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Mind-set Feature Film Screening plus QandA
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An independent feature film by Dundonian filmmaker Mikey Murray will have it's Scottish premiere at Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre on Saturday 11 June before playing at cinemas across the UK.

A screening will be held at DCA, followed by a Q&A from Director Mikey Murray.

Mind-set a comedy/drama directed by Mikey Murray won Best UK Feature Film at Manchester Film Festival in March 2022. The film features actor Steve Oram known for film roles such as Sightseers, and TV such as Dr Who, End of the F***ing World and Killing Eve. Protagonist Lucy is played by American actor Eilis Cahill and they portray a couple, Paul and Lucy, whose relationship is tested due to their insecurities and being stuck in a house together.

The film features cameos from Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter franchise) and Julia Deakin (Spaced). Scottish talent includes Dundonian actor Robin Laing, Pauline Lynch (Trainspotting), who plays office worker Sue, and Andrew John Tait.

Lucy (Eilis Cahill) hates her dull office job and is considering having an affair with her new colleague, Daniel (Peter Bankolé). Her partner Paul (Steve Oram) is a screenwriter with a tennis obsession, trying to get a project with famous actor/producer Nick Reynolds (Jason Isaacs) off the ground. Lucy and Paul have lived together for years, and have become seemingly dysfunctional. Petty arguments about who will empty the dishwasher, the knives being in the wrong place in the cutlery drawer, or who will go to the corner shop, have become commonplace. Sometimes, cheese and beans on toast for dinner again, is not the answer, even if Paul does make it: "the special way".

Mikey Murray, Writer/Director: 'At its heart our film shows ordinary lives and relationships on screen, and deals with issues around mental health and depression. The film has a modern setting, but visually I channelled the 1960s British New Wave style, as I wanted to bring an element of 'kitchen sink' to the drama.⿝

Steve Oram: "The characters are very relatable but there is a darkness that runs throughout. I was interested in making a film that showed what real life is like. I liked the humour and pathos of it; two people living together and misfiring but trying to be affectionate."

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
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