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Investments 2009

Here are listings of all investments made by Scottish Screen in 2009.

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 2009 

Digital Media IP Fund       

Landshare Keo North Ltd
£280,000
Grant in Aid
Landshare is a digital media initiative that principally connects people who want to grow fruit and veg in a space where they can grow it.

Talent Development Fund   

Starting Block Diversity Films Ltd
£75,000
National Lottery
Starting Block is a nationwide training and mentoring scheme aimed at entry level filmmakers in excluded communities enabling them to develop and produce content based on the theme of diversity.

NOVEMBER 2009 

Audience Development Fund    

Kill Your Timid Notion Arika Ltd 
£15,000
National Lottery
Kill Your Timid Notion is a leading international festival exploring the nexus of experimental approaches to moving image, sound and art via screenings, performances, installation and a broad range of engagement activities.
Middle Eastern Film Festival Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace
£7,710
National Lottery
Middle Eastern Film Festival was awarded funding to deliver a programme of Middle Eastern cinema with particular focus on Egyptian cinema as part of the wider 2010 Middle East Festival.

Content Development Fund   

A Gravedigger's Tale 
Makar Productions Ltd
£3,608
National Lottery
The arrival of a young girl makes love blossom in a lost, stony and indifferent heart.
Yinka and Dinka's House of Hoax 
Sinner Films Ltd
£18,750
National Lottery
A comedy about eight contestants battling for the chance to be the biggest hoax show host on the planet.
War and Football 
Autonomi Ltd
£24,999
National Lottery
War and Football, a feature documentary, is a story about landmine conflict, friendship and the power of the peoples' game to save lives.

Content Production Fund    

Lemon Custard vs Ink Digital Ink Digital Ltd
£49,585
National Lottery
An animated short film consisting of four segments, written by a collection of comedians, including Frankie Boyle and Jim Muir, Stewart Francis, Emma Lennox and Will Andrews.

Digital Media IP Fund   

You Booze You Looze Digital Goldfish Ltd
£8,250
Grant In Aid
Supplementary award to support the development and marketing of iPhone application game.
My Police My Police
£35,850
Grant In Aid
My Police is an online feedback tool that fosters constructive and collaborative feedback from the public about the police forces that serve them.

Opportunities Fund   

Alasdair Gray: A Life in Pictures 
Hopscotch Films Ltd 
£885
National Lottery
Hopscotch Films was awarded funding to attend Meet Market at Sheffield Doc/Fest to engage with potential funders for feature documentary, Alasdair Gray: A Life in Pictures. The film is a portrait of Scotland's greatest living writer filmed over the past ten years as he enjoys a late blossoming of his fortunes and critical success. 
Encounters Film Festival Sam Firth £287
National Lottery
Sam Firth was given funding to attend the Encounters Film Festival where her short film ID was selected for official competition in the festival and in the Depict strand.  
Encounters Film Festival Julia McLean 
£299
National Lottery
Julia McLean was awarded funding to attend Encounters Film Festival in Bristol where her short animation, The Finger Trap, was in competition. 
Encounters Film Festival Digicult Ltd £1,102
National Lottery
Funding was awarded to Scottish Digital Shorts 2009 Filmmakers and Digicult's Ciara Barry to attend Encounters Film Festival from 17-21 November 2009.
Kling Klang Synchronicity Films Ltd £340
National Lottery
Synchronicity Films was awarded funding to attend MeetMarket at Sheffield Doc/Fest to engage with potential funders for feature music documentary Kling Klang
Motion/Static & Shutdown at IDFA Attendance Accidental Media (UK) Ltd £1,500
National Lottery
Funding was awarded to attend the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2009, with two films in competition for Short Documentary, they are Peter Gerard's Motion Static and Adam Stafford's The Shutdown.

Talent Development Fund   

Rotterdam Lab Cinemart
£4,801
Grant In Aid
Funding was awarded to enable emerging producers to attend Rotterdam Lab.

OCTOBER 2009 

Audience Development Fund    

The Magic Lantern The Magic Lantern 
£15,050
National Lottery
The Magic Lantern was awarded funding to continue to exhibit the very best in Scottish short films, whilst working with a range of like-minded partner organisations and to continue presenting thematic programmes and retrospectives, as well as curating the shorts weekend at Glasgow Film Festival in 2010. 
Document 7 Document Festival
£6,000
National Lottery
Document 7 Festival was awarded funding to screen over 60 outstanding national and international documentaries dealing with human rights issues bringing people from the widest possible demographic to a unique and vibrant event.

 Content Development

Dirt Road to Lafayette Matador Pictures LLP
£16,285
National Lottery
Matador Pictures was awarded funding to develop Dirt Road to Lafayette. A coming-of-age father and son road movie and examination of what it means to be Scottish, told through the prism of Scottish diaspora in America.

 Content Production Short Films

Believe Young Films Ltd 
£450
National Lottery
Young Films Ltd was awarded supplementary funding to create a subtitled show print of their short film Believe for international film festivals. 

Express Film Fund

(My Year of Living Dangerously) now known as The Edge of Dreaming Amy Hardie Productions Ltd
£50,000
National Lottery
A feature documentary by Amy Hardie, where a vivid dream of her own death faces the filmmaker - a happy and fulfilled mother of three - into reluctantly confronting her own mortality.

Opportunities Fund   

The Dead Outside
Mothcatcher Productions Ltd
£292
National Lottery
Mothcatcher Productions was awarded funding to attend the screening of The Dead Outside at the 10th annual Utopiales International Festival of Science Fiction in Nantes, France, one of the world's leading cross media festivals of all things science fiction.
Screen International Film Summit 
Sigma Films Ltd 
£368
National Lottery
Anna Duffield was awarded funding to attend the Screen International's Film Summit in October 2009. 
Sheffield Doc Fest & Meet Market True TV & Film Ltd £517
National Lottery
Barbara Orton was awarded funding to attend Sheffield Doc/Fest to progress her company's projects, especially the new I Nearly Died Laughing TV series. 
Sheffield Doc Fest Scottish Documentary Institute 
£1,500
National Lottery
Scottish Documentary Institute was awarded funding to attend Sheffield Doc/Fest to represent Scottish documentary and the Institute.  SDI hosted a Scottish breakfast event as well as representing the work of Scottish filmmakers. 
Sheffield Doc Fest & Meet Market Autonomi Ltd £356
National Lottery
Autonomi Ltd's director and producer were awarded funding to attend Sheffield Doc/Fest Meetmarket 2009 to meet several broadcasters to discuss Autonomi's work-in-progress, War and Football, and other projects on their slate. 
Venus As A Boy - Rome Film Festival Morag McKinnon 
£375
National Lottery
Morag McKinnon was awarded funding to attend the New Cinema Network Production Market at Roma International Film Festival with feature film project Venus As A Boy

 Talent Development Fund     

Scottish Digital Shorts 2010 Digicult Ltd
£75,000
National Lottery
DigiCult will run the digital filmmaking initiative Scottish Digital Shorts for a second year. With an open call for submissions, SDS 2010 will bring together 12 new and emerging writer/directors to form a talent pool from which four short form projects will be commissioned for production and delivery in 2010.
ACE 19 Training Session ACE
£7,500
National Lottery
ACE is an existing training programme that offers a tailor-made training and networking programme for 16 European producers over 14 months with an individual monitoring of their project in development and of their business plans and access to a network of 140 European producers and co-production meetings and seminars on hot topics.

SEPTEMBER 2009 

Audience Development Fund    

Diversions: A Festival of Experimental Film & Video Edinburgh University Dept of Film/National Galleries of Scotland 
£7,155
National Lottery
Diversions is a short film festival of experimental film held in Edinburgh, including a study day on the subject of Film as Art, in partnership with the National Galleries of Scotland.
Cruel Weather: Recent Film/Video from the Arab Middle East Peacock Visual Arts 
£6,085
National Lottery
Cruel Weather showcases recent film from the Arab Middle East in a series of screenings, panel discussions and two workshops for young people led by two filmmakers from the region.  A complimentary exhibition will be held at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen. Identities in Motion is a series of works by Ayah Bdeir that look to contemporise images of Arab identity, reinterpreting often archaic, frozen and homogenous imagery. 
Birds Eye View Glasgow Programme Birds Eye View 
£5,000
National Lottery
Birds Eye View was awarded funding for a season of unique screenings, panel discussions, live musical performances to classic silent films and training opportunities that celebrate women filmmakers, support Scottish talent and create a forum for discussion and networking. 
French Film Festival  French Film Festival Ltd £5,000
National Lottery
The French Film Festival UK has for nearly two decades been the only festival dedicated to French Cinema in Scotland. It achieves its aim by screening new French films in local cinemas and enhances the festival's impact by inviting film professionals from France to meet the general public.  

Content Development Fund    

The Boy from Georgia Media Co-Op Ltd
£8,651
National Lottery
Funds were awarded to further develop the international co-production The Boy from Georgia, a creative feature length documentary intended for international markets. The film is based on an emotional human journey, filmed in Scotland and the Republic of Georgia, that investigates the 'charitable impulse'. 
Jimmy Buddha Parallax East Ltd
£4,000
National Lottery
A screenplay adaptation of the Scottish novel Buddha Da by Anne Donovan.
The Secret Nazi History of Coca Cola True TV & Film Ltd
£12,981
National Lottery
A feature documentary that tells the story of the controversial role the Coca Cola company played during the second World War.

Content Development Fund    

Laid Off Wilder Films Ltd
£215,000
National Lottery
When newly deceased Martin loses an errant soul he is forced to travel out to the hinderlands to track him down. Teamed up with annoying bag of energy Rash, Martin finds himself forced to slowly come to terms with his (non) existence and realise what is really of value to him.

Content Production Fund   

Donkeys Rounding Up Donkeys Ltd
£45,000
National Lottery
Donkeys is Morag McKinnon’s debut feature film. It is the second film in the Advance Party trilogy, Andrea Arnold’s ‘Red Road’ was the first.

Content Production Fund (Short Film)   

Bonding Cask Productions Ltd
£10,000
National Lottery
In a misguided attempt to bond with his son, a recently retired father plans a disastrous camping trip in the harsh Scottish Highlands.
The Irish Dancing World Championships 2010 Wellpark Scotland Ltd
£100,000
National Lottery
A feature-length documentary taking us into the wonderful, and little known, world of Irish dancing as over four thousand dancers from all around the world descend on Glasgow in April 2010 for the 40th anniversary of the Irish Dancing World Championships.

Digital Media IP Fund

Being Victor
Shed Media Scotland Ltd
£250,000
Grant in Aid
Being Victor is an interactive drama project with the purpose to engage and give voice to 15-22 year olds dealing with issues affecting their lives. Frank, funny and populated by characters they can relate to.

Opportunities Fund   

Colin & Cumberland at Cartoon Forum Axis Animation Ltd £1,500
National Lottery
After successfully presenting children's TV show Colin & Cumberland at the Cartoon Forum in Germany last year, Axis Animation was awarded funding to take the project to Ludwisgburg Lounge at Cartoon Forum 2009 to secure the remaining funds for production.  
Market Visit to MIPcom 2009 Visible Ink TV Ltd £1,500
National Lottery
The newly enhanced development team at Visible Ink TV were awarded funding to renew, explore and discuss their co-development and co-production potential and partnerships with existing foreign production companies, and to network with broadcasters and distributors worldwide.  
Reykjavik Talent Campus and Nordic Panorama Imagine Pictures Ltd £1,285.50
National Lottery
Adrian McDowell and Finlay Pretsell were selected to attend the Talent Campus of Reykjavik International Film Festival.  A programme packed with workshops, films and master classes, to further their careers as filmmakers. 

Short Film Production   

Villa Rose Hopscotch Films Ltd £50,000
National Lottery
A short live action film based on the graphic short story My Hitler by Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

Talent Development Fund (Career Development Programme)   

Entertainment Master Class Entertainment Master Class £15,000
National Lottery
Module 4 Reality, Documentary and Factual Entertainment Formats, is the fourth of four modules of the Entertainment Master Class, the Format Academy for Entertainment Television. Funding was awarded for three applicants who will attend the EMC Module in Norwich.

AUGUST 2009 

Audience Development Fund    

Africa in Motion Stop & Stir Arts Ltd 
£17,000
National Lottery
Africa in Motion (AiM) is an Edinburgh based African film festival which will take place in October 2009 at the Filmhouse and other venues. AiM consists of screenings of African films accompanied by a diverse range of contemporary events.

 Content Development Fund    

Ask the Cosmos London Pictures Ltd
£6,000
National Lottery
A screenplay development of a psychological romantic drama.
Breathing Scottish Documentary Institute/104 Films Ltd 
£24,000
National Lottery
Breathing is a documentary which uses fictional elements to tell the story of a man's heroic struggle with motor neuron disease and his urge to communicate about it before he died. 
Little Dog Boy Broken Spectre Ltd
£8,220
National Lottery
Development finance was awarded for a live-action feature film by Henry Coombes about the life of the painter Landseer.
Remembrance Cact Films Ltd
£25,000
National Lottery
Development finance was awarded for a live-action, dark contemporary thriller set in a world of genocide survivors. After the tragic death of a friend, Rwandan genocide survivor Jan Bethany-Wight is forced to confront her traumatic past. As long suppressed memories bubble to the surface, they threaten to unravel the new life she has carefully constructed for herself.
Seed Funding Sabotage Productions Ltd
£10,000
National Lottery
Slate of TV and film ideas at 'seed' stage.

 Content Production Fund    

The Nurture Room True Vision North Ltd
£30,000
National Lottery
The Nurture Room is a bridge between home and school; a safe place where troubled young children can be themselves and be supported. This feature length documentary spends a year inside the Nurture Rooms of three inner city Glaswegian primary schools.

Digital Media IP Fund   

Blipfoto Ltd Joe Tree
£20,000
Grant in Aid
Blipfoto is a unique Scottish online platform which allows anyone to set up and maintain a free photographic journal, limited to one photo a day.

 Market Development Fund    

Running in Traffic Dabhand Films Ltd 
£4,780.56
National Lottery
Exploitation funding was awarded to Dabhand Films Ltd in order to generate promotional material including HD cam tapes and DVDs as well as to organise an industry screening of Running in Traffic in London and to submit applications to key film festivals. 

Opportunities Fund   

Arctic Ring Cartoon Forum Attendance 2009 
West Highland Animation 
£1,356
National Lottery
West Highland Animation was granted funding to attend the Arctic Ring Cartoon Forum. 
Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 2009 
Media Co-op Ltd £470
National Lottery
Media Co-op Ltd was granted funding to participate in the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries where they were invited to pitch their documentary, The Boy from Georgia
Toronto International Film Festival & Talent Lab Attendance 2009 
Martin Smith 
£1,500
National Lottery
Martin Smith was awarded funding to attend the Talent Lab at Toronto International Film Festival 2009, which he was selected for.  Martin was one of only 25 participants from around the world. 
Toronto International Film Festival & Talent Lab Attendance 2009 
Britt Crowley £1,463
National Lottery
Britt Crowley was awarded funding to attend the Talent Lab at Toronto International Film Festival 2009. She was one of only 25 participants from Canada and around the world. 
Transatlantic Partners Module B Attendance 2009 
Pure Magic Films Ltd (Robbie Fraser) 
£1,000
National Lottery
Robbie Fraser successfully completed Module A of Transatlantic Partners 2009 in Berlin in June.  He was granted funding to travel to Halifax NS in September to attend the second module. 
Toronto International Film Festival Attendance 2009 La Belle Allee Productions Ltd (Karen Smyth) 
£1,500
National Lottery
Karen Smyth was granted funding to attend the Toronto International Film Festival to promote Valhalla Rising and to seek co-producers for future projects.  
Strategic Partners Attendance 2009 
La Belle Allee Productions Ltd 
£1,292
National Lottery
La Belle Allee Productions was awarded funding to attend Strategic Partners 2009 to seek co-producers for future projects and build upon the success of co-production Valhalla Rising

 Talent Development Fund     

Bridging the Gap 7 Scottish Documentary Institute
£75,000
National Lottery
Bridging the Gap is the only short documentary scheme for cinema in the UK.  It is an open competition for seven filmmakers to produce a ten 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. 

JULY 2009 

Artists' Film and Video  

Artists' Film and Video
Scottish Arts Council
£21,000
National Lottery
The Artists' Film & Video Fund is a project run jointly 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.

 Content Development

The Real Scotsman 104 Films Ltd
£4,000
National Lottery
A feel-good comedy feature film from Edinburgh.
Cell Six Makar Productions Ltd
£6,250
National Lottery
Cell Six is a horror which slices a knife between the psychological and the paranormal. When rookie cop Rachel begins her first shift, little does she know that the prisoner in cell six is the devil himself.
Seed Funding Clarity Productions Ltd
£10,000
National Lottery
Seed funding for producer/director Stephen Bennett and journalist Allan Laing to develop a range of documentary singles and series for network broadcast.
Seed Funding Digicult Ltd
£9,000
National Lottery
Seed funding was awarded to develop drama projects for TV with several writers.
Seed Funding Fluid Eye Productions Ltd
£2,497
National Lottery
Seed funding was awarded to develop two documentaries aimed at a cinema and television audience.
Seed Funding Hopscotch Films Ltd
£7,425
National Lottery
Slate of TV and film ideas at 'seed' stage.
Seed Funding Rokka Films Ltd
£7,875
National Lottery
Slate of TV and film ideas at 'seed' stage.
Seed Funding Synchronicity Films Ltd
£8,100
National Lottery
Slate of TV and film ideas at 'seed' stage.

Digital Media IP Fund

You Booze You Looze
Digital Goldfish Ltd £11,745
Grant In Aid
You Booze You Looze is a game based on the iphone/ipod touch platform.

Opportunities Fund

Galway Film Fleadh Attendance (7 - 12 July 2009)
Mead Kerr
£630
National Lottery
This award supported Mead Kerr to attend the Galway Film Fleadh with their film Wide Open Spaces.
Believe at Locarno International Film Festival 2009
Young Films Ltd
£282.75
National Lottery
Young Films Ltd was awarded funding to take their short film Believe to the 63rd Locarno International Film Festival, where their film was in competition.

Audience Development Fund

A Pilgrimage
4 Way Pictures Scotland Ltd
£11,000
National Lottery
For the first time in the world, in a joyous celebration of movies, community and landscape, Scottish film lovers/troubadours will pull a mobile cinema across the country, stopping in places where there are no cinemas and showing a brilliant range of world film.

Talent Development Fund

Toronto Film Lab
Mead Kerr Ltd
£30,000
National Lottery
The Initialize Toronto Film Lab trained eight producers from Scotland in how to strategise and implement an international co-production and assist with market meetings at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival.

JUNE 2009

Content Development Fund  

The Imp
The Imp Corporation Ltd
£45,019
National Lottery
A five minute animation Pilot for a series based on the successful one minute animation, The Imp.

Talent Development Fund  

Market Ready Screen Plays
The Screenwriters Festival Ltd
£4,000
National Lottery
To give five Scottish screenwriters the opportunity to train at and attend the Screenwriters’ Festival in Cheltenham and to help them forward their writing careers by improving their market awareness.

Director's Lab
Lifesize Pictures
£5,000
National Lottery
The Lab provided bespoke training to 6 writer/directors or directors during Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009. It equipped them with the skills, knowledge and contacts to generate financially viable feature films.

 

Content Development Fund

Pecking Order
Edge City Films Ltd
£9,525
National Lottery
This theatrical feature film tells the story of Otto Maddox, a roving reporter who finds himself employed for The Chronicle. He doesn’t however anticipate the arrival of Claco, an alien force of super intelligent chickens hell-bent on standardising life in the backwater of Codpoor.


Star
Super Umami Ltd
£25,000
National Lottery
Star is a feature length animation that tells the story of a girl who just might be the smartest person to have ever lived. However, when she escapes The Institute she soon discovers that everything she knows is false. As the lies unravel around her she is forced to confront the truth of who she really is, and what she might be capable of.

Opportunities Fund

The Shutdown at Silverdocs (15-22 June 2009)
Accidental Media
£1,173
National Lottery
This award supported Accidental Media to attend Silverdocs 2009, where their short documentary, The Shutdown, was screening.

Showcomotion Children's Media Conference  (1-3 July 2009)
Super Umami
£578
National Lottery
This award supported Super Umami to attend Showcomotion Children’s Media Conference, the only event in the UK dedicated to children’s content and to the creative, financial and regulatory challenges of working in the industry.

Outfest Film Festival Attendance  (9-19 July 2009)
Blindside Productions Ltd
£1,493
National Lottery

This award supported Blindside Productions to attend Outfest Film Festival 2009 in LA where their short film Rewind is screening.


Palm Springs ShortFest Attendance (23-29 June 2009)
Ronnie B Goodwin
£742
National Lottery
This award supported writer/director Ronnie Goodwin to attend Palm Springs ShortFest with his short film The Shooter.  The Shooter (Paul Hunter) is on a mission in the mountains, lochs and forests of Scotland. When the beauty of nature touches his senses, he makes his choice of weapon.


Content Production

Wasted
Wasted Productions Ltd
£30,003
National Lottery
Wasted Productions Ltd received supplementary funding for distribution purposes.


Market Development Fund

Scottish stall at Sunny Side of the Doc (22-25 June 2009)
Scottish Documentary Institute
£5,492
National Lottery
Scottish Documentary Institute took a group of Scottish companies to Sunny Side of The Doc in La Rochelle, France to promote Scottish documentary films at the 20th anniversary of one of the key documentary film markets in June 2009.

Crying with Laughter
Synchronicity Films
£3,300
National Lottery
Synchronicity’s debut feature film Crying With Laughter premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009. This award supported marketing and promotional activities around the sales and premiere screenings at EIFF and supported a consistent marketing strategy for the film across several other forthcoming industry events, and festivals throughout the coming year.

MAY 2009

Audience Development  

Aberdeen City and Shire Film Festival   Aberdeen City & Shire Film Office
£15,000
National Lottery
The inaugural Aberdeen City & Shire Film Festival focuses on rural access to cinema, cinema by and for young people, along with a celebration of films made by local directors or in the local Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire area.

Content Development  

Shell
Brocken Spectre
£6,688
National Lottery
Shell is a powerful coming of age story set in a remote Highland fuel stop where a repressed teenage girl finds a way of escaping her father and the bitter isolation he created for them. Shell will be the first feature of Scottish writer and director Scott Graham. It will be produced by Scottish production company, Brocken Spectre.

Content Production  

The First Movie
CONNECTfilm Ltd
£75,000
National Lottery
Feature documentary from Mark Cousins.
The Last Word
Sigma Films Ltd
£400,000
National Lottery
Sigma Films was granted funding for their latest feature film The Last Word starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green. The Last Word shot in Glasgow.
The Tannery
Axis Animation Ltd
£5,000
National Lottery
A short animated film: A fox encounters the ghost of a rabbit and the encounter develops into an unusual relationship - but when a hunter prepares a pelt for market, fox discovers his connection with the tannery.


Opportunities Fund
Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Mead Kerr Ltd
£949
National Lottery
Mead Kerr received funding to attend Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Wilder Films Ltd
£1264,78
National Lottery
Wilder Films received funding to attend Cannes Film Festival with Laid Off and to attend the UK Film Council Producers’ Lunch. 

Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Flying Scotsman Films Ltd
£903.95
National Lottery
Flying Scotsman Films received funding to attend Cannes Film Festival with three major feature projects, seeking production and development finance.

Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Synchronicity Films Ltd
£1,500
National Lottery
Synchronicity Films received funding to attend Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Black Camel Pictures Ltd
£1,386.64
National Lottery
Black Camel Pictures received funding to attend Cannes Film Festival to take Outpost 2, together with other projects, to market.

Cannes Films Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Oxygen Films Ltd
£1,365
National Lottery
Oxygen Films received funding to attend Cannes Film Festival to take various projects in development to this international market.

Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Hazel Baillie
£555
National Lottery
By the Grace of God is a National Film and Television School graduation film, edited by Scotland’s Hazel Baillie. The film has been selected for Cannes International Film Festival 2009.

Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Crab Apple Films Ltd
£191.55
National Lottery
Attendance at Cannes Film Festival and Market in support of theatrical feature film project Clever and other films on the development slate.

Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Sigma Films Ltd
£1,500
National Lottery
Sigma Films received funding to attend Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Brocken Spectre Ltd
£1024.41
National Lottery
Brocken Spectre received funding to attend Cannes Film Festival with Shell, a feature film in development.

Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13-24 May 2009)
Peter Barber-Fleming
£1,432.50
National Lottery
Peter Barber-Fleming received funding to attend Cannes Film Festival with The Cone Gatherers, a feature film from the classic novel adapted by Bernard MacLaverty and directed by Michael Caton Jones.

Talent Development Fund  

Gen Up
TRC Media
£25,749
National Lottery
TRC Media was awarded funding for Gen Up, an innovative digital training initiative designed to equip emerging talent with the right combination of skills, knowledge and relationships to thrive in a dynamic, converged media market.


APRIL 2009

Express Film Fund

One Night in Emergency
Silver River Productions Ltd
£100,000
National Lottery
A hard hitting, darkly comic drama charting one man’s journey through the wards of an overrun, inner city hospital in search of his wife. This co-production with BBC Scotland will receive a broadcast slot.

Audience Development

Take One: Action!(17-26 Sept 2009)

World Development Movement Ltd
£20,000
National Lottery
Take One: Action! is the UK’s first major outreach project and festival celebrating the people and films that are changing the world, with an unrivalled focus on empowering Scottish audiences.Activities for this project take place between May 2009 and May 2010 with a 2 week festival from 17 to 26 September.

Opportunities Fund

Cannes Film Festival Attendance (13 - 24 May 2009)
La Belle Allee
£765.41
National Lottery
La Belle Allee received funding to attend Cannes Film Festival to expand their networking and approach new filmmaking partnerships.

Documenta Madrid Attendance (1 - 10 May 2009)
Autonomi Ltd
£775
National Lottery
Representatives from Autonomi Ltd will attend Documenta Madrid to discuss their recent film Kurdi. This film tells the story of a man in search of himself, his people, his gun and a country that doesn’t exist.

Content Development

The Mighty Atom
Fiveaside Films Ltd
£2,500
National Lottery
Deep economic gloom pierced by a dazzling watched-by-millions TV talent show. Sound familiar?  The year is 1973, and the clapometer goes off the scale for a a kid from rural Scotland catapulted into the boiling cauldron of fame, celebrity and the tawdry seaside-special glamour of 70's showbiz. A story deeply rooted in Scottish culture which connects to a wider world and appeals to a mainstream audience with its universal themes.

MARCH 2009

Content Production Fund

NEDS
Bluelight Neds Ltd
£500,000
National Lottery
Set in Glasgow in 1973, NEDS follows John, a bright, sensitive youngster drawn towards the violence of the local gang culture.

Digital Media IP Fund

Central Station
ISO Ltd
£125,000
Grant in Aid
Central Station is a creative social network for people interested in Film, Design and Art, providing a resource to learn, collaborate, access and share creative projects, people and skills.

Grant in Aid

Regional Screen Scotland
Regional Screen Scotland
£184,000
Grant in Aid
Funding was granted to Regional Screen Scotland to develop cinema-going opportunities in rural, remote and underprovided communities throughout Scotland.
EIFF and Filmhouse Partnership
Filmhouse
£30,000
Grant in Aid
Funding was awarded to support the merger of EIFF and Filmhouse. This merged organisation will provide a national resource under the banner of Centre for the Moving Image.
GFT Redevelopment
GFT
£10,000
Grant in Aid
Funding was awarded to support the GFT Site Development Project for the redevelopment of the GFT Rose Street site to RIBA Stage A.
Glow Computer Game Design and Development
Learning and Teaching Scotland
£10,000
Grant in Aid
Learning and Teaching Scotland received investment for research relating to the use of computer games in education.

Express Film Fund

Wasted
Wasted Productions Ltd
£7,000
National Lottery
Wasted Productions Ltd received this supplementary funding to complete aspects of post production.

Content Development

Alice Opens the Box
Diva Films Ltd 
£7,560
National Lottery 
Alice, a single mum, lives on a council estate with her two young children.  Her run of the mill existence is momentarily infused with life when she meets and falls in love with Charlie.  Charlie moves in but can only tolerate her children when they are silent.  Having traded her heart and reason for love, Alice commits an unspeakable crime enveloping her world in a deafening silence. Based on the short story of the same name by crime novelist Denise Mina, Alice Opens The Box is a complex tale of human frailty and the need to be loved.

Audience Development

DANCE:FILM 2009 (21-30 May)
Dance Base & Filmhouse
£19,910
National Lottery
DANCE:FILM 09 is the ultimate celebration of dance on screen with a diverse programme of feature films including 80s hit Flashdance, the Fred and Ginger classic, Swing Time, and the Scottish premiere of Perhaps Love (Ai Ru Guo) the multi-award winning Chinese musical. The festival explores the relationship between film and dance. It will also include documentaries, short films, visual art installation, along with dance workshops, that will delight audiences and get their toes tapping.

Reel Iraq (14 - 24 May 2009)
Edinburgh University Settlement 
£11,320
National Lottery 
Reel Iraq consists of 10 days of film screenings, with talks and masterclasses by visiting directors and filmmakers, alongside a programme of Iraqi Cultural Events. This is the first major Iraqi Cultural Festival to be held in the UK.

FEBRUARY 2009

Content Production Fund  

(Is Everybody Alright) now known as One Thousand Pictures - RFK's Last Journey
Lichen Films Ltd
£85,000
National Lottery
A feature documentary on the journey of Robert Kennedy's funeral train.

Digital Projection Fund  

Digital Projection Fund
Angus Council Cultural Services
£15,000
Grant in Aid
The Webster Theatre is already a high profile theatrical venue in the Tayside area since reopening after a £4million upgrade in January 2008. The new equipment will allow the population of Angus to enjoy the full cinema experience alongside other theatrical events.

Digital Projection Fund
Benbecula Community Association
£15,000
Grant in Aid
Due to the rural environment of the Uists, the opportunity to watch films is limited. The new equipment in Benbecula Community Hall provides much needed cinema provision for audiences on the islands.

Markets and Festivals

MIP TV Attendance (30 March - 2 April 2009)
Visible Ink Television Ltd
£1,500
National Lottery 
The newly enhanced business and writing team of Visible Ink Television received funding to attend MIP TV 2009 to renew, explore and discuss possible co-production potential and partnerships with broadcasters and distributors worldwide some of whom have already expressed interest.

JANUARY 2009


Regional Screen Scotland
Regional Screen Scotland
£335,786
National Lottery/Grant in Aid
Regional Screen Scotland (RSS) is the new agency which will take on the role of ‘rural cinema hub’ outlined in Scottish Screen’s Exhibitions Strategy. The type of funding awarded is £85,786 Audience Development funds and £250,000 Grant in Aid.

Scottish Students on Screen

Scottish Students on Screen
BAFTA Scotland
£24,325.87
Grant in Aid
Scottish Students on Screen was set up in 2000 after a Scottish Screen consultation with universities and colleges. The project aims to foster strong links between the screen industry and education. It is now managed by BAFTA Scotland in association with Scottish Screen. 2009 saw the 10th anniversary of SSOS and was the third year being managed by BAFTA Scotland.

Content Development

The Boy from Georgia
Media Co-Op
£15,978
National Lottery 

Media co-op received funding for the development of a creative feature length documentary intended for international markets. The Boy from Georgia is based on an emotional human journey filmed in Scotland and The Republic of Georgia.


Outcast

Makar Productions Ltd
£20,000
National Lottery
Blood is thicker than water in this new horror in development at Makar Productions. Makar Productions want to demonstrate that Scotland and Ireland can make quality, low budget horror films which can challenge the gritty-realist perceptions of our film industry both at home and abroad.

Venus as a Boy
Picture Palace North Ltd
£5,175
National Lottery 
Picture Palace North received funding to back progress with their new feature film Venus as a Boy. A screen adaptation of Scottish author Luke Sutherland's acclaimed novel, the film involves Glasgow-based director Morag McKinnon (Home, Donkeys) and producer Alex Usborne (The Acid House).


Colin and Cumberland
Axis Animation
£3,180
National Lottery 
Written by Dana Berlinka and Andy Williams (Shaun The Sheep), Colin & Cumberland follows the misadventures of a sneaky sausage dog called Cumberland and his blissfully innocent and enthusiastic owner Colin. This 3D animation, features characters and stories that are universal and aimed at the mainstream 6-9 year-old television audience.

Boyracers
Hopscotch Films Ltd
£14,000
National Lottery 
Boyracers takes us on a breakneck tour of adolescence, where Alvin has to decide whether to escape to University or be loyal to the pals who tell him, "Ye dinnae. Dump yer mates".

The Stornoway Way
Move On Up Ltd
£1,600
National Lottery 
The Stornoway Way is a Scottish story set on the Hebrides and in Europe, exploring love, loss and longing. Written by up-and-coming Scottish novelist Kevin McNeil, who will now produce his first screenplay, the screen adaptation will be directed by Don Coutts and produced by Kate Swan.

Heritage
Brocken Spectre
£9,380
National Lottery 
Heritage is an epic tale of love, religion, nationalism, the end of colonialism and the violent beginning of modernity. Heritage brings a fresh perspective on conflicts that affect our lives today.

Dirt Road to Lafayette
Kenny Glenaan Ltd
£18,750
National Lottery 
Renowned Scottish director Kenny Glenaan’s (Summer, Yasmin) production company was awarded funds to adapt award-winning Scottish novelist James Kelman’s Dirt Road to Lafayette. This is a musical coming-of-age story about a boy and his father, who travel across the southern states of America to visit their Scottish relatives, following the premature death of their wife/mother.

To Have and To Hold
Goosepimple Productions Ltd
£14,974
National Lottery 
Directed by Scottish graphic artist, DJ and club promoter Jonnie Lyle, To Have and To Hold is a 90-minute feature ‘musicmentory’ that will document the passing of the vinyl age and capture a way of life that made a significant cultural impact worldwide. The film will have the feel of a good DJ-set seen through the eyes of highly established Scottish and international artists, performers, DJs, producers, designers and collectors.

Pilot Fund 

One Star
Tern TV 
£50,000
National Lottery 
One Star is an animated sitcom set in the worst B&B in space. It is the year 2050. Since the invention in 2008 of the Virgin Voyager's 'fast reliable space-coach', space tourism is booming. Humans continue to holiday further and further out into the Universe. The One Star B&B lies at the very edge of existence - at the gateway to the space wilderness known as the Universal Highlands. One Star was broadcast on BBC Scotland on 4 March 2009.

Short Film Production

I Love Luci
Sigma Films 
£49,979
National Lottery 
This is a comedy of missing teeth, an inappropriate paramour and one dog’s ability to shape the fortunes of a couple destined never to be together. It’s the last day Tommy has to win Marjory’s heart before her man returns from another day on the clink. But things aren't looking good. Marjory is totally pre-occupied by the fact she has lost her teeth and things are about to get a lot worse. In the vein of the Frog and the Princess, I Love Luci is a modern day allegory.

Mondo's Search for the Sun
Once Were Farmers Ltd 
£50,000
National Lottery 
Living in a beautiful house, surrounded by a vibrant garden, Mondo believes he has everything he needs - until one day the sun doesn’t rise.  Mondo’s garden is plunged into a perpetual winter and his love for the place dies along with the plants that grew there.  In desperation, he builds a flying machine and sets off on a surreal adventure, through the depths of time and space, on a quest to find the sun.

Audience Development

Glasgow Music and Film Festival (20-22 February 2009) The Arches
£7,000
National Lottery 
Celebrated Glasgow-based arts venue The Arches was awarded funding for their Glasgow Music and Film Festival taking place under the banner of the Glasgow Film Festival 2009. The festival presents a programme of cutting edge and innovative live performances, film screenings and participatory events.

Markets and Festivals

KidScreen 2009 Attendance (11-13 February)
Tattiemoon
£1,500
National Lottery 
Production company Tattiemoon went to attend the KidScreen 2009 festival with their film Hippos House, a 3D animated series set in the real world where a group of wooden animal characters live together in a house.

Sundance Film Festival attendance (15-25 January 2009)
Scottish Documentary Festival 
£1,159
National Lottery 
Scottish Documentary Institute was awarded funding to enable Finlay Pretsell (Production & Distribution Manager) and Sonja Henrici (Head of Development) to attend one of the largest independent film festivals in the world - Sundance - which took place on 15-25 January 2009 in Park City, Utah. With two short films in competition – Ma Bar and Steel Homes - Scottish Documentary Institute represented and promoted Scottish documentary and filmmaking talent in the US through screenings, Q&As and meetings with sales agents, buyers, distributors and funders.

Sundance Film Festival attendance (15-25 January 2009)
Imagine Pictures Ltd
£1,079
National Lottery 
Edinburgh-based Imagine Pictures received a Markets & Festival investment to support director Adrian McDowall’s attendance at Sundance Film Festival 15-25 January 2009 in Park City, Utah. As the co-director and co-producer of the BAFTA Scotland award-winning short Ma Bar, selected to screen in competition at the festival, Adrian McDowall (The Toon Fair, Me and Ma Gal, Standing Start) represented his film at the screenings. He met with potential financiers and co-producers for future feature projects and promote Imagine Picture’s slate of films available for distribution and development.

Berlin International Film Festival Attendance  (7-17 Feb 2009)
Black Camel 
£1,482
National Lottery 
Black Camel will be attending Berlin to launch Outpost 2 with ContentFilm International and Breathe with Essential Entertainment.  They also hope to attract a sales agent for Blood Makes Noise which will be directed by Steve Barker and attend the Film Finance Summit.

Berlin International Film Festival Attendance (7-17 February 2009)
Flying Scotsman Films 
£633
National Lottery 
Flying Scotsman Films Ltd attended the Berlin International Film Festival with three projects - Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Renegade and Innocent.

Berlin International Film Festival (7-17 February 2009)
Dabhand Films Ltd
£583.50
National Lottery 
Dabhand Films Ltd attended the Berlin International Film Festival to initiate contact with sales agents and publicists for the sale and distribution of completed feature film Running in Traffic.

Berlin International Film Festival (7-17 February 2009)
Iris Pictures Ltd
£881
National Lottery 
Iris Pictures attended Berlin International Film Festival with their project Beast. It is the story of a fostered teenage boy with a troubled past, an uncertain future and a ten-foot crocodile about to break free from a rusting cage.

Celtic Media Festival Attendance (25-27 March 2009)
Kinetic Media
£303.75
National Lottery 
Kinetic Media was awarded support to attend Celtic Media Festival 2009 to promote their latest project Social Circles. Driven from an unstable home, fourteen year old Cara find solace with friends, but her erratic behaviour leads to devastating consequences. Social Circles is an uncompromising coming-of-age drama that explores the cycle of depravation in Scotland’s poorest communities.

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