#IrishFilm: Film Hub NI takes Bad Day for the Cut on tour across Northern Ireland
Film Hub NIFilm Hub NI was established in 2013 by Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast in their capacity as NI’s BFI Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO). More, in partnership with Belfast Film Festival, are supporting a regional tour of locally produced thriller Bad Day for the Cut starring Nigel O’ Neill and Susan Lynch.
Released by Kaleidoscope Entertainment, gritty revenge drama Bad Day for the Cut is the debut movie by director/writer Chris Baugh and producer/writer Brendan Mullin, a Tyrone pair who run Six Mile Hill Productions. The film, which received investment from Northern Ireland Screen, tells the story of a mild-mannered middle-aged Irish farmer, who still lives at home with his mother, who sets off on a mission of revenge when the old lady is murdered.
Shot in Belfast and Templepatrick, the film wowed audiences at Sundance Film Festival (the movie became the first feature-length production made in Northern Ireland ever to be presented at the event) and Belfast Film Festival earlier this year, and now film lovers across Northern Ireland will have the chance to catch it as the film tours around each of the six counties.
After a run at Queen’s Film Theatre (20 – 26 Oct) the tour calls at:
The Picture House (Ballyclare) 28 Oct
Portrush Film Theatre 9 Nov
Subterranean Film Club (Omagh) 10 Nov
Dungannon Film Club 15 Nov
Fermanagh Film Club 15 Nov
Newcastle Community Cinema 18 Nov
Foyle Film Festival (Derry) 23 Nov
Tí Scannán (Mullaghbawn) 1 Dec
Some events will also feature Q and A session with Chris and Brendan (tbc) so audiences will get to hear the (literally) gory details of the process of making the film and taking it to the big screen.
We are incredibly excited to be bringing Bad Day for the Cut on the road with Film Hub NI and can’t wait to share the movie with audiences all over Northern Ireland.
Chris Baugh, Director
Chris and Brendan are two very talented filmmakers whom we are very proud to have supported over recent years. Being selected for international festivals such as Sundance is not only testimony to this but also a strong validation of our New Talent Focus Scheme through which the film was developed. However, it is very important that local audiences also have the opportunity to see projects such as this on the big screen. We are delighted to hear that Film Hub NI will take Bad Day for the Cut out on the road; audiences are in for a real treat.
Richard Williams, CEO, Northern Ireland Screen
Bad Day for the Cut will also be available on TVOD, EST and Sky Buy & Keep from 23rd October, with a DVD release to follow in January 2018.
Film Hub NI is part of a significant national initiative aimed at growing audiences for independent film across the UK. The British Film Institute (BFI) Film Audience Network (FAN) aims to put film at the centre of cultural life in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.
Film Hub NI delivers a range of activities including supporting community cinemas, film clubs, programming initiatives, special events and training that will grow audiences for film across Northern Ireland. More films, shown to more people, in more places.