Bafta Wales

Welsh writer/director and BAFTA ‘Brit to Watch’ returns to old pastures

17 June 13

This summer Welsh Writer/Director and BAFTA ‘Brit to Watch’ Brynach Day, will be returning from LA to his childhood home of Pembrokeshire to shoot his loss of innocence drama, Role Play.

Brynach Day was born in Wales and grew up in an alternative community before spending several years living abroad in Ireland, America and England. He did his undergrad in film at AFDA film school in South Africa, where he wrote and directed six short films including The Cabin, which played at the Henry Langois International Film Festival. After finishing his BA he returned to the UK and worked on BBC shows Torchwood and Dr. Who. In the summer of 2011, Brynach was named as a BAFTA ‘Brit to Watch’ and attended a red carpet event with other Brits to Watch including Joe Cornish, Nick Holt and Juno Temple.

For his final short as a directing student at UCLA, Brynach decided to return to his childhood memories of the people and landscapes of West Wales.

Brynach offers his view on why he wanted to return to Pembrokeshire: “I made my first film in Pembrokeshire ten years ago. Now after making almost a dozen short films abroad I feel it is time for me to return and explore the characters and landscapes that have shaped me the most.”

Bynach: “I wanted to make Role Play in honour of all those children who find themselves victims of circumstances out of their control. The film covers a number of issues dealing with family life including parental negligence, the fragile bond between siblings and the alluring, confusing and mysterious nature of adult behaviour as witnessed by children.

Brynach has already enlisted the help of a talented and experienced crew, with a BAFTA award winning producer and an ASC award winning DP. With two thirds of the funds already in place, Brynach is using the crowdfunding site Kickstarter to source the final third of the budget which will go towards a number of essential areas such as equipment rental, location hire and cast and crew expenses.

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