CRUSH is John McKay's first feature length film. He graduated from the National Film & Television School where he made the short film Doom and Gloom, which was selected for competition in Cannes and won prizes at Brest and Locarno Festivals. McKay was recently nominated for a BAFTA for Best Newcomer for his work on the Channel Four drama Psychos. Other short films include Wet and Dry, for Channel Four's Short and Curlies strand, Favourite, his NFTS graduation film, The Price, which won the Stella Screen Shorts competition.
As a playwright, McKay's credits include Dead Dad Dog, performed at the Traverse and Royal Court Theatres, Onan and Me Myself Us, both performed at the Assembly Theatre. Radio scripts for the BBC include the Sony Award-nominated Aesthete's Foot (21 episodes), and Soft Top, Hard Sell.
McKay has been commissioned to write and direct Knickers, a further feature film for FILMFOUR.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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