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Native Son to be screened during the 49th Cannes Critics' Week ( 07/05/2010 )
Set in a border town in rural Scotland, Native Son is about a troubled farm labourer struggling with loneliness and the need for human contact. Native Son is written and directed by Scott Graham and produced by David Smith of Brocken Spectre.
Scottish Screen has supported Native Son and other projects seeking market support, production and development finance at Cannes through its opportunities and market development funds.
Producer David Smith said: "Scott and I are very pleased to be selected for Semaine de la Critique in Cannes 2010. It is a wonderful platform to premier Native Son. Our financiers, cast and crew are delighted and we hope the attention will help us to finance Scott's first feature Shell which has been developed for the last three years with the support of Scottish Screen".
Scott's previous short film, Shell, won the UK Film Council Award for Best Film at the London Short Film Festival 2008. Scottish Screen is currently supporting the development of Scott's first feature of the same name, based on the short.