THE TICKING MAN

In the remote west coast of Scotland, a drug dealer double-crosses and kills a drug trafficker who imports drugs for him. The dealer is arrested and learns that the murder was witnessed by a couple of anonymous locals. Facing life imprisonment, the dealer decides to hire a hitman to eliminate all the potential witnesses. Outside a rural police station, the hired hitman starts a stopwatch, runs across a road, jumps into his car, and takes off with a screech. He drives full speed through the barren country until he reaches the remote, one street hamlet of Bartoun. He checks his stopwatch. It reads 28 minutes, 36 seconds. He sees a poster advertising a fair in the next village. The residents of Bartoun are advised to meet on main street at noon to get a ride. As the people begin to congregate the next day, the hitman walks toward them and begins shooting. He knows that he has 28 minutes and 36 seconds before the police arrive. Pandemonium ensues as he methodically hunts down his targets and people frantically try to stay alive.

Directed by

Steven Lewis Simpson

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)

Steven Lewis Simpson (writer)

Produced by

Steven Lewis Simpson producer

Music by

Steven Lewis Simpson

Cinematography by

Ian Dodds

Film Editing by

Steven Lewis Simpson

Production Management

Tom Kelly production manager

Sound Department

John Cobban sound editor
Angus McPake sound recordist
Simon Tomlinson boom operator

Cast (in credits order)

Alan McCafferty Alan McCafferty
Peter
Ian Hanmore Ian Hanmore
Hitman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Paul Baker David Paul Baker
North
James Bryce James Bryce
Stewart
Margo Croan Margo Croan
Betty
Sheila Donald Sheila Donald
Fran
Harriet Hunter Harriet Hunter
Marianne
Kevin James Kelly Kevin James Kelly
Alex
Gavin Marshall Gavin Marshall
Barry
Aaron McCusker Aaron McCusker
Jack
Doug McFarlane Doug McFarlane
Bob
Martin McGreechin Martin McGreechin
Johnny
Simon Tait Simon Tait
Ian
Charli Wilson Charli Wilson
Jenny