Love Cake runner-up in the Palme Dewar

Love Cake only went and got runner-up in the Palme Dewar 2014 competition! Very proud, and it’s a lovely validation for all the hard work the cast and crew and everyone involved put in to the film. Thanks to the Aberfeldy Film Festival, Heartland Film Society and all those who voted for us.

It was a particular joy to do so well in the year that Bill Forsyth opened the fest – bit of a hero of mine all the way back to That Sinking Feeling and Local Hero.

Here’s a round-up from the ESFF about their Palme-Dewar experience.

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11th Kalpanirjhar Int Short Fiction Film Festival

kalpLove Cake has its first screening outside the UK tomorrow at the 11th Kalpanirjhar Int Short Fiction Film Fest in Kolkata, India!

It’s part of the GenNext section.

It’s also Love Cake’s first screening in Asia, which is lovely.

SKAMM at Edinburgh Filmhouse

filmhouse copyYesterday I spent a session with SKAMM (Scottish Kids Are Making Movies) at the Edinburgh Filmhouse after being invited along to talk about the process of scriptwriting and how a script changes as it develops into a shooting draft and then is actually shot.

After a read-through of the original script for the Edinburgh-shot short Love Cake that I wrote and part-produced, we watched it then discussed character introduction, followed by a Q&A. And they were all confident enough to present short pieces they’d written, for feedback. It was great to see such an enthusiastic group –  I wish something like this had been around when I was first getting into writing and film! Look forward to seeing all of the exciting films they’re planning.