a psychological film thriller about a young detective whose wife falls into a coma.
Unable to cope, he throws himself into a case where he finds himself on the hunt for a serial killer who preys on the elderly.
Winter Ridge stars Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones, Les MisÃ©rables), Alan Ford (Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Olwen Catherine Kelly (The Autopsy of Jane Doe); locations include the Valley of Rocks at Lynton.
It was overseen by award-winning director Dom Lenoir and producers Nancy Bressolles (Rise of the Krays) and Chris Hardman, who has worked on films such as Avatar, Star Wars and Kingsman.