The Survivalist Trailer Released
Get a first look at Stephen Fingleton's BAFTA-nominated thriller before a preview run at Queen's Film Theatre from February 5
Bulldog Film Distribution have unveiled the official trailer for dystopian thriller The Survivalist, the first feature-length film by Fermanagh-born director Stephen Fingleton.
Filmed in Ballymoney and starring Martin McCann (’71, Jump, Killing Bono), Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac Part II, A Cure For Wellness) and Olwen Fouéré (This Must be the Place), the recently BAFTA-nominated debut arrives in cinemas across Northern Ireland on February 12, following a number of preview screenings at Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast from February 5.
In addition to making the BAFTA shortlist for Outstanding Debut, Fingleton has already picked up a number of accolades for his work on the film, including; Best Debut Director at the British Independent Film Awards, Best New Narrative Director and Special Jury Mention at Tribeca. He previously qualified for the Oscar longlist after SLR was named Best Irish Short at the Foyle Film Festival.
The Survivalist sees its title character, portrayed by McCann, living off the grid, and by his wits in a post-apocalyptic environment. His forest refuge is soon disturbed by a starving woman and her teenage daughter, and what starts as a mutual arrangement then becomes a threat to his carefully constructed world, and his life.
Hailed by Indiewire as 'Mad Max in the countryside', the screenplay was at one time one of the industry's most sought after, even topping the 2013 Brit List of unmade films.
The Survivalist was produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey (Silence, Cake), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Babylon) and David Gilbery (Bone Tomahawk) through The Fyzz Facility. Shot in Northern Ireland the film was financed by The Fyzz Facility, BFI and Northern Ireland Screen in association with Goldcrest.
Susan Picken, Head of QFT said, 'We are very happy to be able to present these exclusive screenings of The Survivalist ahead of its wider release in cinemas. Stephen is a significant new talent and The Survivalist is an extremely impressive film debut. We are delighted to be able to support him and the film and wish him the best of luck at the upcoming BAFTAs.'
QFT’s exclusive preview screenings will be accompanied by Q&A’s with Stephen, cast and crew. For further details and booking information visit www.queensfilmtheatre.com.