THE SURVIVALIST to premiere in Tribeca
The debut feature from writer/director Stephen Fingleton will compete with 11 other films at the prestigious festival and will have four public screenings including its World Premiere. Stars of THE SURVIVALIST Martin McCann (Shadow Dancer, The Pacific, Clash of the Titans), Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac), and Olwen Fouéré (This Must be the Place) are delighted with the news.
With three short films under his belt Stephen Fingleton was selected as one of Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow, when his screenplay for THE SURVIVALIST featured on the Hollywood Blacklist and topped the UK Brit List.
THE SURVIVALIST is the near future story of a man eking out a meagre existence on a secluded smallholding deep in the forest. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his farm, his loneliness drives him to strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.
THE SURVIVALIST is produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey (Silence, Cake, Bus 657), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Babylon, A Patch of Fog) and David Gilbery (Bone Tomahawk, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead). THE SURVIVALIST was developed with the support of the BFI Film Fund and Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus Scheme.
Writer/Director Stephen Fingleton is thrilled with the recognition his first feature is receiving, stating: “Tribeca is the true home of contemporary independent cinema and it’s the ideal setting for people to get their first glimpse of The Survivalist. We did our post-production in New York and it’s a fantastic city.”
Producers Robert Jones and Wayne Marc Godfrey said: “It’s an incredible honour for the film and for us all to have been selected to compete at one of the major events in the film calendar. We are particularly thrilled for Stephen who we believe in as a powerful and original new talent”
The film is produced by The Fyzz Facility Film One Limited, with funding from the BFI, Northern Ireland Screen and The Fyzz Facility. International Sales are handled by K5 International.
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