Shows

Seagulls by Martin Smith, courtesy of Digicult / Hopscotch

Fourteen-year-old Ryan works the family fair but dreams of escaping this unrewarding life on the road. When his uncle arrives to help the struggling business, Ryan finds an unlikely mentor in Kenny and begins to bond with a gang of local boys. Everything feels possible – especially falling in love – but jealousy soon undermines this new life. A violent attack at the local disco destroys all his new friendships. Trapped in the fair, Ryan cannot bare the isolation. Will a self-inflicted wound finally wake everyone from their apathy?

Martin Smith is the award winning short director of ‘Jimmy’, ‘Liar, ‘Accidents’ and ‘Tracks’. His latest short ‘Seagulls’ explores the characters and world of Shows and premieres at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2014. The film was developed and produced through DigiCult & Hopscotch Films Scottish Shorts 2014, financed by Creative Scotland.

Night Of The Wolf

Elevated horror set on the moors of lowland Scotland in 1985. When fifteen year old William Kerr is bitten by a tramp in the forest near his home, he begins to change into a beast. Tormented by his abusive father as the transformation takes hold, William flees the family home, building a lair deep in the woods and stalking the village by night. As his power increases, he falls in love for the first time but must ultimately fight to escape this harsh, blinkered community and save his mother’s life.

Isobel

‘Isobel’ is a coming of age summer holiday film about being young, free and beyond the parameters of parental control. The film hinges upon the changing dynamic between the three teenage central characters – thirteen year old Isobel, her older sister Annie and their mysterious new neighbour Sebastian.

The Three Bells Murder

A homeless man poses as a private detective as he tries to unravel the death of a friend from the street.

Adapted from the novel ‘The Moneymaker” by Janet Gleeson