BAFTA success for Largo’s Paul

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Lower Largo film writer and director Paul Wright has plenty to celebrate after his debut feature film ‘For Those in Peril’ received two awards at the Scottish BAFTA’s, held on Sunday night.

The glitzy ceremony, hosted by the East Neuk’s very own Edith Bowman, celebrates the very best in Scottish film and television from the past year and Paul’s film was nominated in four categories - Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Writer.

And, beating other Scottish titles The Wee Man and Fire in the Night, For Those in Peril took the award for Best Feature Film.

The movie’s lead actor, George MacKay, who also starred in Sunshine on Leith, based on the Proclaimers catalogue of hits, was also awarded Best Actor for his role as Aaron, the sole survivor of a terrible maritime accident which claims the lives of both his brother and father, as well as a number of other fishermen from his small fishing village.

Paul told the Mail after his win: “It’s a great honour to be recognised this way by Bafta Scotland and we hope it will help spread the word about the film.”

The BAFTA awards follow a hugely successful debut at the Cannes Film Festival Critics Week back in May, and a well received premier during the Edinburgh Film Festival. The film is currently showing at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh.