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Stephen Fingleton is the next Brit to Watch

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- The Survivalist director to be presented at New York and Los Angeles

Stephen Fingleton is the next Brit to Watch
The Survivalist by Stephen Fingleton

Writer/Director Stephen Fingleton will be the focus of the next ‘Brits to Watch: The Screenings’ a series of events, by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to showcase outstanding British talent to the US film industry. The series is produced in partnership with British Council, with the support of IMDb, the Academy Circle, and Soho House New York. On 6 October in New York and on 8 October in Los Angeles, Fingleton will be presented at a screening of his debut film The Survivalist [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
that won much acclaim at the Zurich and Tribeca film festivals. The script first came to attention when it featured Hollywood ‘Black List’ for the year’s best un-produced scripts in 2012, before topping the British Black List in 2013. 

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Fingleton was one of 16 filmmakers selected by the UK’s BFI Lighthouse short film scheme, which funded his film, SLR. The film was shortlisted for an Oscar, nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award, and won Best Irish short at the Foyle Film Festival. 

Beginning in 2013, the ‘Brits to Watch: The Screenings’ series has featured Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Clio Barnard
interview: Clio Barnard
festival scope
film profile
]
), Richard Laxton (Burton and Taylor), Amma Asante (Belle [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Kieran Evans (Kelly + Victor [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Hong Khaou (Lilting [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), Yann Demange (’71 [+see also:
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Yann Demange
film profile
]
), John Maclean (Slow West [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: John Maclean
film profile
]
) and Carol Morley (The Falling [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Carol Morley
film profile
]
) in the past.

The Survivalist is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in a world where resources have run out. It will be released by Alchemy in the US in 2016.

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