4 Apr

Do You Have Films / Videos Shot in Scotland 1970 - 2010?

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The Scottish Screen Archive, part of the National Library of Scotland, is seeking to acquire film and video material from 1970 to 2010 that reflects Scottish life, society, industry and culture. They hope that this project will secure material for the National Collection that more accurately reflects the diverse communities that comprise modern Scotland.

They are looking for film / video / digital media material, fiction or non-fiction from:

•    Video workshops / community groups / action groups
•    Cine / Video Clubs
•    Promotional films for local industries / charities / tourism
•    Sport and leisure
•    Footage depicting significant changes in local communities
•    Special local community events. eg. Gala Days; Millennium Celebrations

Contact Kay Foubister, Curator, Scottish Screen Archive via the online submission form.

The Archive is working in association with an academic project team at the University of Glasgow who are researching aspects of childhood and the development of children making their own movies. Please contact Dr Karen Lury and Dr Ryan Shand:

•    If you made your own movies as a child
•    If you were part of a group that ran video workshops for children
•    If you participated as a child in movie making during the 1970’s – 2000

Further information can be found on the project website or by writing to the research team.

Contacts:
KAY FOUBISTER
SCOTTISH SCREEN ARCHIVE
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND
39 – 41 MONTROSE AVENUE
HILLINGTON PARK
GLASGOW
G52 4LA
Tel 0845 366 4608

DR KAREN LURY / DR RYAN SHAND
SCHOOL OF CULTURE & CREATIVE ARTS
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
GLASGOW
G12 8QQ

PROJECT INFORMATION & ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM ARE AVAILABLE AT www.gla.ac.uk/cams

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Comments (4)

  • 07 May 2011, 21:49
    Lee Cavinue

    hi, my cousin has asked me to help him find the film called Jack Shell. I thinkIt was directed by Grant Cathro. i have searched everywhere online for this. on www.cult.tv it gave inofrmation that it was viewed in the glasgow film theatre. My cousin told me that he was in the film and he was about seven or eight years old. my cousin was born in 1966 so i was thinking it was screened in the early to mid seventies.

    Do you have any inform ation on this, or can you suggest anywhere else i could find it

    Regards Lee Cavinue

  • 13 May 2011, 11:12
    Carolyn Mills

    Hi Lee,

    I'm sorry we can't help you with this one - we don't have any record of it screening at GFT. I'll ask our followers on Facebook if they know anything about the film.

    Best wishes,

    Carolyn

  • 13 May 2011, 16:41
    Jen Davies

    Hi Lee,

    Thanks to Ian Sugartits McMillan on GFT's facebook wall (http://www.facebook.com/glasgowfilm) we've got some leads for you...
    Grant Cathro has a Linkedin profile: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/grant-cathro/20/934/938.
    Also http://www.t-room.co.uk/ conducted an email interview with Grant so maybe they could put Lee in touch with him.

    Good luck with the search.

    Best,
    Jen

  • 24 June 2011, 09:11
    Grant Cathro

    Hi Lee, Carolyn and Jen,

    Grant Cathro here :-) I happened across this conversation, and I'm happy to fill in the blanks for you. I co-wrote and co-directed the film "Jack Snell" when I was a teenager living in Motherwell in 1974. It was a real labour of love at the time, one of those "dipping your toes in the water" try-outs, because I really wanted to be a film director when I was 18 and directing a film seemed the obvious next step lol. (I went on to be an actor and screen writer instead, and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in Glasgow). The film got bigger and bigger in scale as it went along, and ended up being quite a mini-epic, but the main point is, we got it finished, and got it screened at the GFT. Carolyn, it was screened there in the summer of 1975, as part of a season called "Independent Film Scotland" along with another production called "Donald Of The Colours"... that might help you track down a listing maybe? I can dig into my old diaries if you like and give you the actualy date, I'm sure it was some day in July of 1975. I've actually been in touch with the folks who appeared in the film as extras, so thanks for your help in making that happen. Kind regards, Grant

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