Kill or be killed is the name of the game in Stephen Fingleton‘s BAFTA nominated The Survivalist aka Mad Max in The countryside has unleashed a official trailer.Fingleton’s Douglas Hickox award for best Debut Director at the British Independent Film Awards, with numerous other nominations followed including a BAFTA nomination for the film too.
In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits. When a starving woman and her teenage daughter discover his forest refuge, his loneliness drives him to overcome his suspicion and strike a bargain with them in return for bed and board. But as desire becomes stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy, ongoing arrangement which threatens not only his carefully constructed world but also his life.
The Survivalist will have an limited cinematic release on 12th February. The film stars Martin McCann, Mia Goth, Olwen Fouere.