Stills from the of the National Theatre of Scotland’s “Dear Scotland” performances that I filmed & edited in May.
A few are already available to view on The Space right now.
Inuit children at boarding school. The sign on the wall behind them reads, “Please do not speak Eskimo.” (1914)
This reminds me of how whole sects of complex Inuktitut dialects were wiped out by Euro settlers. There were hundreds of different and diverse dialects in Canadian Inuktitut languages alone, and a chunk of that was wiped out during early 20th century. That language is already on the brink of collapse (only 35,000 or so now loosely speak it).
They also took away not just their language, but their surnames, and replaced them with ID-numbers. As if taking their children and capturing them into residential schools (where they were systematically gaslighted, sexually abused and experimented on the regular) wasn’t enough, an Inuit child’s name was legit changed to something like “Annie E7-121.”
Filmed more with Julie and Jenna (WYLD crew represent). Here’s Steven being a test dummy for a fake burn.
Filmed a bit of a thing with Julie today. Was decent.
I’m really proud of Julie Speers for winning a BAFTA New Talent award for her performance in my short “WYLD”.
Huge shout out to Jenna O’Neill who also gave an amazing (first time) performance in the film.
Big up Gary McCormack who also played in the film, he was a huge help and inspiration to both Julie and Jenna. His tiger chat is top-shelf too.
And obviously massive shine for the entire cast & crew who were A DREEEEEAAAAAM team.
I’m dead chuffed that Julie got nominated for a BAFTA New Talent award for her performance in WYLD.
Two portraits of Keri.
An on-set doc about the making of “Liar”, a short film I wrote and won the BAFTA New Talent Writer Award for.
The film was developed as part of Collabor8te a scheme run by Rankin Film, DazedTV and The Bureau.
Find more at collabor8te.com
Music: Bing & Ruth - And Then it Rained
A few seconds from a sketch film I made with Julie and my dog yesterday.