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Screenplay Bigger & Better than ever before

Posted by on September 17th, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Bigger & Better than ever before Staff at Mareel get in the mood for a screening of the Black Pirate (image (c) Dale Smith)  Sunday evening saw the culmination of 10 days of film, fun and festivities at Mareel, as Screenplay 2015 was brought to a triumphant end with a screening of 1970’s sci fi classic Silent Running.  As square-eyed film… Read the rest...

Screenplay Reviews: Raspberry Boat Refugee

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Reviews: Raspberry Boat Refugee As part of the Screenplay Festival our volunteers have been reviewing some of the films they’ve been watching. Here Sophie Balcombe reviews Raspberry Boat Refugee (Dir Leif Lindblom). Raspberry Boat Refugee is the story of Mikko Virtanen, who believes he is a Swedish man trapped in the body of a Finnish one, comically dubbed a… Read the rest...

Screenplay Reviews: Lord of the Rings

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Reviews: Lord of the Rings As part of the Screenplay Festival our volunteers have been reviewing some of the films they’ve been watching. Here Logan Nicolson reviews Lord of the Rings (Dir Ralph Bakshi). Let me begin by saying this is not an animated version of Peter Jackson’s semi-classic trilogy, but is in fact a very interesting (and to an… Read the rest...

Screenplay Reviews: Alive Inside

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Reviews: Alive Inside As part of the Screenplay Festival our volunteers have been reviewing some of the films they’ve been watching. Here Sophie Balcombe reviews Alive Inside (Dir Michael Rossato-Bennett). Alive Inside is a touching and inspiring documentary about the power of music and its importance in shaping us as people. It follows scientist Dan Cohen on his… Read the rest...

Your chance to have your say on future priorities for film development

Posted by on August 24th, 2015 No Comments
Your chance to have your say on future priorities for film development As part of the events planned during the Screenplay Festival week, Shetland Arts is hosting a meeting to discuss the future priorities for the development of Film in Shetland. The meeting follows on from those previously held on Theatre and Visual Art and Craft. It will take place in Mareel on 2nd of September at… Read the rest...

Screenplay Programme released

Posted by on August 7th, 2015 No Comments
Screenplay Programme released It’s here!  The programme for Screenplay 2015  has been released online, and it’s a good’un! Lindsay Duncan Special guests this year include film and television actor Lindsay Duncan, and actor, writer and director Mark Gatiss. Mark is a familiar face on our television screens through his appearances as Mycroft Holmes on Sherlock (which he… Read the rest...

Countdown to Screenplay begins

Posted by on July 9th, 2015 No Comments
Countdown to Screenplay begins Local filmmaker Marjolein Robertson speaks about the how Screenplay has influenced her at the Screenplay launch earlier this week. The countdown is underway for Screenplay 2015, Shetland Arts’ annual film festival curated by Kathy Hubbard, Linda Ruth Williams and Mark Kermode. The festival is a ten day celebration of film, and includes a feast of… Read the rest...

Anderson High students interview The Crucible actress Marama Corlett.

Posted by on February 26th, 2015 1 Comment
Marama Corlett in The Crucible Fans of theatre are in for a real treat this weekend as Arthur Miller’s The Crucible comes to the big screen in Mareel. Recorded live at the Old Vic Theatre in London, starring Richard Armitage  (The Hobbit) and directed by Yaël Farber, The Crucible is Arthur Miller’s classic American tale… Read the rest...

Northern Lights Ambassadors reveal creative project videos

Posted by on January 6th, 2015 No Comments
The Northern Lights Ambassadors have revealed two videos as part of their creative project inspired by the work of world-famous photojournalist Don McCullin. Funded as part of the ARTIST ROOMS On Tour programme with the support of Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Creative Scotland, the Ambassadors’ work is currently exhibited alongside the ARTIST… Read the rest...

One month left to snap-up Early Bird deal for Shetland’s crime fiction festival

Posted by on January 6th, 2015 No Comments
Shetland Noir, the isles first ever crime fiction festival, running from 13-15 November this year, has issued a reminder to would-be participants to register before the end of January (31 January) to take advantage of the festival’s Early Bird Deal. Winter darkness is usually just beginning to grip the isles come November making a… Read the rest...