Chris Baugh begins Bad Day for the Cut
by Naman Ramachandran
- The debut feature is being filmed entirely in Northern Ireland
Chris Baugh has commenced principal photography at Northern Ireland locations on the thriller Bad Day for the Cut. The film follows Donal, a middle-aged farmer who lives a simple life at home with his mother. When she is murdered, Donal goes to Belfast looking for answers and revenge, but what he finds is a violent world and a secret about his family. Nigel O’Neill (television’s The Secret) stars alongside Susan Lynch (Here and Now [+see also:
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The film marks the feature debut for writer-director Baugh, co-writer and producer Brendan Mullin, and their production company, Six Mile Hill Productions. Katy Jackson (The Survivalist [+see also:
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Bad Day for the Cut was developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Filming is taking place entirely in Northern Ireland with funding from the Northern Ireland Screen Fund, supported by Invest NI and the British Film Institute.