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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...

Song of the Sea

Posted by on July 20th, 2015 No Comments
Song of the Sea Ireland 2014 Cert PG 93 mins Dir Tomm Moore Voice cast David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan We know many of you missed this during the summer holiday season, so Screenplay is more than happy to provide another chance to see this enchanting film about selkies, myth and magic. Ben and his little sister Saoirse… Read the rest...

Slow West

Posted by on July 15th, 2015 No Comments
Slow West UK 2015 Cet 15 84 mins Dir John Maclean Cast Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn Directorial feature film debut for Scottish film maker John Maclean, Slow West premiered at the 2015 Sundance Festival where it was awarded the Sundance Institute’s World Jury Prize for drama. Described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the perfect Western’,… Read the rest...

Bridging the Gap (Documentary Workshop)

Posted by on July 14th, 2015 No Comments
Bridging the Gap (Documentary Workshop) 135 minutes Open to film-makers at any level The Scottish Documentary Institute is hosting a workshop to help film-makers prepare for submissions to Bridging the Gap – Scotland’s flagship short documentary film scheme for new talent. Every year, the initiative provides training and mentorship as well as an £8k budget to get your film made.… Read the rest...

Film Development in Shetland – a conversation with Graeme Howell

Posted by on July 13th, 2015 No Comments
Film Development in Shetland - a conversation with Graeme Howell All welcome 60 mins As part of an ongoing series of conversations about the work of Shetland Arts Development Agency we would like to invite you to discuss what the future development priorities for film in Shetland should be with Shetland Arts’ General Manager, Graeme Howell.… Read the rest...

Shooting The Past

Posted by on July 13th, 2015 No Comments
Shooting The Past UK 1999 Cert 15 215 mins inc a short break Dir Stephen Poliakoff Cast Lindsay Duncan, Timothy Spall, Liam Cunningham, Billie Whitelaw An absolute treat – all three episodes of Stephen Poliakoff’s extraordinary play for television about a US property developer who realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to… Read the rest...