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Gentle, deeply felt, and strikingly original, For Those in Peril serves as a powerful calling card for first-time writer-director Paul Wright. Read critic reviews

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Aaron is the lone survivor of a bizarre fishing accident and is blamed by his Scottish community for the tragedy. He stubbornly refuses to believe the other men are dead and sets out to find them.

Cast & Crew

Jordan Young
Michael
Ross Laird
Ross
Paul Wright
Director
Paul Wright
Screenwriter
Katherine Butler
Executive Producer
Robin Gutch
Executive Producer
Hugo Heppell
Executive Producer
Mark Herbert
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Erik Enocksson
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Critic Reviews for For Those in Peril

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  • The haunting and powerful psychodrama "For Those in Peril" marks an auspicious feature debut for its visionary writer-director, Paul Wright.

    October 2, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Wright's strongest achievement here is an evocative depiction of place, where young teens flee from adult supervision and danger lies in wait.

    September 29, 2014 | Full Review…
  • For Those in Peril is a strikingly original feature debut from the 31-year-old Scottish writer-director Paul Wright that resists simple categorization.

    September 29, 2014 | Full Review…
  • For Those in Peril smells as if it has been dragged from the briny deep to receive only superficial hosing down before being dumped in unsuspecting cinemas.

    November 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A full week after first viewing, I find myself still sifting through montage images that linger in the mind like a half-remembered dream.

    October 6, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Newcomer Paul Wright's poetic, if not entirely convincing, attempt to make sense of Scottish folklore, family bonds and mental illness.

    October 4, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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  • Jun 27, 2013
    There's no way a debut has any right to be this good in nearly every respect. The visceral direction, cinematography, editing and sound design all reminded me of Shane Carruth's 'Upstream Color'. This has a lot more menace to it. Paul Wright takes you inside the head-space of an outsider who is suddenly even more so, coping with loss in an increasingly self-destructive way. The surrealism of marching in a parade as Death, or igniting that red flare in the room are burned into my mind in vivid detail. The ending. It can be looked at in many ways. To me, it's an afterlife of sorts, where the boy enters the beast after he has lost (through death, being separated when sent to a mental home, a lost chance of love) everyone to be reunited with them, mirroring the fable we hear. It's the kind of emotionally rewarding, yet ambiguous ending that screams "FUCK YEAH!" I had the same reaction to 'Take Shelter'. I absolutely adored it. Haunting, assured filmmaking.
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