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Peeking behind the curtains of family life. A collection of films, exploring the up’s and down of family relationships from a variety of perspectives.

Film Screening Saturday 16th November 2019, 11:30 to 13:00

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

Playtime – 7 mins

When two sisters are dumped at their grandparents for the holidays, Cassie heads for the woods in search of signal, desperately trying to stay connected with her friends back home. But as little sister Flora plays through the forest, letting her imagination run wild, will Cassie’s inner child be re-awakened as she realises the connection she needs might be right in front of her?

The film was produced by 33 young people as part of GMAC Films Summer School.                                                              Starring: Kirsty Clements and Abby Stewart.                          Directed by: Kieran McLaughlin                                                  Written by Katie Veitch

Lost Frequency – 5 mins

A girl tries to shut out the world through her headphones, but when her dad takes them away, this father-daughter must face up to the reality of their situation.

The film was created as part of the intensive 8-days BFI Film Academy Residential Scotland 2019.

Written by: Eve Grant                                                                  Filmakers: Noah Dean, Jake Gilpin, Eve Grant, Lucy Jenkins, George Johnson, Lucy Johnson, Arran Parkes, Esther Thompson.                                                                                        Cast: Alainna Flanagan as Skye, Cameron McGarva as Liam, Vivien Reid as Mum.

TRIGGER WARNING:  A film about grief

Remember Me –  12 mins

Anthony develops Alzheimer’s disease, his son Josh must care for him and help him through his Alzheimer’s journey. This film highlights howAlzheimer’s disease affects not only the individual but also the family and shows the realities of Alzheimer’s which people need to see.

Writer, Director and Producer: Katie Low                              Cast: Alec Westwood plays Anthony Scott. Ronan Doyle plays Josh Scott. Tiegan Blackhall plays Maisy

TRIGGER WARNING: A film about Alzheimer’s. Strong Language

Lost Child –  8 mins

A young girl tries to reconnect with her mother. Caitlyn’s 16th birthday approaches. She lives at Sunnyside Children’s House and has just received an unexpected text from her mother.

Made after a 10-week film education course the young participants collectively wrote a script and filmed it.

Cast:  Rachel Doherty – Caitlyn, Janet Weir – Care Worker 1 Julie Williams – Care worker 2                                                    Crew: Ryan, Caitlyn, Morgan, Nicole

Little Brother –  6 mins

Jack is a young boy who can’t wait to meet his little brother. The whole family are eagerly awaiting the arrival of baby Jacob.

This film was created as part of the MIA course, an A Level, year long study during which the students studied the theoretical and practical aspects of filmmaking.

Cast: Adam Murdoch – Jack, Elek Kish – Dad, Ewa Bujak – Mum, Layla Walker – Layla                                                          Crew:  Alanah Walker – Director/Writer/Producer/DoP/ Sound Designer Mark Carnochan – Assistant Director Max Cunyngham-Brown – Camera Assistant Nathan Pearson – Lighting Assistant Molly Schutten – Sound Recordist Caitlin Cox – Boom Operator Charlie Jefferson – Music Jessikah Montgomery – Make-up Artist/Head of Wardrobe Eve Allan & Omri Gardi – Clapper Omri Gardi – Production Assistant

TRIGGER WARNING: A film about miscarriage

Sheltered – 6 mins

She’s taking care of her father after her mothers death, and they have no else but each other. She is afraid she might be taken away by social services if they find out she’s the sole carer of her father.

This film was made as of Screen Education Edinburgh’s BFI Film Academy

Director: Maddy Reay Producers: Ryan Welsh, Elspeth Nicol Writer: Coleen Brenna Camera Operator: Francesco De Simoni, Elizabeth Mclean Assistant Director: Harry Whiteford Lighting Operators: Kyan Dodds, Aaron McCombe Sound recordist: Murray Kingsbury Boom operator: Brandon Hogg Cast: Emma as Amelia, Elek Kish as Dad, Tariq as Shop Owner

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