Scroll down to view photography from the special St Andrew’s Day event and In Conversation with BAFTA Scotland winning director David Mackenzie at 195 Piccadilly.
David Mackenzie is an acclaimed Scottish writer, producer and director best known for Hell or High Water and this year’s Outlaw King. He is a co-founder of Sigma Films along with his producing partner, Gillian Berrie.
After graduating film school at the University of Westminster, Mackenzie wrote and directed an adaptation of Alexander Trocchi’s cult novel, Young Adam starring Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton. The film went on to win four BAFTA Scotland awards including, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. The film also earned four BIFA nominations including Best Picture and Best Director and several European Film Academy nominations.
Starred Up, with Jack O’Connell and Ben Mendelsohn, was released in 2014 and garnered multiple BAFTA Scotland Awards and eight BIFA nominations including a win for Ben Mendelsohn in the Best Supporting Actor category.
Mackenzie’s historical epic Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh and Billy Howle, was released in November 2018 by Netflix. In 2016, Hell or High Water – a contemporary Western starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges – was a box office and critical hit. It was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2017 including Best Film.
This event was hosted by broadcaster Edith Bowman and took place at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly on Friday 30 November 2018.
Photography: BAFTA/Jamie Simonds