Magazine article Screen International

Duane Hopkins Shooting Second Feature

Magazine article Screen International

Duane Hopkins Shooting Second Feature

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George MacKay leads the cast of the character-driven thriller Bypass.

Artist and filmmaker Duane Hopkins is now shooting his second feature, Bypass.

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Bypass

The film is shooting on location in the north of England for eight weeks. The project is described as "a character-driven thriller set against the economic backdrop of contemporary Britain." The cast is led by George MacKay, a 2012 Screen International Star of Tomorrow, alongside Ben Dilloway, Charlotte Spencer and Donald Sumpter.

Third Films is producing and supporters are the BFI Film Fund, Film Agency Wales, Film i Väst, Swedish Film Institute, SVT Torino Film Lab, Severn Screen and the Match Factory (the latter handles international sales). It is a UK-Sweden co-production, with Swedish partners Plattform Produktion and Welsh company Severn Screen.

Samm Haillay, producer of Bypass and co-founder of Third Films (alongside Hopkins) described the film as "a morality tale of society's feared and forsaken. …

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