John McKay Talks “Not Another Happy Ending”
John McKay says that he’s “always wanted to make an indie movie in Scotland”, and it looks like that aspiration is coming true: set in Glasgow, starring Doctor Who star Karen Gillan, and funded through contributions from fans, Not Another Happy Ending begins shooting in the middle of next month and sounds very promising. We spoke to McKay on the phone earlier today to find out what you can expect from the indie rom-com.
“It’s about a young, quirky novelist – Jane, who’s played by Karen Gillan – who has a kind of love-hate relationship with her publisher, a guy named Tom, who is very newly being played by a hot French actor called Stanley Weber,” he explains. The script was first sent to him by producer Claire Mundell and writer David Solomons two years ago, and it caught his eye because “it just seemed like a very untypical subject and tone for a Scottish film”.