The Filmarket Hub platform and Edinburgh International Film Festival are delighted to announce the selected projects at the Celtic Screen Talent Showcase - a virtual pitch event dedicated to feature films and scripted series in development by talent from the six Celtic nations.

This brand new initiative aims to discover high quality unproduced projects from the Celtic nations and match them with leading companies in the international industry. The event will take place online on the 5th and the 6th of August as part of the industry activity of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Day one will be dedicated to feature films and day two will showcase scripted series.

Representatives from the selected projects will have the opportunity to pitch and meet executives from companies such as CrossDay Productions, Curzon, Endor Productions, Federation Entertainment, Gaumont, Great Point Media, Head Gear Films, NBCUniversal International Scripted, Red Arrow Studios and Silver Reel.

The Celtic Screen Talent Showcase is supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales and BFI NETWORK, awarding funds from The National Lottery, Northern Ireland Screen, Screen Ireland and Screen Cornwall.

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Selected film posters
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF FEATURE FILMS

 

11 RAGMAN STREET

Drama

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Talent from Ireland

Written and directed by Chiara Viale

Produced by Cilléin Mc Evoy and Chiara Viale (Built To Fail Productions)

 

A SHARP ARROW

Drama · Thriller

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Talent from Scotland

Written by Sandy Thomson and Jeremiah Reynolds

Produced by Riva Marker (Nine Stories)

 

AN RÈITEACH

Comedy

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Talent from Scotland

Written by Iain Macleod and Catriona Lexy Campbell

Directed by Iain Macleod

Produced by Robbie Fraser (Revolving Tales), Ann Bernier and Lynn Matheson (Auguste Content)

 

BUGUL NOZ

Horror · Thriller

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Talent from Brittany

Written and directed by Stéphanie Joalland

Produced by Sean McConville (Frenzy Films)

 

CLUBLAND

Thriller

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Talent from Wales

Written by Amer Nazir

 

THE DEFENDER

Drama · Thriller

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Talent from Scotland

Written and directed by GJ Hewitt

 

THE FORT

Action · Fantasy · Horror

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Talent from Northern Ireland and Scotland

Written by Ally McClelland

Directed by James Bushe

Produced by Charlie Allan

 

THIS BROKEN WORLD

Drama · Thriller

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Talent from Ireland

Written by Richard Keane and Stephen Walsh

Directed by Richard Keane

 

Selected TV series posters
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF SCRIPTED SERIES

 

ALL POOR CREATURES

Drama · Romance · Thriller

6 episodes of 60 minutes

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Talent from Wales

Created by Joseph Ollman

Written by Joseph Ollman and Ruth Ollman

 

BLACK RAIN

Sci-Fi · Drama · Thriller

8 episodes of 50 minutes

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Talent from Scotland

Created and written by Fraser Denholm

 

DETACHMENT

Thriller

6 episodes of 60 minutes

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Talent from Northern Ireland

Created and written by Ciaran Bartlett

Produced by Stephen McCormack (Reflektor Media)

 

DRIFTER

Mystery · Romance · Horror

6 episodes of 45 minutes

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Talent from Cornwall

Created and written by Tom Kerevan

Produced by Tom Kerevan (Cannibal Films)

 

HIGH LAND

Drama

6 episodes of 50 minutes

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Talent from Scotland

Created and written by Belle Jones

 

NO BIG DEAL

Comedy · Drama

6 episodes of 25 minutes

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Talent from Isle of Man

Created and written by Alex Maxwell, Nathan Little and Max Phillips

Written by Alex Maxwell

 

THE LIBERTIES

Drama

6 episodes of 55 minutes

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Talent from Ireland

Created by Brian Durnin, Gary Duggan and Pierce Ryan

Written by Brian Durnin, Gary Duggan, Pierce Ryan and Fran Harris

Produced by Laura McNicholas (925 Productions), Cormac Fox (Vico Films - The Young Offenders/Cold Courage) and Brian Durnin (Greenhorn Films)

 

THE PIRATE WIFE

Drama

8 episodes of 60 minutes

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Talent from Cornwall

Created and written by Lara Barbier

 

In addition to the selected projects, 8 feature films and 8 scripted series have been given a Special Mention at the Celtic Screen Talent Showcase. More curated projects by talent from the six Celtic nations that Filmarket Hub and EIFF want to recommend to the industry.

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS - FEATURE FILMS

 

DO YOU TAKE…

Comedy · Romance

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Talent form Ireland

Written by Louise Geraghty

 

GLASS HOUSE

Horror · Thriller

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Talent form Wales

Written and directed by Oscar Albert

 

MADISON

Drama

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Talent form Wales

Written by Bethan Marlow

Produced by Alice Lusher and Catryn Ramasut (Ie Ie Productions)

 

THE ASH

Action · Sci-Fi · Drama

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Talent form Northern Ireland

Written by Spence Wright

Produced by Chris Patterson (Causeway Pictures)

 

THE BROKEN FIDDLE

Drama · Romance

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Talent from Northern Ireland

Written by David A Dunlop

Produced by Connor Richmond (Development Producer) and Dogleap Productions Ltd. (Production Company)

 

THE LOUD MAN

Comedy

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Talent form Ireland

Written by Gerry Greaney

 

TOUGH OLD BROAD

Drama

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Talent form Ireland

Written by Denise Anne Deegan

 

WAVE OF LIGHT

Comedy

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Talent form Scotland

Written by Jillian Mannion

 

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS - SCRIPTED SERIES

 

AFTER THE FALL

Action · Drama · Mystery

10 episodes of 50 minutes

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Talent from Ireland

Created and written by Dean Rossiter

 

BLOOD HARROW

Western

6 episodes of 60 minutes

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Talent from Ireland

Created and written by Peter Delaney

 

EAT THE RICH

Thriller

6 episodes of 45 minutes

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Talent from Northern Ireland

Created and written by PJ Hart

 

INSOMNIAC

Action · Drama

10 episodes of 50 minutes

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Talent from Ireland

Created and written by Ruairí O'Neill

 

ORIGINAL SINS

Drama

4 episodes of 60 minutes

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Talent from Scotland

Created and written by Linda Duncan McLaughlin

 

REIVERS

Adventures

6 episodes of 55 minutes

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Talent from Scotland

Created and written by Stephen Potts

 

TERRY BRANKIN HAS A GUN

Film Noir · Thriller

4 episodes of 60 minutes

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Talent from Northern Ireland

Created and written by John Morrison

 

THE FORGOTTEN CONSCRIPT

War · Drama

7 episodes of 60 minutes

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Talent from Wales

Created and written by Jaye L Swift

 

Find out more information about the Celtic Screen Talent Showcase.

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