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Those in Peril wins big at the British Academy’s Scotland awards 2013

 

The debut feature from young Scottish filmmaker Paul Wright picks up the Best Feature Film and Best Actor/Actress awards, after receiving four nominations at this year’s Scottish BAFTAs.

 

The 2013 winners of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland were announced on Sunday night at a glamorous red carpet ceremony in Glasgow.

 

Celebrating the very best in Scottish film, television and games over the last year, FOR THOSE IN PERIL was nominated for four awards: Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, and Best Writer.

 

The picture ended up winning in two categories, an impressive achievement for a debut feature.  The young Scottish director Paul Wright and the producers Mary Burke and Polly Stokes picked up the Feature Film award, whilst lead actor George MacKay fought off stiff competition to collect the coveted award for Actor/Actress Film, after his critically acclaimed performance.

 

Paul Wright later said: “I’d like to thank BAFTA Scotland for kindly awarding our film.  It’s a great honour to be recognised this way and hopefully it will help spread the word.”

 

BAFTA Scotland director Alan de Pellette, quoted in the Scotsman, said: “For a first-time director to win an award like this [Best Feature] is a phenomenal achievement.  He’s already had a good run of things because his short films have already won awards, he has made his first film at a pretty young age and he got his first film shown at Cannes, which was obviously massive, and now this.”

 

FOR THOSE IN PERIL opened in Scotland on November 8th and is currently playing at Edinburgh Filmhouse.