Bute actor lands leading role in feature film

Phillip Toop is due to star in 'A Letter to Molly'.
Phillip Toop is due to star in 'A Letter to Molly'.

A former Rothesay Academy pupil has been cast in a feature film due to go into production later this year.

Phillip Toop will take a leading role in ‘A Letter to Molly’ which tells the story of four friends who come together to relive their youth and share old grievances.

An increasingly bizarre series of events conspire to fracture their friendship for good.

The lads deal with chemical spills, psychotic anarchists, and faceless corporate forces through a haze of booze and drugs as their home town is placed on lockdown and their night spirals violently out of control.

‘A Letter to Molly’ has been described as ‘a darkly comic tale of modern horrors, taking you on an absurd and claustrophobic trip that will stick in the mind’.

Phillip completed his degree in drama and performance at the University of Highlands and Islands, and throughout his studies earned leading roles in a number of plays.

These included, ‘One for the Road’, ‘Titus Andronicus’ and Stephen Berkoff’s adaptation of ‘Metamorphosis’.

Since graduation, Phillip has appeared in several tours of ‘Dirty Water’, a new Scottish play by John Stuart that included a 19-day run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Following nine months of teaching English in Vietnam, he is excited to work on ‘A Letter to Molly’. Also a passionate writer, Phillip often works writing short stories and screenplays, some of which will soon be in production.

Production company, Meadowpark Pictures, said: “Over the course of four years, several people have put in thousands of pounds of their own money to get the film this far, with some generous donations from friends and family.

“Currently a crowdfunding page is live to try to raise enough to really make the film the way we would like to see it made.”

* To view a teaser for ‘A Letter to Molly’ head to Meadowpark Pictures’ Facebook page.

You can also support the project by visiting the crowdfunding page at www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-letter-to-molly.