Filmed in North Berwick, Connect tackles the serious issue of suicide amongst young men in Scotland, and features BAA’s Neil Leiper. Written and directed by Marilyn Edmond, the film stars Kevin Guthrie (Fantastic Beasts, Dunkirk) as Brian, a suicidal young man who is saved by stranger. We follow his journey as he reconnects with his friends and family, while battling his dark secret.
Connect has its world premiere at Glasgow Film Festival on Saturday 23 February, with writer/director Marilyn Edmond and actors Kevin Guthrie and Siobhan Reilly in attendance.
For tickets and more information, click hereBeats – Closing Gala, Glasgow Film Festival 2019
The 15th Annual Glasgow Film Festival runs from 20 February to 3 March and closes with UK premiere of Brian Welsh’s Beats, the film adaptation of Scottish playwright Kieran Hurley’s hit stage show about ‘90s rave culture, exec produced by Steven Soderbergh.
Featuring BAA’s Neil Leiper, Beats is a story of friendship, rebellion and the power of gathered youth, set in 1994, just as the Criminal Justice Bill attempted to place restrictions on Scotland’s rave culture and the free party movement. Directed by Brian Welsh (Black Mirror), executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, the film also features a soundtrack curated by Scottish club legend JD Twitch (Optimo).
Screening on 3 March at Glasgow Film Theatre – for more information click here
Late Sleeper by Simon Macallum – Oran Mor
Simon Macallum has been commissioned for the Autumn Play, Pie and Pint season at Oran Mor.
LATE SLEEPER runs from the 4th – 9th September 2017 and will also star Neil Leiper and Vincent Friell.
George Adams is an author renowned for gritty thrillers which explore the seedy underbelly of Scottish urban life. He enjoys his reputation as a ‘hardman’ who knows the underworld he writes about. On the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Glasgow trapped in a tiny cabin with a stranger George discovers that the true crime is far more uncomfortable than the fiction.