Part of the Best of British Strand
Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran, Ian Pirie
Director of Photography: Márk Györi
Editor: Chris Wyatt
Produced by: Alastair Clark, Anna Griffin
Music: Anne Nikitin
Screenplay by: Matt Palmer
Production Designer: Miren Marañón
Sound Production: Ben Baird
Matt Palmer is the director of short films Daylight Hole (2006), Cinema Extreme film Island (2007) and The Gas Man (2014), made through Rankin’s Collabor8te scheme and broadcast on Sky Arts. His shorts have been selected for numerous international film festivals, including Slamdance, Raindance, EIFF, Fantasia & FrightFest, while Island was nominated for the BAFTA Scotland award for Best Short Film. Calibre is his debut feature.
Two lifelong friends (Jack Lowden and Martin McCann) leave Edinburgh for an isolated Scottish Highlands village on a weekend hunting trip. After a night drinking with locals (who just about tolerate them) they head out on a misty morning to hunt deer. Things go tragically wrong and they decide to try and cover up an accident, but as they become stranded in the village they are drawn into a dark nightmare. Gun-wielding villagers force them to make a series of terrible and impossible choices.