Martin McCann from Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist
The official trailer for The Survivalist – the debut feature film of ScriptTank member Stephen Fingleton – has been released.
Stephen brought two drafts of scripts for The Survivalist to ScriptTank for feedback, before going on to direct it to critical acclaim.
Last year The Survivalist has earned Stephen awards at the British Independent Film Awards (two of them), Tribeca Film Festival, Catalonian International Film Festival, the Zurich Film Festival, as well as a nomination for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. And one of the film’s lead actors, Mia Goth, also won a Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Award.
The scripts were both emotionally devastating thrillers, and we can guarantee that Stephen’s film is even more powerful.
The Survivalist will be released in cinemas and on-demand in the UK on 12 February.
The Survivalist poster
The Survivalist by ScriptTank member Stephen Fingleton will be screened at the BFI London Film Festival.
This post-apocalyptic psychological thriller feature film, which Stephen wrote and directed, is touring film festivals around the world.
ScriptTank was lucky to hear two drafts of The Survivalist while Stephen was developing it.
The Survivalist will be screened on 12 October and 15 October during the London Film Festival. Tickets will be available to the public from the 17 September.
Last year, Stephen was deserving long-listed for an Academy Award – an Oscar – for his short film SLR – another psychological thriller, starring Game of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham and Richard Dormer.
SLR – Elliot (Liam Cunningham) talks to Verma (Richard Dormer), photo by Aidan Monaghan
Stephen Fingleton – one of ScriptTank’s long-time members – has begun shooting his latest feature: The Survivalist.
The Survivalist’s was developed with the help of readings at ScriptTank.
Stephen’s feature is being supported by the BFI and Northern Ireland Screen. And it topped the ‘Black List‘: the list of the most-desired scripts, as voted by development executives in Hollywood.
Stephen has also put Magpie – a prequel to The Survivalist online. For a taste of what’ll be an excellent thriller, take a look.
This has been a great year for Stephen: his short SLR – which starred Game of Thrones’ actor Liam Cunningham, hit to the short film circuit to wide critical acclaim.