Director: Kai Barry
Writer: Kai Barry & Iqbal Ahmed
Producer: Srdjan Stakić
DoP: Erol Zubčević
Cast: James Floyd, Anthony LaPaglia, Noémie Merlant

LONDON — Extraordinarily for an opening-night film — and extremely heartening for aspiring filmmakers everywhere — Kai Barry’s first feature “Newcomer” came to the Raindance Film Festival programmers’ attention though open submissions. But after his film’s debut at the festival, Barry won’t be under the radar for much longer.

Filmed in Belgrade and starring “My Brother the Devil’s” James Floyd, “Newcomer” tells the story of Alex, an apparently bright young man who finds himself over his head when he applies for a job with a private firm protecting secret information.