George MacKay Reunites With ‘For Those in Peril’ Director Paul Wright for BBC Film, Screen Scotland, Ffilm Cymru Wales-Backed ‘Mission,’ Blue Finch Films Boards Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Actor George MacKay has reunited with his “For Those in Peril” director Paul Wright for “Mission

Published Time: 09.05.2024 - 13:31:37 Modified Time: 09.05.2024 - 13:31:37

Actor George MacKay has reunited with his “For Those in Peril” director Paul Wright for “Mission.”

Backed by BBC Film, Screen Scotland and Ffilm Cymru Wales with funding from the U.K. National Lottery, “Mission” is a co-production between Early Day Films (BAFTA winner “Bait”) and 65 Wilding Films (“Baltimore”). The project was developed with Screen Scotland and BBC Film.

The producers describe “Mission” as “a punk exploration of the psyche which follows alienated Dylan (MacKay) as he throws off the shackles of his solitary life in an attempt to experience the highs and lows of existence at its most extreme, embarking on a thrilling journey of self-discovery that proves both inspiring and terrifying.”

Blue Finch Films will be handling worldwide sales on the project.

“Mission” is produced by Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Early Day Films), Alex Thiele (65 Wilding Films), Marie-Elena Dyche (Meraki Films) and Lowri Roberts (Rapt), with Maisie Williams (Rapt) serving as an associate producer. Executive producers are Kristin Irving (BBC Film), Kieran Hannigan (Screen Scotland) and Kiah Simpson (Ffilm Cymru Wales).

“For Those in Peril” was a fruitful collaboration for MacKay and Wright. It bowed at -

Cannes in 2013 and went on to a stellar festival run. It won best actor for MacKay and best feature film at the BAFTA Awards, Scotland.

“Mission” has commenced filming in Scotland.

Wright said: “I have always been drawn to characters on the fringes of society: rebels, outsiders and misfits. With ‘Mission’ I believe I have an idea that allows me to explore these urgent themes in an extremely powerful and cinematic way, whilst creating a piece of work that is subversive yet moving. Disturbing yet beautiful. The film taps into a feeling and energy present within many of us and pushes this to extremes in an emotive, sensory way. Reuniting with George is a gift for the project, knowing his talent and commitment to the role, as well as how well we work together.”

Byers, Waite and Thiele added: “Reuniting Paul and George for this project is truly exciting to us. We have an incredible team supporting them in telling this visceral, rebellious story.”

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