Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2017


Directed by Nick Hamm


Director: Nick Hamm
Section: Spotlight
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore
18+ (no age rating)



In the first years of this Century, history was made in the back seat of car when Tony Blair invited the Ulster Unionist leader Ian Paisley and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness to Scotland. It wasn't the meetings at the conference table that brought the two men together, however, but the ride to and from the airport, at least as Nick Hamm's film would have it. An hour with no leg room and close proximity to the archenemy. Who wouldn't be ready to make Peace at some point?

Meet the director


Nick Hamm

Nick Hamm, born in Belfast 157, directed for the stage and was in-house director for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His feature debut THE BOTTOM LINE (1989) starred Arthur Miller and Dustin Hoffman, among others. He won a BAFTA Award for Best Short for THE HARMFULNESS OF TOBACCO 1992. He shot genre films like THE HOLE (2001) or GODSEND (2004), and romcoms like MARTHA MEETS FRANK, DANIEL & LAURENCE (1998). With his own production co., Momentum TV, Hamm shot series ROGUE (2013-2014) and FULL CIRCLE (2013-2015).


Screenplay: Colin Bateman
Director of Photography: Greg Gardiner
Film Editor: Chris Gill
Composer: Stephen Warbeck
Production Designer: David Craig
Producer: Nick Hamm, Piers Tempest
Production Company: IM Global
Co-Producer: Isabel Freer
Co-Production Company: A Greenroom Entertainment, Tempo Production
World Sales: IM Global