GMAC Shorts

  • 70 mins

Don’t miss your chance to spot our homegrown talent in this versatile showcase of new Scottish shorts presented by GMAC.

Don’t miss your chance to spot our homegrown talent in this versatile showcase of new Scottish shorts presented by GMAC . A documentary portrait of a man and his archive of film reels, a night-time adventure in an abandoned school, a snapshot of an Asian family disrupted by an unexpected visit, a community warden dreaming of becoming a cop, a man’s irresistible attraction to his Chinese Finger Trap and a touching observation of a teenager and her grandfather taking a trip to a chip shop... Distinct and diverse local voices come together here.

Screening with:

Archive of Dreams

  • Tomás Sheridan /
  • UK, Italy /
  • 2009 /
  • 15 mins

Carlo Roda has gleaned thousands of film reels over the past 30 years. Why does his life’s work now sit in a damp, dusty warehouse while his dreams turn into memories?

Director: Tomás Sheridan
Producer: Lindsay Goodall
Editor: Dave Arthur
DoP: Leo Bruges
Sound Production: Chris Campion, Andrea Contino
Music: Marcella Carbooni, Gloria Clemente

Eyes on the Street

  • David Newbigging /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 16 mins

A documentary team follow community warden Dougie McLelland, a well-meaning idiot who dreams of becoming a cop.

Director: David Newbigging
Producer: Andrew Maas
Scriptwriter: Gordon McLean
Editor: Sam Hinckley
DoP: Steven Mochrie
Production Designer: Danny McConnell
Sound Production: Iain Anderson
Music: Ross Galloway

The Finger Trap

  • Julia McLean /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 4 mins

Sometimes temptation is too hard to resist for Wilson Brown and his Chinese Finger Trap.

Director: Julia McLean
Producer: Shian Holt
Exec Producers: Cameron Fraser, Neil Jack, Ewan Angus, Robbie Allen, Julia Caithness Dale Corlett, Karen O’Hare
Scriptwriter: Julia McLean
Editor: Eiko Emersleben
Music: John Harris


  • Zak Hanif /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 13 mins

As celebrations get underway on the holy day of Eid, a British Asian family are surprised by a sudden visit.

Director: Zak Hanif
Producer: Yvonne Bray
Scriptwriter: Zak Hanif
Editor: Lewis Gourley
DoP: Mintumaari Mantynen
Music: Anders Sodergren

Night School

  • Ben Soper /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 11 mins

A young couple break into an abandoned school. Strangers to one another, they struggle to achieve the intimacy they desire.

Director: Ben Soper
Producer: Katie Crook
Exec Producers: Julia Caithness, Robbie Allen
Scriptwriter: Ben Soper
Editor: Jonathan Ley
DoP: Robbie Ryan
Production Designer: Rebecca Dover
Sound Production: Matt Palmer
Music: Scrim & The Hungry I


  • Robin Haig /
  • UK /
  • 2008 /
  • 11 mins

A trip to the chip shop ends in humiliation for a young girl and her grandfather, but can her love for him rescue them both?

Director: Robin Haig
Producers: David Hancock, Kat Hebden
Scriptwriter: Robin Haig
Editor: John Sackey
DoP: Ole Bratt Birkland
Production Designer: Amanda Currie
Sound Production: Dan Lyth
Music: John Harris

2009 Archive

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