For Those In Peril

Library (Launch Cannes Critics' Week 2013 ) / Drama / UK / 93 mins / 2013

Director:
Paul Wright
Writer:
Paul Wright
Cast:
George Mackay (How I Live Now, The Boys Are Back)
Michael Smiley (Kill List, A Field In England)
Nichola Burley (Streetdance 3D, Wuthering Heights)
Producers:
Mary Burke (Submarine, Berberian Sound Studios)
Polly Stokes
Production Credits:
Warp X / Film 4 / BFI / Creative Scotland / Screen Yorkshire

Aaron, a young misfit in a remote Scottish community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition, the village blames Aaron for this tragedy, making him an outcast amongst his own people. Steadfastly refusing to believe that his brother is dead, and possessed by grief, madness and magic, Aaron sets out to recover him.

About the Director:

Paul Wright's first short film was Hikikomori, which won the Scottish BAFTA for Best New Work followed by a BAFTA nomination in 2007 for Best Short Film and won Best Drama Award at the Royal Television Society awards (2007). In 2008 he made Believe, which won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short Film at Locarno (2009), as well as major awards at Winterthur and Leeds International Film Festival. His next short, Photos Of God, was selected for the 2010 Berlin Film Festival. Paul’s graduation film, Until The River Runs Red, won the BAFTA for Best Short Fiction Film in 2011. For Those In Peril is his debut feature.