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...

Drawing Workshops with Berenice Carrington

Posted by on July 14th, 2015 No Comments
Drawing Workshops with Berenice Carrington Shetland Arts is hosting a series of workshops with artist Berenice Carrington as part of the new exhibition Unearthed which opens at Bonhoga on 25 July.  The workshops suitable for all levels of experience   Ethnographic drawing Wednesday 29 July 1-4pm Mareel Green Room An introduction to the method that has been the basis for… 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...

An Adventure in Space and Time

Posted by on July 13th, 2015 No Comments
An Adventure in Space and Time

Mark Gatiss is an actor, screenwriter and director. He is a member of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen alongside Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and co-writer Jeremy Dyson, and has both written for and acted in the TV series Doctor Who and Sherlock (which he co-created along with Steven Moffat). Other television work includes Nighty Night, Jekyll, The Wind in the Willows and Game of Thrones. He made a three-part documentary series for the BBC on The History of Horror and a documentary about the acclaimed writer of the supernatural, M.R.James. Most recently he appeared as Stephen Gardiner in the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. Mark has worked extensively in radio, television and theatre, as writer, actor and editor, and Screenplay is delighted to showcase two of the best of his creations for television at the festival.

    --> UK 2013 Cert PG 120 mins inc Q and A (155 with additional screening) Writer Mark Gatiss Dir Terry McDonough Cast David Bradley, Jessica Raine, Roger May, Brian Cox A special one-off drama that travels back to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by… 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...

    Frame by Frame – The Craft of Editing with Mark Jenkins

    Posted by on July 6th, 2015 No Comments
    Frame by Frame - The Craft of Editing with Mark Jenkins

    Mark Jenkins has been a film editor for almost 20 years, producing fiction and documentary films that have received over fifty awards and nominations. He teaches the craft of film editing to all levels up to MA Certificate. Moving to Orkney in 2007 stimulated his film-making practice where he has filmed and directed over twenty short films.

      --> Lecture 90 mins inc Q and A. Ever wondered how directors choose what to show us from the hours of footage that they take? Film editor Mark Jenkins will take you through the main aspects of the craft of film editing – the importance of emotion, story, rhythm and structure, why and when to ‘cut’… Read the rest...

      Village at the End of the World

      Posted by on July 6th, 2015 No Comments
      Village at the End of the World UK 2012 82 mins Cert 12A Subtitles Dir Sarah Gavron Cast The people of Niaqornat, Greenland Documentary. Lars is the only teenager in a community of hunters who doesn’t want to hunt. Niaqornat in North West Greenland has a population of only 59, and with no local industry people are being forced to leave to… Read the rest...