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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...

Bumper line up for October

Posted by on September 2nd, 2015 No Comments
Bumper line up for October Shetland Arts has announced a bumper line up of musical acts ranging from Opera to Jazz this October, promising to offer something to tickle every tastebud. The month kicks off with KidO, an interactive opera for children aged between 3 & 4, which uses household objects to demonstrate that, no matter what your age, you… Read the rest...

Acclaimed Kora player Seckou Keita comes to Mareel

Posted by on August 24th, 2015 No Comments
Acclaimed Kora player Seckou Keita comes to Mareel Following the critical acclaim of his award-winning collaborative project with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, the extraordinary Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita comes to Mareel this October as part of his 2015 UK tour. Variously described as a griot (praise singer), composer, djembe master, virtuoso and pioneer, Seckou is a rare type of musician, seated in… 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...

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...