Peter Mullan – Hector McAdam

Peter has won 39 major worldwide awards including the Venice Golden Lion and Best Actor in Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, BAFTA, Critics Circle Awards, San Sebastian and many others. Filmography includes My Name Is Joe (1998), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Warhorse (2011), Sunshine on Leith (2013), Hercules (2014), Sunset Song (2015) and TV includes Top of the Lake and Olive Kitteridge.

Gina McKee Lizzie - Notting Hill (1999), Atonement (2007), In the Loop (2009), TV’s The Borgias

Stephen Tompkinson Derek Brassed Off (1996), TV’s DCI Banks, Wild at Heart and Drop the Dead Donkey

Keith Allen Jimbo - Shallow Grave (1995), Trainspotting (1996), The Others (2001), TV’s Robin Hood

Sarah Solemani Sara - Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), TV’s Him & Her and Bad Education

Ewan Stewart Peter - The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989), Rob Roy (1995), Young Adam (2003)

Laurie Ventry Dougie Late Night Shopping (2001), Gangs of New York (2002), Neds (2010)

Natalie Gavin Hazel The Arbor (2010), TV’s The Syndicate and Prisoners Wives

With Anna Bolton, Yvonne Bredow, Paul Brennan, Stuart Campbell, John Colleary, Darren Connolly, Janet Dawe, Kenny Fulwood, Frank Gilhooley, Jamie Harkness, Nick Ikunda, Jimi James, Olivia Jewson, Fabs Latham, Ashley McGuire, Finlay McLean, Jamie Michie, Lynsey-Anne Moffat, Matt Odell, Anthony Quirke, Reagan Reilly, Hardeep Sing Kohli, James Tarpy, Christine Tremarco, Charity Trimm, and Anita Vettesse.

Writer Director - Jake Gavin – Statement

I was a volunteer for Crisis at Christmas. I met a number of extraordinary people there, and heard some great stories. While many of the shelter’s guests lived in around London, quite a few had travelled the length of the country on what, for them, was an annual pilgrimage to spend a few days over Christmas amongst familiar faces.

Those stories sowed the seed for the idea of a contemporary Odyssean road trip through Britain, substituting a Christmas shelter for Ithaca. The early drafts concentrated on the journey itself. As Hec’s character evolved and matured, the screenplay turned more into a portrait of the man himself, rather than a straight travelogue.

When we were scouting for locations for the film, I think that every single service station manager I spoke told me about their own Hectors – characters who turn up for a night or two every few months, and then move on.

Producer - Stephen Malit

Most recently Stephen produced Kevin Allen’s ‘Under Milk Wood’ starring Rhys Ifans and Charlotte Church, and Julien Temple’s ‘London The Modern Babylon’. His partnership with Temple has spanned eleven years producing the independent features ‘Oil City Confidential’, ‘Liberty of Norton Folgate’ and “Glastopia”. He has produced and managed projects for The Comic Strip, Michael White, Jeremy Thomas, Alan Yentob, Robert Fox.

Co-Producer - Simon Mallinson

Scotland’s leading producer across many film media sectors, Simon’s companies include Mallinson Film Productions (MFP), the leading commercials companies MTP in Scotland and Mustard in England, as well as documentary production company Mallinson Sadlier Productions.

Executive Producer – Ahmad Ahmadzedah

Ahmad set up Aimimage camera company in 1984, later incorporating Ice Film. He is the founder of Aimimage Productions, producers of ill Manors.

Executive Producer – Kirsty Bell

Is the MD of both Goldfinch Pictures and The Movies Begin, subsiduries of accountancy firm Nyman Libson & Paul. She has raised over £100m for the film industry and specialises in the structuring of film companies and their finance raises.

Executive Producer – Nicky Kentish Barnes

Having produced over 20 feature films, including About A Boy, An Ideal Husband and Salmon Fishing in The Yemen, this is Nicky’s first film as Executive Producer.

Executive Producer – Kate McCreery

Kate was the driving force of Hector through development, bringing her experience of working with Fine Line Features, New Line Cinema, Target Entertainment and Interscope to the table.

Associate Producer – John Doris

John Doris is managing partner at Mustard films, one of the leading commercial production companies in London, whom produce commercials, documentaries and feature films.

Casting Director - Amy Hubbard CDG

Amy Hubbard was the casting director on Albert Nobbs, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, and the Hobbit. She also worked on King Kong, Green Zone, Bloody Sunday, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Damned United, Evita, The Commitments, Angela's Ashes and The Da Vinci Code.

Director of Photography - David Raedeker

David is known for The Brother My Devil, which was nominated for the Evening Standard British Film Award, The London Critics Circle Film Awards, and won the Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award.

Editor – Guy Bensley

Working on Derek Jarman's War Requiem fostered his love for film, and he has cut a dozen or so feature films since then, working most frequently with director Oliver Parker on a series of Oscar Wilde adaptations.

Composer – Emily Barker

BAFTA winning composer Emily Barker has released an EP of the music composed for the soundtrack