For Those in Peril wins double at BAFTA Scotland awards
18 November, 2013 | By Michael Rosser
For Those in Peril and Screen Star of Tomorrow George Mackay picked up top awards.
Paul Wright’s For Those In Peril, about a young man in a Scottish fishing village reeling after a tragic accident, did the double at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2013 last night.
At a ceremony in Glasgow, honouring both Scottish productions as well as Scottish talent working in other UK productions, lead actor George Mackay picked up the coveted best actor/actress in film award.
The film, which was selected for Cannes Critics’ Week, also won best film beating competition from documentaryFire in the Night and ganger feature The Wee Man.
However, both runners-up picked up separate awards with Fire In the Night winning best single documentary and The Wee Man picking up the BAFTA Scotland Cineworld Audience Award, voted for by the public.
Emma Davie and Morag Mckinnon both collected the best director award for I Am Breathing, their documentary about the last months of Neil Platt, a young father with motor neuron disease.
The line-up of presenters saw Brian Cox and Kelly Macdonald join host Edith Bowman at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel.
Alan de Pellette, acting director Bafta Scotland, said: “The quality and range in this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards reflects the sheer breadth of content being created in Scotland across film, television and games.
“The work celebrated is inspiring to all of us working in the screen industries and it’s great to see so much talent being recognised tonight. Congratulations to all of our very worthy winners.”
George Mackay, For Those in Peril
Emma Davie & Morag Mckinnon
I Am Breathing
Scottish Documentary Institute & Danish Documentary Production
Matt Barrett, Louise Ferguson, Mark Hedgecoe, Andrew Thompson
BBC Scotland for BBC Two
Bank Of Dave – Fighting The Fat Cats
Ian Lilley, Katie Lander
Finestripe Productions for Channel 4
For Those In Peril
Mary Burke, Polly Stokes, Paul Wright
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