WHO’S IN IT?

Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Ray Winstone (Nil By Mouth), James Cosmo (Braveheart), Tom Courtenay (Quartet), Martin Compston (Filth), Ashley Jensen (Extras), Brian Pettifer (Vanity Fair), Kevin Guthrie (Sunshine on Leith), Stephen McCole (Rushmore), Samuel Robertson (Dementamania)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Robert Carlyle (film debut), director; Richard Cowan (film debut), writer, producer; Colin McLaren (Donkeys), writer; Holly Brydson (film debut), Brian Coffey (Starred Up), Kaleena Kiff (Death Do Us Part) and John G. Lenic (A Dog’s Breakfast), producers; Fabian Wagner (Sherlock), cinematographer; Mike Banas (YPF), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Barney Thomson (Carlyle), an awkward but well-meaning Glaswegian barber, is stuck in a dull and uninteresting life that soon becomes much more engaging once he enters the grotesque and absurd world of the serial killer…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Robert Carlyle, an actor who probably deserves more attention than he’s getting at the moment – recurring role in Once Upon A Time notwithstanding – makes his directorial debut with this dark comedy that’s in line with this year’s earlier surprise The Voices.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 24TH JULY 2015