BYPASS SCREENED AT THE FOLLOWING UK CINEMAS
Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen
The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath
Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge
Chapter Arts, Cardiff
Tullie House, Cumbria
Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh
Film Theatre, Glasgow
The Forum Cinema, Hexham
Eden Court Cinema, Inverness
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Clapham Picturehouse, London
Genesis Cinema, London
Hackney Picturehouse, London
Olympic Cinema, London
Regent Street Cinema, London
Rich Mix, London
Loewen Cinema, Mablethorpe
Home Cinema, Manchester
Town Hall, Middlesbrough
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Regent Cinema, Newtown
Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford
Showroom Workstation, Sheffield
Abbeygate Cinema, Suffolk
The Luxe, Wisbech
Jam Jar Cinema, Whitley Bay
GEORGE MACKAY as Tim
George MacKay has recently had leading roles in several critically acclaimed feature films that showcase his versatility as an actor. George won the ‘Best Film Actor’ award at the Scottish BAFTA Awards for his highly praised portrayal of Aaron in Paul Wright’s FOR THOSE IN PERIL. George also starred in Dexter Fletcher’s SUNSHINE ON LEITH, in Kevin MacDonald’s HOW I LIVE NOW, and in Simon Spracking’s BREAKFAST WITH JONNY WILKINSON.
Most recently, George was seen starring in Matthew Warchus’ PRIDE, alongside an array of British talent including Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine.
In 2014, George was nominated as one of the EE BAFTA “Rising Stars.” George was also nominated for ‘Young British Performer of the Year’ at the Critics’ Circle Awards, ‘Best Male Newcomer’ at the Jameson Empire Awards and selected as one of the ten best European actors at the Berlinale Shooting Stars.
Born in 1992, George’s film career began at the very young age of 10 years old, playing the role of Cury in P. J. Hogan’s PETER PAN. George was nominated for a British Independent Film Award as ‘Most Promising British Newcomer’ and for ‘Young British Performer of The Year’ at the Critics Circle Awards for his role in Scott Hicks’ THE BOYS ARE BACK alongside Clive Owen. Some of George’s previous film credits include lead role of Tommo
Peaceful in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel Private Peaceful. George also starred as Jake Zeppi alongside Minnie Driver in the BBC film HUNKY DORY.
George recently made his theatre debut in early 2014 in Ian McEwan’s THE CEMENT GARDEN.
George’s recent television credits include The Best of Men, The Old Curiosity Shop, Tsunami: The Aftermath and The Outcast – a two part drama written and adapted by Sadie Jones, based on her best-selling award winning novel, directed by Iain Softley, due for TX in spring 2015. Also due for release in 2015 is Captain Fantastic, a film written and directed by Matt Ross, co-
starring Viggo Mortensen.
BENJAMIN DILLOWAY as Greg
TV credits include: Silk (BBC), Lucan (ITV), Critical (Sky).
Film credits include: The Archer, Hold On Me, Jess//Jim, Two Missing, Gently Gently and Kingsman:The Secret Service (directed by Matthew Vaughan).
Ben’s most recent role saw him as Lennie in Of Mice and Men, directed by Roxana Silbert, at The Birmingham Rep.
Other theatre credits include: The Silver Tassie (National Theatre), If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep (Royal Court), King Lear (Almedia), Mercury Fur (Trafalgar Studios/The Old Red Lion), Step 9 of 12 (Trafalgar Studios),
Footpath (High Tide Festival), Excellent Choice (The Vault Festival), Underground (Theatre 503), Angry Young Men (Arcola), Chicken (Southwark Playhouse), Tape (Counter Culture), But Otherwise Went Well (Waterloo East), Orphans (Lindbury Studios) and The 24hr Plays (Old Vic).
CHARLOTTE SPENCER as Lilly
Charlotte Spencer is a graduate of Sylvia Young’s Theatre School and an exciting up comer who has been involved in a number of critically acclaimed film, television and theatre productions since graduating.
Charlotte has starred in blockbuster features such as Tom Hooper’s ‘Les Miserables’, Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’ and Dexter Fletcher’s BAFTA nominated movie ‘Wild Bill’.
TV credits include; BBC’s critically acclaimed and best performing drama series ‘Line Of Duty’, ITV’s Mr Selfridge and most Channel 4’s ‘Glue’ by BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne (This is England, Skins, The Fades).
Theatre credits include: Cameron Mackintosh’s productions of ‘Oliver’ and ‘Mary Poppins’ plus Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End musical ‘Stephen Ward’, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Charlotte as the lead, Christine Keeler.”
Charlotte also can next be seen in the highly anticipated BBC drama STONEMOUTH, Iain Banks two-part dramatization of acclaimed author Banks’ novel, in which she plays the female lead opposite Peter Mulan and Christian Cooke.
DONALD SUMPTER as Grandfather
Donald’s numerous theatre credits include Hamlet (Young Vic), Ballad of Wolves and Silverface (The Gate), Bohemian Lights (ICA), An Honourable Tale (Royal Court), Mrs Gauguin, Hedda Gabler (Almeida), Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, Il Candelaio, The Loud Boy’s Life, Bastard Angel, Much Ado About Nothing and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (RSC). He has also appeared in Mary Barnes (Birmingham Rep/Royal Court), Scribes (Greenwich), Edward II (Bush Theatre), Cowboy Mouth (Soho), Amiable Courtship of Ms Venus and Wild Bill (Almost Free), The Tooth of Crime (Bristold Old Vic), Sky Blue Life (Open Space), The Grand Ceremonial (Theatre 84), Duchess of Malfi (Royal Court), Cowboy Mouth and The Entertainer (Traverse, Edinburgh).
He has also worked extensively in television, with a recurring role in Game of Thrones, as well as Coalition, One Child, New Worlds, Atlantis, The Mill, Quirke: Christine Falls, The Secret of Crickley Hall, Wallander: ‘An Event in Autumn’, Black Mirror:National Anthem, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Merlin, Spooks, Being Human, Sarah Jane Adventures, Warriors –
Richard The Lionheart, The Bill, Medieval Heist, Dracula, Fallen Angel, The Chatterley Affair, The Eagle, Eleventh Hour, Rose and Maloney, and Midsomer Murders.
Film credits include In the Heart of the Sea, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Ultramarines, London Boulevard, The Constant Gardener, Eastern Promises, K19: The Widowmaker, Point Men, Enigma, Richard III, Grushko, Being Human, Bad Ronald, Rosencratz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Meetings With Remarkable Men and The Black Panther.
Donald also works as a director and has directed Macbeth (Heartbreak Productions Tour), Travels With My Aunt (London Globe Theatre/Far East Tour), The King and the Corpse (Almeida Theatre) and Oedipus (The Other Place Stratford/RSC Almeida).
LESTER / Matt Cross
HELEN / Lara Peake
MARK / Anton Saunders
NEW SUPPLIER / Barry Ward
MOTHER / Arabella Arnott
FATHER / Scott McGrath
EMILY / Chanel Creswell
Written and Directed by DUANE HOPKINS
Produced by SAMM HAILLAY
Executive Producer KEITH GRIFFITHS
Executive Producers KEITH POTTER, ED TALFAN, CHRIS COLLINS
Co-producers ERIK HEMMENDORFF, KATE CROWTHER, ANDREW MCVICAR
Director of Photography DAVID PROCTER
Editor CHRIS BARWELL
Production Designer STÉPHANE COLLONGE
Music by SAUNDER JURRIAANS and DANNY BENSI
Supervising Sound Editor JOAKIM SUNDSTRÖM
Make Up and Hair Designer ALESSANDRO BERTOLAZZI
Costume Designer GILL HORN
Casting Director KHARMEL COCHRANE
Post Production Supervisor EDD MAGGS
BYPASS is Duane Hopkins’ second feature. His debut BETTER THINGS premiered at International Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival 2008. His short films had previously won over 30 international awards between them.
Hopkins’ gallery exhibition SUNDAY, a collection of single and multi-channel installations, exhibited in several group and solo shows including MoCA (Toronto) and Bank Art Studio (Yokohama).
2014 TWELFTH MAN (short)
2011 CIGARETTE AT NIGHT (short)
2008 BETTER THINGS
2003 LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME ALONE (short)
2001 FIELD (short)
“BEAUTIFULLY SHOT AND ACTED WITH A RADICAL EXPRESSIONISM AND UNALLOYED EMPATHY FOR ITS TRANSCENDING CENTRAL CHARACTER”
New York Times
“A POTENT STORY ABOUT BRITAIN’S INVISIBLE YOUTH”
“MACKAY’S TRANSFIXING PERFORMANCE BRINGS DEPTH AND SENSITIVITY”
“PORTRAYS A HARSH CONTEPORARY REALITY WITH A RAWNESS THAT CONFIRMS HOPKINS AS A DISTINCTIVE FILMMAKING VOICE”
“AN ADRENALINE LOADED DRAMA”
Up and Coming
“THIS FILM GETS UNDER THE SKIN”
Shadows on the Web
“A CONSIDERED GEM”
“THE STORY IS HEART-BREAKING THE STORYTELLING IS SPELLBINDING”
Dazed and Confused
“GEORGE MACKAY GIVES YET ANOTHER MAGNETIC PERFORMANCE”
To Do List
“HOPKINS IS A TALENTED FILMMAKER WITH THE ABILITY TO CREATE VISUALLY ARRESTING PORTRAITS OF MODERN LIFE IN BRITAIN”
“BUILDS TO A PULSE-RACING CLIMAX”
Eye For Film
“A GRIPPING VIEW ON BROKEN BRITAIN”
“A THUMPINGLY BRILLIANT CHASE SCENE”
PRESS & PR/CINEMA BOOKINGS
The Match Factory