Cast

Neil Leiper

Neil Leiper

Neil plays CONNOR. He has been acting since he was a young boy, starting off at Paisley Youth Theatre a.k.a PACE where he had various small parts working with the comedy unit on Rab.C.Nesbit and Chewing the Fat, Taggart and also a CBBC production called Barmy Aunt Boomerang. . Since leaving PACE he went on to work with Raindog on various development projects and appeared in their internet drama JCN 16 and their play U.N. He has also appeared in various theatre production which include The Apprentice and Fleeto, a play about knife crime which recently toured Britain. Wasted is Neil’s first feature film role.

Emma Hartley–Miller

Emma Hartley–Miller

Emma Hartley-Miller plays SUZANNE. She completed her Performing Arts Degree at The University of Salford in 2005. She made her professional stage debut at The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester playing the female lead Jane in the stage adaptation of Melvin Bruges's The Baby And Fly Pie. She has since worked in theatre and television including TV’s Waterloo Road, Doctors and Coronation Street. Emma continues to enjoy playing the semi-regular role of Charlotte Beecham in ITV'S Emmerdale as well as working with her theatre company Sparkplug Productions. Following WASTED Emma has continued to combine working in television and theatre. She is currently in rehearsals for a Main Stage production of Everybody Loves a Winner for The Royal Exchange Theatre which is being directed and produced by Neil Bartlett, Simon Deacon and Struan Lesli for The Manchester International Festival.

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Kate Dickie

Kate Dickie plays MICHELLE. Kate Dickie's feature film debut was as Jackie in Oscar winning director Andrea Arnold's RED ROAD. Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, the film was awarded the Jury Prize and Kate was in contention for the Prix d'Interpretation Feminine. For her performance in this film, she received the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress 2006, the Best Actress award at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montréal and a BAFTA Best Actress award. In 2008 she starred in Wasted and Shane Meadows Sommerstown, winner of the Michael Powell Best British Film award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008; earlier features include Speed Racer, directed by the Warchowski Brothers; multi-award winning feature Summer, starring Robert Carlyle and directed by Kenny Glennan and the forthcoming Rounding Up Donkeys, the companion film to Red Road, directed by Morag MacKinnon. Upcoming feature films include Outcast starring opposite James Nesbit and Shelter opposite John Lynch. Notable short films include Believe (premiering at the EIFF 2009 as part of the UK Shorts programme) and the profoundly moving Pussy Footing (Sweden 2008). Kate has had a distinguished television career, being nominated for a Best Television Performance BAFTA award for Tinsel Town and will be seen playing lead roles in the upcoming Dominic Savage's Dive, Garrows Law, Adrian Shergold's He Kills Coppers, The Vice and Taggart. She is a critically acclaimed theatre actress, notably as Cathy in the British premier of the controversial award-winning play Aalst for the National Theatre of Scotland and for which she was nominated for a prestigious Best Actress award by the Theatre Manager's Association in 2007. She was also nominated as Best Actress by The Stage for her performance in Electra for Theatre Cryptic. Kate often performs in roles for leading innovative Scottish companies including Suspect Culture and Raindog. Kate Dickie trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD).

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David Hayman

David Hayman plays JOE. David Hayman is an actor, director, and humanitarian. He has appeared in over 40 films including The Jackal, Tailor of Panama, Hope and Glory, Ordinary Decent Criminals, Vertical Limit and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. He played Jimmy Boyle in A Sense of Freedom which is screening at EIFF festival 2009. For the last ten years he has played Detective Chief Superintendant Mike Walker in Lynda La Plante's acclaimed series Trial and Retribution. David has directed many TV dramas and feature films including Silent Scream which won the first Michael Powell Award at EIFF. He is Director and Head of Operations for Spirit Aid, the humanitarian organisation which he founded in 2001. Spirit Aid is dedicated to children and young people and runs projects in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Malawi and Scotland. He has been awarded two Honorary Doctorates and a Fellowship for his humanitarian work and has been commended for his bravery in Afghanistan.

Crew

Caroline Paterson

Caroline PatersonWriter - Director

Caroline Paterson was born in 1965. She is an actress and director, known for EastEnders (1985), Perfect Sense (2011) and King Ralph (1991). Caroline began work with the radical theatre group Raindog which produced some of Scottish theatre's most innovative work. ​ She won acclaim as a director of The Slab Boys Trilogy at the Citizen Theatre, Glasgow and has recently returned to direct Cuttin' a Rug. Raindog is the Glasgow based Production Company born out of the award winning Raindog Theatre Company, formed by Caroline Paterson and Stuart Davids.

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Stuart DavidsWriter - Director

Stuart trained as an actor at the RSAMD and went on to work in most of Scotland’s theatres and appeared in many TV programmes including three series of Hamish Macbeth. He started directing theatre in 1991 with Raindog Theatre Company and went on to direct 7 productions with them including The House of Barnarda Alba and A.D., the epic retelling of the gospels by Edwin Morgan at the Tramway theatre for the millennium. He has also directed twice for The Oran Mor A Play A Pie And A Pint series. In television, again with Raindog, he co created and directed on two series of Tinsel Town for BBC 2. Also, for the company he directed on JCN 16 the first ever Internet drama series for BBC Scotland and also co directed the feature film Wasted. He has also directed for Heartbeat, Coronation Street and River City where he was also a producer. He is currently developing his second feature film with Creative Scotland.

Wendy Griffin

Wendy GriffinProducer

Wendy first worked with Raindog on their television series Tinsel Town. She has since line produced several feature films including Red Road, Donkeys, Festival and Outcast plus many television projects. She has produced feature films Funny Kinda Guy, Not Another Happy Ending, and Big Gold Dream. Always keen to work on challenging and innovative projects she was keen to work with Caroline and Stuart on their first feature.

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Lol CrawleyDOP

Lol gained his first feature credit on the film Ballast, which won him an Excellence in Cinematography award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and director Lance Hammer a dramatic directing award. Ballast went on to play in competition at Berlin and over 30 other international film festivals winning further awards and much critical praise. 2008 also saw the release of Lol’s second film as DP with the UK produced feature Better Things which was invited to premier in critics week at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and went on to play in competition at the Edinburgh and Toronto International Film Festivals later that year. Prior to this his most significant credits were for the highly acclaimed short films Field and Love Me or Leave Me Alone both directed by Duane Hopkins. Together these films won over twenty awards on the international film festival circuit including the Gold Hugo at Chicago and Best British Short Film at Edinburgh. In November 2008 Lol was named as one of the 10 cinematographer to watch in Variety magazine and nominated in the best cinematography category at the 2009 spirit awards for his work on Ballast. He was born and educated in England where he still lives and has representation in both the UK and the US.

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Stephen BryceProduction Designer

Stephen Bryce graduated from Glasgow School Of Art in design but trained at the Citizens Theatre as a design assistant. It was here that he first came into contact with Raindog and worked on Wasted when a theatre project as design assistant. Since then Stephen has worked closely with the company through many projects such as designing on their interactive commission for BBC Scotland JCN 16. In his television career Stephen has worked in many genres including drama, light entertainment and comedy but he relished the prospect of working with company again on such an involved and engrossing piece of work.

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James HamiltonEditor

James Hamilton and Phyllis Ironside have over 60 years of editing experience between them, having been trained on film at the BBC in the late 1970s. They were at the start of the digital revolution in television and film when they were the first independents in Scotland to invest in non linear, the start of what is now a creatively vibrant and successful post production scene. Over the years they have worked on every type of production for both cinema and television. Although two halves of the imaginatively titled editing partnership ‘Hamilton Ironside’, Wasted is the first time they have both edited the same film.

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Phyllis IronsideEditor

James Hamilton and Phyllis Ironside have over 60 years of editing experience between them, having been trained on film at the BBC in the late 1970s. They were at the start of the digital revolution in television and film when they were the first independents in Scotland to invest in non linear, the start of what is now a creatively vibrant and successful post production scene. Over the years they have worked on every type of production for both cinema and television. Although two halves of the imaginatively titled editing partnership ‘Hamilton Ironside’, Wasted is the first time they have both edited the same film.