December 20, 2016

Bad Day for the Cut is to have its world premiere as part of the official selection at the Sundance Film Festival which runs 19-29 January in Park City, Utah. The film is directed by Chris Baugh and Produced by Brendan Mullin. Chris and Brendan wrote the script together.

The film has been selected for a Midnight section of the  Festival, a showcase of the most challenging but rewarding film experiences from around the world.

Bad Day for the Cut follows Donal, a middle-aged Irish farmer, still living with his mother, whose simple life is shattered after she is savagely murdered and he sets off for Belfast looking for answers and revenge.

It stars Nigel O’Neill (The Secret; Game of Thrones) as Donal alongside Susan Lynch (Happy Valley; Monroe), Stuart Graham (The Frankenstein Chronicles; The The Secret) and rising stars Jozef Pawłowski (Jack Strong) and Anna Próchniak (Warsaw 44).

The film was developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme with Lottery funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. It was filmed entirely in Northern Ireland with funding from the Northern Ireland Screen Fund.

XYZ Films is handling North American sales and will be presenting the film to distributors at the festival.