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Short Film – DIY v’s BFI (#1)

Self-made short films beside the best of the BFI Film Academy shorts. The BFI Film Academy offers the opportunity for young people (16 to 19) to come together to make a fi lm supported by industry professionals. Young people all over Scotland are achieving incredible things with family, friends and limited resources. This strand celebrates the best of both worlds.

Film Screening Saturday 16th November 2019, 13:00 to 14:30

There will be a Q&A with film-makers at this screening

Motor Mouth (BFI) – 4 mins

A social worker and young offender try and find common ground to develop their relationship. Danny, who is admitted into a young offender’s institution, is a troubled loner and acts out. His social worker is not happy about it and tries to reach him but fails. Maybe she needs to try a different approach, instead of talking him down, talk to him like a friend?

This film was created as part of the BFI Film Academy Residential Scotland 2019. The film was shot over 2 days and supervised and supported by a film tutor

Written by: Adam Thomas Wright                                  Filmmakers: Genevieve Badia-Aylinm, Rhianna Bibby, Jessica Bolarinwa, Blair Letham, Beth Lindsay, Josh Martin, Scot MacKenzie, Adam Thomas Wright.                                          Cast: Vivian Reid as Paula, William Petrie as Danny.

CONTENT WARNING: Drugs, Violence & Strong Language

The Relic (DIY) – 10 mins

A businessman tries to obtain legal permission from a cult leader to buy an ancient artifact from a museum. Eventually, when both their faiths are destroyed, they bond over their differences and similarities. At the end it is revealed that those who lust for greed and power are also the delusional and narcissistic. They will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Writer/Director/Editor: Adam Andreas                            Producer: Joe Thomas                                                  Cinematography: Frank Timson,                                                Cast: Keiran Duncan as Leroy and Paul Gorman as Mr. Mega


Watch Out (BFI) – 4 mins

Simon steals stuff (a lot!) and gets away with it, but not this time. A mysterious woman drops her valuable watch, but instead of returning it to her, he picks it up and keeps it. The watch will make him lose his mind and wish he’d never picked it up.

This film was created as part of the BFI Film Academy Residential Scotland 2019. The film was shot over 2 days and supervised and supported by a film tutor.

Written by: Amy Haddow                                                Filmmakers: Sophie Marshalsey, Molly Mavor, Casey Eccleston, Harry Whiteford, Daniel Ekunwe, Jack Weirm, Amy Haddow, Cameron MacLean.                                                        Cast: Garth Morrison as Simon, Suzanne O’Brien as Mysterious Woman.

Three’s Company (DIY) –  12 mins

Three friends are bound and questioned out in the middle of nowhere by Lawrence, a maniacal and impatient gang leader. A shipment of “White gold” is misplaced and Lawrence has the culprits in hand. Armed with his 7 shot revolver, trusty goons and all the time in the world. The three friends must explain themselves or face a grizzly end.

Director/Writer/Cinematographer: Conor Purvis              Producer: James Reid                                                                    Lead actors:  Jamie Strachan, Daniele Silvan, Greg Cross, Alastair Rennie

CONTENT WARNING:  Drugs, Violence & Strong language

Anthropophagy (BFI) – 5 mins

A man visits the house of a young couple – trying to raise funds to send his son to a special “pray the gay away” camp. The couple invite them round for dinner to talk more about it, but are their intentions as they first seem?

This film was produced as part of Gmac’s BFI Film Academy 2018 – 2019.

CONTENT WARNING: Strong language & Mild Violence

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