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Justin Molotnikov

Justin Molotnikov is an award-winning filmmaker based in Scotland. He started out making shorts 11 years ago, all of which premiered at EIFF, and since then he and his work have picked an impressive
collection of awards and nominations – BAFTA, Scottish BAFTA, RTS, Celtic Film and TV Festival, Directors Guild of Great Britain, FUJI film award, Belfort Film Festival, Kingussie Film Festival and Banff
International TV Festival. His work in TV ranges from children's favourite (My Parents are Aliens
Director) to prime-time drama (Taggart – Director), and from offbeat comedy drama (High Times – Director) to international family co-productions (Shoebox Zoo – Co-creator and Series Director).

Crying with Laughter is his debut feature film as a writer and director and it is a project that he wrote and developed through improvisation workshops with the main cast Stephen McCole and Malcolm Shields.
Justin runs his own company, Synchronicity Films Ltd, along with Co-Creative director, Claire Mundell.

Crying with Laughter (Director)
Sun 21 June: 20.00 FILMHOUSE 1
Fri 26 June: 21:30 FILMHOUSE 3

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