The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) announced its new talent categories earlier this month and Mad to be Normal‘s screenwriter, Tracy Moreton, is among the long list of Best Debut Screenwriter.
Moreton is joined by several newcomers such as Francis Lee (God’s Own Country), Gaby Chiappe (Their Finest), and Rugano Nyoni (I Am Not a Witch) Tracy Moreton penned an incredible story based on a renowned Scottish Psychiatrist, R. D. Laing (portrayed by David Tennant) with Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss, Gabriel Bryne, Michael Gambon, and David Bamber.
The film had a successful world premiere at Glasgow Film Festival in February and it was screening across the UK for several months. Mad to be Normal is set to release in the US in Winter 2018.
The 20th BIFA nominations will be announced on Wednesday November 1. The winners will be unveiled on Sunday December 10.
About Mad to be Normal
David Tennant plays an infamous Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing world-famous for his non-traditional and controversial treatment of schizophrenia. In the 1960s, he established medication-free community at Kingsley Hall where the patients lived side by side with their doctors.
Mad to be Normal also star Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss, Gabriel Bryne, Michael Gambon, and David Bamber. It is written and directed by Robert Mullen. Executive produced by Peter Gerard Dunphy. Produced by Phin Glynn, Charlotte Arden, and Alan Latham for Gizmo Films and Bad Penny Productions.