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Investments 2007

Here are listings of all investments made by Scottish Screen in 2007.

This support is made as an offer of investment and will always be subject to our standard conditions being met. It may also contain quite specific conditions which must be met before the offer of investment is confirmed.

 

DECEMBER 2007

Content Production

New Town Killers
Artists Independent Films Ltd
£386,948
National Lottery
Produced by Luc Roeg (Spider) and starring Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives, Enigma, Mission Impossible II) and Alastair Mackenzie (Monarch of the Glen, The Last Great Wilderness), the film follows two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who get their kicks from playing a 12-hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their next target is Sean Kelly, a parentless teenager who lives with his sister in a housing estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Seachd - The Innacessible Pinnacle
Young Films Ltd
£5,000
National Lottery
Young Films received support to make 600 DVD screeners of this feature to be distributed to BAFTA members in the UK and USA.

Content Development

The Strangest Thing
Young Films Ltd
£24,956
National Lottery
Young Films Ltd has been awarded funding to develop the feature, The Strangest Thing. Written by John Milarky, The Strangest Thing won the Hartley Merrill screenwriting prize at Cannes Film Festival 2007. The story is set in Scotland on Christmas Eve 1899. The new railway has arrived and the beautiful town of Rathbeg is to be sold and its townsfolk evicted from their homes as the tracks tighten their grasp of the surrounding country. Down the line, a steam train plummets to its doom from a crippled bridge with everyone on board. One unfortunate passenger is missing. Time is stopped and the clock turned back. Nathaniel West, angel of death, now has three days to find a missing soul, put him on the train and direct him to his fate. These three days mark the last chance to Rathbeg to resist its decimation. 

Elaine Anderson 
Autonomi Ltd
£3,000
National Lottery
Elaine Anderson is about a 41-year-old porn-dubbing star, who is contacted by her estranged daughter, Kirsty. The girl’s problems are set to tarnish not only their already-strained relationship, but also both their futures. Glasgow-based production company Autonomi was awarded Content Development funding to develop this feature film project.

Audience Development

Reel Afghanistan (21 - 28 Feb 2008)
Education Through Arts
£8,000
National Lottery
Education Through Arts received funding to run Reel Afghanistan, a weeklong festival hosting 12 film screenings with talks and masterclasses by visiting filmmakers. This was the first Afghan film festival to be held in the UK.

Exhibition

The Belmont Cinema Aberdeen City Council £20,000
National Lottery
Aberdeen City Council received funding to support The Belmont Cinema in its aims to present programmes that will expand the variety of cinema choice available to the general public in the area. The Belmont is Aberdeen's premier venue for arthouse, foreign, classic and quality mainstream cinema. Adult and schools education programmes provide outreach to the local community and courses in film studies regularly run in the venue.

Festivals

Birds Eye View Film Festival (8-14 Mar 2008)
Birds Eye View Films Festival
£8,800
National Lottery
Birds Eye View (BEV) is a creative platform for woman filmmakers. The UK's first major women's film festival was launched in 2005 across London's leading film venues, showing a tip-top prpogramme of stunning and inspirational features, documentaries and short films from around the world. Each year, BEV develops their programme with more outstanding films and innovative cross-arts events, and right now they are equipping the next generation to break new ground through their technical and creative training programmes. BEV was given support from Scottish Screen to run a season of screenings and special events in Scotland to promote women filmmakers, support local talent and offer a forum for discussion and networking.

Distribution

Ujbaz Izbeneki Has Lost His Soul
Ko Lik Films Ltd
£750
National Lottery
Short animation Ujbaz Izbeneki Has Lost His Soul was invited to, and has already participated in, several film festivals. This funding was awarded to Ko Lik Films to make copies of the 35mm print in order for the company to continue to facilitate requests for the short to be included in future film festivals.

Markets and Festivals

Sundance Attendance (17-27 Jan 2007)
Yasmin Fedda
£715.70
National Lottery
Independent filmmaker Yasmin Fedda received funding from Scottish Screen to attend Sundance Film Festival 2008 with her 11-minute documentary Breadmakers, a film about a unique Edinburgh bakery with a community of workers with learning disabilities. The featured bakery is part of a centre inspired by the ideas of Rudolph Steiner, where the workers realise their potential for self-discovery and creativity in a social environment.

NOVEMBER 2007

Pilot Fund

The Story of Film: China Hopscotch Films £24,950
National Lottery
Glasgow/London-based independent television and film production company Hopscotch Films was awarded funding to shoot taster scenes in China for the international movie history series The Story of Film in order to complete production financing.

Content Development

A Chinese Case
Code Films 81 Ltd
£2,993
National Lottery
Code Films 81 Ltd received funding to develop the documentary film A Chinese Case. A film set in Israel and China, it follows the return of a long lost suitcase to its rightful owner back in China, while observing the vast changes that happened to the country over the last decade and how the people of China have adapted to it.

Shell
Brocken Spectre
£6,489
National Lottery
Shell is set in a remote highland fuel stop where a repressed teenager finds a way of escaping her father and the bitter isolation he has created for them. This development award will fund Scott Graham's first feature.

Short Film Production

Ujbaz Izbeneki Has Lost His Soul
Ko Lik Films Ltd
£1,969
National Lottery
Ko Lik Films Ltd, an award-winning stopmotion animation studio based in Scotland, has received supplementary funding to support production of this animated comedy short by Neil Jack. The award contributed to a 35mm print of the film primarily for use at The Animation Show of Shows.

Markets and Festivals

Sheffield Doc/Fest and Meet-Market Attendance (7-11 Nov 2007)
Media Co-op
£848.10
National Lottery
Media Co-op received funding to pitch their documentary co-production Red Oil at Sheffield Doc/Fest Meet Market, at one-to-one meetings with potential financiers from Europe, USA and Australia.

World Congress of Science & Factual Producers Attendance (26-29 Nov 2007)
Caledonia TV
£1,232.44
National Lottery
Caledonia TV has benefited from regular attendance at the World Congress of History and Science programming (2002-2006), developing the company’s links with broadcasters and co-producers from all over the world and increasing its international business, as well as exploring co-production opportunities for UK productions.

OCTOBER 2007

Content Development

Blood Makes Noise
Black Camel Pictures Ltd
£15,273
National Lottery
Black Camel Pictures is a Glasgow-based feature film production company run by producers Arabella Page-Croft and Kieran Parker, along with writer/director Steve Barker. Blood Makes Noise concentrates on a ruthless, brutal and corrupt policeman in a decaying modern city. When he is infected by a group of vampires, he is forced to embark on a journey of revenge and redemption to protect his daughter.

Audience Development

Kingussie Food On Film Festival (1-3 Feb 2008)
The Auld Alliance Gourmet Academy
£2,600
National Lottery
Kingussie Food On Film Festival featured a mixture of Scottish and international films, documentaries and short films on food related themes, with cookery demonstrations, a food hall and music.

Markets and Festivals

International Chicago Film Festival Attendance (4-17 Oct 2007)
Graham Drysdale
£436.86
National Lottery
Graham Drysdale’s Stuck, a short drama shot in an Edinburgh High School, was one of the only 15 International Short Dramas selected to screen at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival. Funding was given to enable the director to attend the festival, where Stuck won the Silver Hugo at Chicago.

SEPTEMBER 2007

Content Development

The Stornoway Way
Move on Up Ltd
£3,900
National Lottery
Move on Up Ltd was given funding to develop the content of their new film The Stornoway Way, which is based on Kevin McNeill’s hugely successful cult novel about R Stornoway, a drink-addled misfit from the Isle of Lewis, a life not in the back of beyond, but in the very heart of beyond.

Short Film Production

Re:Wind (previously Love Me)
55 Degrees Ltd
£44,788
National Lottery
Love Me is a short film about a relationship between two German lovers, who live in Scotland together, but have moved apart emotionally. Anna is haunted by a tragic event in their past and struggles to move on. This short film explores how memory can stand between us and how sometimes we can only hang on to the imprints we leave on each other's lives. 55 Degrees was awarded funding for the production of the short which should appeal to a broad market and has the potential to be enjoyed by audiences long after production.

New Talent Development Initiative

GMAC Shorts 2007
GMAC
£75,000
National Lottery
GMAC Shorts is an innovative talent development initiative that identifies, nurtures and develops new and emerging talent from across the country for the Scottish screen industries.

Festivals

Discovery International Film Festival (Oct 2007)
Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)
£12,000
National Lottery
Discovery Film Festival is Scotland’s celebration of the world of screen media for children and young people. The annual festival at Dundee Contemporary Arts received funding to support its continued work to provide a platform that showcases the best of children’s media from across the globe.

Duseri Dharkan - Pakistani Film, Media & Arts Festival (2-10 Nov 2007)
Heer Productions Ltd
£5,000
National Lottery
Duseri Dharkan (Second Heartbeat) Pakistani Film, Media & Arts Festival in Glasgow received funding to facilitate its development. The festival took place in November 2007 and screened films made by the Pakistani filmmakers and South Asian diaspora in Pakistan, Scotland and UK.

Audience Development

Tsai Ming-Liang Retrospective
Filmhouse Ltd
£1,200
National Lottery
Edinburgh cinema Filmhouse received a grant to help organise a mini retrospective of leading international filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang. Event included a personal appearance by Tsai Ming-Liang

Markets and Festivals

International Festivals de Cine de Morelia Attendance
Lansdowne Productions
£887.60
National Lottery
Award-winning director/producer Nick Higgins was granted funding to attend the South American premiere of his first feature documentary A Massacre Foretold at the 5th edition of the International Festival de Cine de Morelia in Mexico. The festival was an invaluable opportunity for Nick Higgins and Lansdowne Productions to meet American and Mexican broadcasters, US festival directors and programmers as well as US distributors, thus raising expectations for TV sales and theatrical releases.

Supplementary Funding

Trouble Sleeping
Makar Productions Ltd
£6,250
National Lottery
A powerful drama based on real experiences - a group of refugees in Edinburgh do what they must to survive. Despite the watchful eye of the security services they have found a way to get on - but Ahmed's arrival changes everything forever. Ahmed's believes in truth - a belief forged under torture - he now seeks asylum but the courts don't believe him. His quest for proof brings him to Halla. She shares his past and a secret that will destroy the people they both love. When the truth has sustained you, can you ever afford to let it go?


AUGUST 2007

Content Development

Crying with Laughter
Synchronicity Films Ltd
£2,000
National Lottery
Synchronicity Films Ltd received funding to develop the content of their feature Crying With Laughter. The film is a black comedy about two men who, after 30 years apart, meet up and deal with a childhood incident that one of them cannot remember, but the other one cannot forget.

Balancing On The Edge of The World
Big Box Network Ltd
£4,250
National Lottery
Balancing On The Edge of The World is a feature film that develops three central characters to a climactic conclusion. Entwined with the character development will be North Highland landscape, events, history and attitudes of the day.

Future for Sale
Scottish Documentary Institute
£11,250
National Lottery
Scottish Documentary Institute was given funding to develop the feature documentary Future For Sale (working title), a story about a young woman living in Scotland on a journey for a brighter future, inspired by the visions of a futurist and his friends to create a world without money.

Festivals

Cowalfest
FILM2007 (5-14 Oct 2007)
Cowal Walking Festival
£3,060
National Lottery
Cowal Walking Festival was granted funding to develop the film strand of the festival. CowalfestFILM brings a special interest programme to rural audiences, promoting Scottish film history and showing film relating to rural and environmental issues. Featured for Highland 2007 was work of Alexander Mackendrick.

Distribution

Calum Noah
Am Bocsa Ltd
£1,270
National Lottery
Calum Noah is a five-minute short family animation in 2D, which had its first screening at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007. A long-lost tall tale from the Isle of Skye, tracing the origins of the Scottish highland sword dance all the way back to Noah's Ark.

Markets and Festivals

Strategic Partners Attendance (14-15 Sept 2007)
Synchronicity Films Ltd
£1,098
National Lottery
Attendance at the market will enable Synchronicity Films to strengthen existing relationships and forge new ones with key Canadian and French producers and funder.

Strategic Partners  Attendance (14-16 Sept 2007)

Brocken Spectre Ltd
£1,500
National Lottery
David Smith of Brocken Spectre Ltd received funding to promote the company's future projects at Toronto International Film Festival and the Strategic Partners Co-production market in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Strategic Partners Attendance (14-16 Sept 2007)
La Belle Allee Productions Ltd
£790
National Lottery
Karen Smyth of La Belle Allee Productions was invited to attend Strategic Partners, a co-production forum in Halifax, Canada and received funding from Scottish Screen to enable her to promote her company and its projects.

Strategic Partners Attendance (14-16 Sept 2007)
Makar Productions
£1,042.50
National Lottery
Eddie Dick took two feature film projects to the Strategic Partners conference: All Summer I Thought of You and Passing Strangers. As well as seeking interest in these productions, he was interested in seeking out new co-production opportunities. The funding he received will enable him to promote both projects.

Strategic Partners
Pure Magic Films
£1,221.22
National Lottery
Pure Magic Films Ltd presented several projects including Moon Over Markham, I’m a Gamer Too! and Head Case, for co-production and financing.

MIPCom 2007 Attendance
MNE Media
£1023.85
National Lottery

MIPCOM is the global content event for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content accross all platforms. It provides the key decision makers in the TV, film, digital and ausiovisual content, production and distribution industry with the only market conference and networking forum to discover future trends and trade content rights on a global level.

Palm Springs Shortfest Attendance (23-29 Aug 2007)
La Belle Allee
£1,035
National Lottery
When three generations of a family get together to build a stone bench, the son gently chides his father for exaggerating events from the past, unaware that this lasting monument is an old man’s testament to the beauty and craftsmanship of a bygone era. Funding was provided to present Stone at Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007.

JULY 2007

Content Production

Clive Barker's Book of Blood
Matador Pictures LLP
£500,000
National Lottery
Matatdor Pictures LLP received funding for the production of the feature Clive Barker's Book of Blood, which shot in Edinburgh. It centes on student Simon, whose skin begins weeping tales of death and torture. Paranormal investigator Mary believes Simon is the intersection for the dead and, as an imaginary affair ensues, she has to question what is reality and what is nightmare.

Content Development

The Bonga Bongas
The Bonga Bonga Company
£10,000
National Lottery
The Bonga Bongas is a children’s animation series set on Bonga Islands, a lush paradise where recycling is the order of the day and everything exists in perfect harmony - that is until the main characters set out on another adventure.

New Talent Development Initiative

PILOT 4Talent Scotland £75,000
National Lottery
4Talent Scotland received support to run PILOT, an opportunity for drama screenwriters to win the chance to have their work produced and screened on Channel 4. 12 writers were finally selected to be hot-housed in one of three Scottish independent production companies. After eight weeks of paid training, they pitched to a selection panel that chose one idea from each production team. These three creative partnerships were then invited to pitch for a £90,000 Channel 4 commission to produce a pilot episode of their drama series, including a fee for the winning writer to complete a final draft script.

Bridging the Gap 5
Scottish Documentary Institute
£74,950
National Lottery
Bridging The Gap is the only short documentary scheme for cinema in the UK. It is an open competition for seven film makers to produce a 10 minute film in a creative and experimental environment. The filmmakers are trained to explore the creative use of digital technology, pushing the boundaries of short documentaries for cinema.

Audience Development

Dance on Film Season 2007
Dance Base
£7,700
National Lottery
This is a week of events celebrating dance in film involving screenings, lectures and dance workshops and is a joint collaboration between Dance Base and Filmhouse.

Distribution

True North Distribution
Cinefile
£8,607
National Lottery
The crew of a bankrupt Scottish trawler try to smuggle Chinese immigrants over the stormy waters of the North Sea. This funding was awarded to aid in the distribution of this feature film.

Markets and Festivals

BritDoc Attendance (25-27 July 2007)
Basil Kahlil
£350
National Lottery
A Chinese Case, is a creative documentary film set in Israel and China following the return of a long lost suitcase to its rightful owner back in China, while observing the vast changes that happened to the country over the last decade and how the people of China have adapted to it. The funding allowed the filmmaker to take this film to BritDoc in Oxford.

JUNE 2007

Content Production

Summer
Sixteen Films
£95,000
National Lottery
Sixteen Films received funding for production of a feature film Summer. Summer is the story of an ordinary hero, Shaun, a man who struggles against the odds to do the right thing, a bright, honourable man, capable of intense love and loyalty, who has been damaged by a relentless experience of failure. Over the film he finds redemption in laying his past to rest as he confronts his role within it. A lead Scottish character means the project will be culturally relevant to Scottish audiences and will involve the use of Scottish post-production facilities.

Content Development

Flip
Catherine Bailey Ltd
£1,000
National Lottery
Two children from different communities in Easterhouse find themselves, literally, turned upside down. Strangely, their world feels more comprehensive from this angle. A magic realist story about alienation and love. The funding was given to Catherine Bailey Ltd to shoot some live footage of the Protestant Orange Order marches in Glasgow for use in a feature film due to be shot later this year.

Artists Film and Video 2007
Scottish Arts Council
£25,000
National Lottery
The Artists Film and Video Fund is a project jointly run by the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen. It makes awards available to support innovative and experimental work by visual artists using film and video.

Business Development Loan

Business Development
Savalas Ltd
£67,500 (over two years)
National Lottery
The project will be to define and implement a targeted marketing strategy by employing the skills of a marketing specialist with industry experience for two years with the goal of doubling turnover over three years.

Business Development
Synchronicity Films Ltd
£40,000 (over one year)
National Lottery
Synchronicity's Company Development Project will help enable the company to move forward to the next stage of a three/four year plan.

Head of Factual Programmes
Caledonia TV Productions
£75,000 (over two years)
National Lottery
Caledonia TV hired an experienced Factual Executive Producer with a proven sucessful track record as Head of Factual Programming, alongside a dedicated Development Researcher, to increase Network Commissions and grow the business exponentially.

Hopscotch Films
Hopscotch Films Ltd
£40,00 (over one year)
National Lottery
Hopscotch Films are seeking to build on their past sucess by ensuring funding for television development in both factual and drama over the next two years.

Audience Development

This Time, This Place (12 Sept 2007)
Resolis Community Arts
£4,000
National Lottery
The event, This Time, This Place, is a celebration of film and the 25th anniversary of Another Time, Another Place, a film by Michael Radford on the Black Isle in September 2007.

Markets and Festivals

b.Tween 07 Attendance (14-15 June 2007)
MNE Media Ltd
£250
National Lottery
b.Tween is the UK's biggest annual interactive media industry gathering. It is designed to inform and inspire leaders of companies that exploit digital technologies in innovative ways. The funding was awrded to help MNE Media attend.

b.Tween 07 Attendance (14-15 June 2007)
Tern Television
£250
National Lottery
Tern Digital is Tern TV's newly created multi-platform and new media content creation arm. Tern Television received funding to attend b.Tween in order to promote Term Digital.

b.tween 07 Attendance (14-15 June)
Showstreams Productions
£250
National Lottery
Nexuslive is an interactive music-based web tv show broadcast live from Edinburgh every week. Showstreams Productions received funding to attend b.Tween in order to promote their show.

Supplementary Funding

Seachd - The Inaccessible Pinnacle
Young Films Ltd
£9,975
National Lottery
Young Films Ltd received Supplementary Funding to support sales and distribution for the Gaelic feature film Seachd - The Inaccessible Pinnacle during the period January 2007 - January 2008. In pursuing theatrical, video and televisions distribution worldwide, the film will be screened at festivals in Europe and the Americas to potential sales agents and distributors

MAY 2007

Content Development

Beast
Iris Pictures
£14,700
National Lottery
Feature film, Beast is the story of a fostered teenage boy with a troubled past, an uncertain future and a thirteen-foot crocodile about to break free from a rusting cage.

Ask the Cosmos
London Pictures
£6,480
National Lottery
The feature film Ask the Cosmos is an innovative Scottish horror story. This funding was awrded to London Pictures to develop a first draft.

White Fang
Synchronicity Films Ltd
£24,768
National Lottery
White Fang is a children's feature combining live action and photos animation. It is a coming of age story about a troubled teenager and his wild wolf dog counterpart, both tortured loners whose paths must cross before they can release their demons and fulfil their desires.

The Ordinary
Sigma Films
£18,765
National Lottery
The Ordinary is a feature film in development by Sigma Films. Following the sudden death of the Vatican's chief exorcist, Father McCartney must investigate a famous nun who claims that the devil is coming to Rome. So what is he scared of?

Family Planning
Muckle Hen Productions
£10,190
National Lottery
The full-length feature, Family Planning, is a comedy about kebabs and condoms; Yasmin loves Stelios, but he is Greek and she's Turkish, and their mothers hate each other. What better foundation for a family restaurant?

Swung
Sigma Films
£20,000
National Lottery
It started as a joke, looking at swinging sites online, telling each other erotic fantasies. But gradually the fantasy becomes real and David and Alice find themselves testing the limits of their love as they are thrust into the heart of the Scottish swinging scene. This funding was awarded to adapt a feature film from Ewan Morrison's debut novel.

Toy Soldiers
Bard Entertainments Ltd
£3,000
National Lottery
Bard Entertainments Ltd received funding to develop a first draft screenplay based on screenwriter Stephen Thompson's first novel, Toy Soldiers, the semi-autobiographical story of a teenage drug dealer in the 1980s.

Audience Development

Africa in Motion (25 Oct - 4 Nov 2007)
Stop and Stir Arts
£8,000
National Lottery
Africa in Motion is an Edinburgh/African  taking place in October 2007 at Filmhouse in Edinburgh - consisting of screenings accompanied by a diverse range of complementary extras.

Pilot Fund

Child of Air
Makar Productions
£20,000
National Lottery
Child of Air is a haunting story of love, betrayal and the dangerous, lingering taste of guilt. Makar Productions received funding to develop a pilot for a feature.

Future Fund

Slabovia.tv
Tern Television
£25,000
National Lottery
This funding was given in order to develop an idiosyncratic online TV network, Slabovia State Television (Slabovia.tv) which targets 14-19 years olds with content that combines comedy, entertainment and education.

Festivals

Document 5
Document  International Human Rights Festival £5,600
National Lottery
Document 5 Film Festival was another outstanding programme of international documentaries, tackling human rights issues with both a local and global appeal.

Small Islands Film Festival (15-17 June 2007)
Small Islands Film Trust
£5,500
National Lottery
Feis Film nan Eileen Beaga, the inaugural Small Islands Film Festival, Eriskay, Outer Hebridies was a film festival exclusively devoted to films relating to small island communities.

Markets and Festivals

Cannes International Film Festival Attendance (16-27 May 2007)
Sigma Films
£1,500
National Lottery
The Sigma team attended Cannes International Film Festival to promote Sigma Films, represent David Mackenzie's Hallam Foe and to garner interest in their next feature project.

Cannes International Film Festival Attendance (16-27 May 2007)
Sgiandubh Production Ltd
£1,500
National Lottery
This funding was awarded to enable Sgiandubh Productions Ltd to obtain distribution and finance for a number of projects that the company has in its slate. Four members of the company attended Cannes International Film Festival and met with key distributiors and studios.

Cannes International Film Festival Attendance (16-27 May 2007)
Synchronicity Films Ltd
£1,500
National Lottery
This funding was awarded to enable Synchronicity Films Ltd to attend at Cannes Film Festival to promote the family feature film, Brotherhood of the Book, with a view to securing production funding.

Cannes International Film Festival Attendance (16-27 May 2007)
Ko Lik Films
£1,500
National Lottery
This funding was awarded to enable Ko Lik Films to attend the Cannes Film Festival in order to seek co-production partners, extend international contacts and develop their existing relationship with distributors and sales agents.

Cannes International Film Festival Attendance (16-27 May 2007)
Brocken Spectre
£278
National Lottery
This funding was awarded to Brocken Spectre to attend Cannes Film Festival for meetings about the projects White Male Heart, Heritage and Two For Joy as well as investigating co-production opportunities.

Cannes International Film Festival Attendance (16-27 May 2007)
Saltire Film and TV Productions
£818
National Lottery
This funded was awarded to Saltire Film and TV Productions who will be discussing current projects The Cone Gatherers and The Lantern Bearers at Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes International Films Festival Attendance (16-27 May 2007)
TVP Productions
£1,500
National Lottery
Forgotten Souls is the story of Janek Kowalski, a survivor of the Holocaust who re-settles in Scotland from Poland. The short film was invited to the Short Film Festival as part of Cannes Film Festival. The funding allowed representatives to attend.

Catalonia International Environmental Film Festival Attendance (June 2007)
Jan Nimmo
£300
National Lottery
Jan Nimmo's documentary Pura Vida?, about the social and environmental impact of agrochemicals in Costa Rica, was selected to be shown at FICMAC (14th International Enviromental Film Festival of Catalonia) and she was granted funding to attend the festival.

APRIL 2007

Content Development

Tokushika
Elemental Films
£4,500
National Lottery
Tokshika is a feature set on the Antrim Riviera. It is a black comedy of slacker heroism. With dreams of glory, a disillusioned hotel worker and an oafish taxi driver re-commission a forgotten arms dump.

Outcast
Fantastic Films
£5,000
National Lottery
A feature film where a young woman tries to protect her child from his dangerous father in this mythical horror but all is not what it seems.

Future Fund

Bounci TV
MNE Television
£24,000
National Lottery
The creation of Bounci.tv, a unique user generated platform which will engage and entertain users in a social networking environment.

Markets and Festivals

Hot Docs Attendance (19-29 April 2007)
Hazel Bailey
£974
National Lottery
The director/editor of The Truth About Tooth travelled to Toronto to attend the film’s screening at the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival in April to promote the film.

Short Film Production

Banda Europa
Autonomi Ltd
£2,000
National Lottery
Short film, Banda Europa follows Jim Sutherland's challenge where 35 incredible musicians from all over Europe team up to create Banda Europa. They met for the first time at the end of April 2007. After only four days of rehersals the climax is performing in Newcastle and at Falkirk Festival.

MARCH 2007

Content Production


Stone of Destiny
The Mob Film Company
£500,000
National Lottery Funding
The feature film Stone of Destiny tells the story of how on Christmas day 1950, a group of four Scottish students took the Coronation Stone from Westminster Abbey before returning it to Scotland.

Business Development
MNE Television
£40,000 (over two years)
National Lottery
Scottish Screen's Business Development loan will allow MNE to build a robust business strategy that draws on the company's strength in Gaelic language programmes. It will also help in developing their network presence in English language production and their expertise to operate in a multi-platform environment.

Business Development
Slate North
£12,500 (over two years)
National Lottery
Investment from Scottish Screen will allow Slate North to retain a legal and business affairs consultant who can manage the day-to-day legal and business matters as well as establish long-term goals concerning company structure and reinvestment plans, to ensure that Slate North is a sustainable company and to underpin our company development and expansion plans.

Business Development
La Belle Allee Productions Ltd
£19,810 (over one year)
National Lottery
There are three main areas that will benefit from business development investment. Resourcing, staffing, training and talent scouting, Company Development and Investment. These core elements are crucial to three aspects of a sustainable enterprise-company development, project development and execution and market intelligence.

Content Development

Me & Ma Gal
Slate North
£50,000 (over two years)
National Lottery
Feature film featuring an epic day in the life journey for boyhood friends Derrick and Gal begins as a lighthearted romp, but the adult world is encroaching and they enter a heart of darkness, which shatters fragile childhood innocence and changes their lives forever.

New Talent Development Initiative

Trouble Sleeping Theatre Workshop £75,000
National Lottery
A feature length drama telling the story of refugees in Edinburgh, whose humour and wit are the only weapons in a hostile world determined to send them home. Produced by Theatre Workshop and Makar Productions with an innovative training and mentoring initiative supported by Scottish Screen Academy creating pathways for people from under represented communities into the industry.

Education Development

Moving Image Education Angus Council £50,000
National Lottery
MIE Roll-out Phase 1- to all schools in Arbroath (North) and Montrose: Continuing Professional Development opportunities for staff and work with P7 pupils and S1 pupils (2007/08).

MIE - The Reality of Animation South Lanarkshire Education Resource £40,000
National Lottery
Pupils have the opportunity to explore the impact of animation through watching, discussing and recording their conclusions followed by the opportunities to animate their own work.

Digital Access Fund

GMAC 2nd Unit GMAC £20,000
Grant in Aid
GMAC's 2nd Unit will produce two more innovative projects in 2007. One a conservation and integration project developing the practical skills of both Scottish people and members of our refugee communities, the other a short film project with Sound of Progress, empowering people with disabilities to use digital video as a tool for communication.

On the Move
The Lighthouse
£18,000
Grant in Aid
The Lighthouse will deploy Moving Image Education to young people who are not in education, employment or training. The scheme will use creative engagement processes for the creation of new content.

Markets and Festivals

Cartoon on the Bay Attendance (19-22 April 2007) Red Kite Animation £1,030
National Lottery
The Imp has been nominated for a Pulcinella Award 2007 at Cartoons on the Bay in Italy. Red Kite took three people to the festival to attend the awards ceremony and several industry meetings.

FEBRUARY 2007

Content Production

Doomsday Hadrian Productions £300,000
National Lottery
In Neil Marshall's futuristic thriller, Doomsday, an elite group of specialists is dispatched into long-quarantined Scotland to retreive a cure for a lethal virus by any means necessary.

Audience Development

Kill Your Timid Notion (12-15 April 2007)
Arika £4,500
National Lottery
Kill Your Timid Notion is a festival of experimental film, moving image, music and art, combining all four to explore the border territories between image and sound.

JANUARY 2007

Short Film Production

Dog Altogether Sigma Films £35,000
National Lottery
Dog Altogether is a visceral short film which will be the first project for Paddy Considine in the role of writer/director. It is set in Scotland and filmed in Glasgow.

Markets and Festivals

Sundance Attendance (18-28 Jan 2007) Sigma Films £937.50
National Lottery
Trout was completed in summer 2006 and since its premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival in August 2006 has been submitted to a number of festivals world wide. Sundance will be the film's North American premiere. Trout will screen five times during the two weeks, each time before Red Road.

Berlin International Film Festival Attendance (8-18 Feb 2007) Matt Pinder £1,500
National Lottery
Snakebite was recently selected for competition at the Berlin International Film Festival and money awarded will be used to cover the cost of striking a first film print to enable it to play at the festival.


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