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  • Matthew Oxtoby
  • 03-02-2016 12:34:55

‘MAD TO BE NORMAL’ GOES INTO PRODUCTION
POSTED BY GIZMO FILMS - FILMING IN SCARBOROUGH

‘Mad To Be Normal’ – former working title ‘Metanoia’ has started pre-production with principal photography commencing on 2nd February. The film will be shot on location and in Yorkshire, England and features David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne.

Filming is believed to be at Yorkshire Coast College’s Westwood campus  as well as Scampston Hall near Malton.


Mad to be Normal (Previously titled ‘Metanoia’) is the story of controversial Scottish psychiatrist, R.D. Laing and the infamous anti-psychiatry experiment he ran at Kingsley Hall- a medication-free sanctuary which made headlines around the world. During the 1960s and 1970s Laing was an international celebrity. In Santa Monica, 4,000 people turned out to see him perform a lecture, a week after Bob Dylan had pulled in the same number. A radio journalist confidently referred to him as the “white Martin Luther King.” His books topped student reading lists the world over, as his language excited and enthralled them: “a child born today stands a 10 times greater chance of being admitted to a mental hospital than to a university….perhaps it is our very way of educating them that is driving them mad… [and]…”so- called ‘normal men’ have in the last 50 years killed perhaps 100 million of their fellow normal men”. It was opinions like these which turned the psychiatric establishment against him.

Director: Robert Mullan
Producers: Phin Glynn, Charlotte Arden, Alan Latham
Executive Producer: Peter Dunphy

Starring:

DAVID TENNANT
ELISABETH MOSS
GABRIEL BYRNE
MICHAEL GAMBON
DAVID BAMBER

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