Northern Ireland writer Stephen Fingleton has been nominated for ‘Best Screenplay’ for his work on The Survivalist at the Writers’ Guild Awards 2017.
The Survivalist was Stephen's feature film directorial debut, which told the story of a lone survivor in a kill-or-be-killed world. The nomination comes following this year’s BAFTA nomination in the category of ‘Outstanding Debut’ category.
The Survivalist was developed with the support of the BFI Film Fund and Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus Scheme. It was produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey (Silence, Cake), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Babylon) and David Gilbery (Bone Tomahawk) through The Fyzz Facility. Shot entirely in Northern Ireland and received funding from the Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI.
The Writers’ Guild’s Awards celebrate writing talent and provides writers with an opportunity to honour their peers. The winners will be revealed on Monday 23 January 2017 at the Royal College of Physicians in central London.
Congratulations to Stephen and the continued success of The Survivalist.