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Interview: Director David Mackenzie On The Cast And The Process Behind 'Starred Up' Plus Upcoming Projects

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 4, 2014 4:28 PM
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David Mackenzie, Starred Up
One of the highlights of the Göteborg International Film Festival, and indeed one of the highlights of our year so far, was catching up with David Mackenzie’s “Starred Up," which, if you missed our review first time out, you can read all about here. The unflinching but brutally human prison drama is based on a script by first-timer Jonathan Asser, a writer and poet by whose experiences inspired the film and the character of Oliver, the posh but dedicated volunteer inmate counselor.

David Mackenzie Set To Adapt Georges Simenon's Crime Novel 'The Stain On The Snow'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 16, 2011 2:32 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Even with two projects -- the sci-fi love story "Perfect Sense" and on-the-fly music-fest-set love story "You Instead" -- due to be unveiled this year, Scottish helmer David Mackenzie looks to show no signs of slowing down and is now attached to write and direct an adaptation of prolific Belgian writer Georges Simenon's crime novel "The Stain On The Snow."

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