PAUL WRIGHT – Writer/Director
Paul Wright studied Film at the RSAMD in Glasgow, where he made his first short film HIKIKOMORI, which won the Scottish BAFTA for Best New Work followed by a BAFTA nomination in 2007 for Best Short Film and won Best Drama Award at the Royal Television Society awards (2007). Paul joined the Fiction Directing MA at NFTS in 2008. In the same year he made BELIEVE, which won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short Film at Locarno (2009), as well as major awards at Winterthur and Leeds International Film Festival. His next short, PHOTOS OF GOD, was selected for the 2010 Berlin Film Festival. Paul’s graduation film, UNTIL THE RIVER RUNS RED, won the BAFTA for Best Short Fiction Film in 2011. FOR THOSE IN PERIL is his debut feature.
MARY BURKE – Producer
Producer Mary Burke works across both the Warp X and Warp Films slates, where she has been responsible for cultivating fresh UK talent since the company’s inception in 2002. Mary was chosen for Variety’s 2010 Producers to Watch List. FOR THOSE IN PERIL is Mary’s fifth feature, following Peter Strickland’s critically acclaimed BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (2012), Richard Ayoade’s SUBMARINE (2010), Paul King’s BUNNY AND THE BULL (2009) and Chris Waitt’s A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES (2008), which she both developed and produced on the Warp X slate. Mary’s second project with Chris Waitt was ‘Fur TV’ - a dirty puppet comedy television series for MTV. Recently Mary produced the successful E4 comedy show ‘The Midnight Beast’. Originally joining Warp to work on Chris Morris’ BAFTA award-winning short MY WRONGS 8245-8249 AND 117, Mary also produced the short RUBBER JOHNNY for maverick video director Chris Cunningham in 2005 and since then has worked on a raft of projects for the Warp X and Warp Films slates including Shane Meadows’ DEAD MAN'S SHOES and THIS IS ENGLAND and Olly Blackburn’s DONKEY PUNCH and ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES.
POLLY STOKES – Producer
Polly Stokes began her producing career with Simon McBurney’s theatre company Complicité, with whom she worked for five years, on productions including A DISAPPEARING NUMBER (recipient of the Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle, and Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play 2007). She joined the MA Producing programme at the National Film and Television School in 2008. Her graduation films included Anthony Chen's LIGHTHOUSE and Alois Di Leo’s THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A LION, which was selected for Critics Week Cannes 2010 and won Best Graduation Film at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2011.
After leaving NFTS, Polly joined Warp Films as a freelance producer. She was an Associate Producer on Richard Ayoade's second feature film THE DOUBLE for Alcove Entertainment. FOR THOSE IN PERIL is her first feature film as Producer. Polly has recently joined the team at Film4 as a Development Editor.
BENJAMIN KRACUN - Director of Photography
Born in Dumfries, Scotland, Benjamin studied filmmaking first at Napier University Edinburgh and then at The National Film and TV School where he mastered in Cinematography. His drama work has won top prizes from Locarno, Miami, Leeds, Edinburgh and BAFTA Scotland. Recent work includes the feature film THE COMEDIAN for director Tom Shkolnik, which premiered at the LFF 2012, BAFTA nominated short RITE for director Michael Pierce, and commercials for clients such as Nokia, French Connection and BlackBerry. Prior to FOR THOSE IN PERIL, Benjamin worked with director Paul Wright on his award-wining short BELIEVE.
MICHAEL AAGLUND - Editor
Michael Aaglund graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2010. His film credits include the feature documentary A WORLD NOT OURS by Mahdi Fleifel which premiered at Toronto in 2012 and won the Black Pearl Award for Best Documentary at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012 and the Peace Prize at Berlinale 2013. He previously worked with Paul Wright on his award-winning short films UNTIL THE RIVER RUNS RED and PHOTOS OF GOD. Michael has edited many documentaries for Channel 4’s First Cut strand and SDI / BBC Scotland’s Bridging the Gap strand. He edited the short film documentary A MIRACLE IN WEST BROM nominated for the Grierson Best Newcomer Award in 2010 and winner of the Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Award 2010.
ANDERS REFN – Supervising Editor
Anders Refn began his career as a props master and assistant director, and attended the National Film School of Denmark. His first feature film COPPER (STRØMER, 1976), set new standards for the realistic portrayal of crime in Danish film. With films such as ONCE A COP (EN GANG STRØMER, 1987) and TAXI (TAXA, 1996), he produced innovative TV productions that stood out for their spectacular action scenes, solid storylines and meticulous casting. His circus melodrama, THE FLYING DEVILS, won five Robert Awards (Danish Oscars), including Best Film in 1985. Refn has also worked as an editor on many films, including BREAKING THE WAVES (1996), P.O.V. (2001), BABY (2003), TID TIL FORANDRING (2004), ANTICHRIST (2009) and LIMBOLAND (2010). He received Robert Awards for Best Editor for his work on the Lars von Trier films BREAKING THE WAVES and ANTICHRIST.
SIMON ROGERS - Production Designer
Simon has designed productions of all genres, from mesmerising rock gigs to award-winning comedy and ground-breaking feature films. His film credits include TYRANNOSAUR (BAFTA Outstanding Debut for Paddy Considine, 2012) and ARCTIC MONKEYS LIVE AT THE APOLLO. His TV credits include ‘Later with Jools’, ‘It’s Kevin’, ‘The Thick of It’ (BAFTA Best Situation Comedy 2006 and 2010), ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’ (RTS nomination for Best Production Design 2012) and ‘Ruddy Hell, It’s Harry and Paul’ (BAFTA Best Comedy Programme 2009 and 2011). Simon won the 2010 Royal Television Society (RTS) Award for Best Production Design in Entertainment and Non-Drama for ‘Mongrels’. He is currently working on 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH, a feature film project starring Nick Cave.
ERIK ENOCKSSON – Original Score
As part of the Swedish film collective Fasad, Erik Enocksson has created a number of memorable film scores. He has collaborated several times with director Jesper Ganslandt - on his modern classic FALKENBERG FAREWELL, which is borne by Enocksson's charismatic humming and free-folk instrumentation, and for which he received a Creative Achievement Award (Kaunas IFF, 2007); on Ganslandt’s THE APE which premiered at Venice in 2009 and his music documentary SKINNSKATTEBERG which features Erik and his band in a forest. He has also worked with Fredrik Wenzel on BURROWING (MAN TÄNKER SITT), which premiered at Berlin in 2009 and for which Erik was nominated for a Nordic Film Music Prize.
JOAKIM SUNDSTRÖM – Supervising Sound Editor
Swedish-born sound designer Joakim Sundström won a BIFA Award in 2012 for his work on Peter Strickland's WARP X produced feature BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO. He was nominated for a BAFTA for THE CONSTANT GARDENER (2006), two MPSA Golden Reels for TOUCHING THE VOID (2003) and THE CONSTANT GARDENER, a British Independent Film Award for IN THIS WORLD (2002), an International Press Academy Golden Satellite Award for CODE 46 (2003) and a London Film Critics' Circle Award for BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (2012).