BAFTA Scotland winning director David Mackenzie best known for Hell or High Water and this year’s Outlaw King will share his successes and experiences of filmmaking with broadcaster Edith Bowman.
David Mackenzie is an acclaimed Scottish writer, producer and director. He is a co-founder of Sigma Films along with his producing partner, Gillian Berrie.
Mackenzie’s historical epic Outlaw King, starring Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh and Billy Howle, will be released on November 9, 2018 by Netflix. In 2016, Hell or High Water – a contemporary Western starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges – premiered in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival. The film, distributed by CBS Films, was a box office and critical hit. It was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2017 including Best Film.
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.
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. Premiering in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes 2003 and playing at Telluride the same year, 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.
This event is a fundraising evening for BAFTA Scotland’s educational activities in Scotland.
If you want to support our fundraising efforts but cannot attend the event, then we are running a sealed bid auction online here.
Members tickets will be released on Wednesday 31 October, 9:30am
Public tickets are now on sale for £15 / Student discount available. Email [email protected] for more details.