Gourdon film wins major plaudits at Scottish BAFTAS

A still from the movie.
A still from the movie.

The debut movie from young filmmaker Paul Wright picked up Best Feature Film and Best Actor/Actress awards 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, Paul’s film ‘ForThose 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 and the producers, Mary Burke and Polly Stokes, picked up the Feature Film award, while lead actor George MacKay fought off stiff competition to collect the coveted award for Actor/Actress Film, after his critically-acclaimed performance.

Paul said later: “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.”

For Those in Peril, shot in and around Gourdon, is currently playing at the Belmont in Aberdeen.