Special Screening: Indie Feature Film Skeletons at Filmhouse – Nov 24th

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The Write Shoot Cut platform is dedicated to showcasing independent film from Scotland and beyond.

On Monday 24th November at Filmhouse we are delighted to be screening the debut feature film from Scottish filmmaker Craig-James Moncur. Craig started off as an actor in television programmes Looking after Jo Jo and Jeopardy before deciding to pursue a career behind the camera. Building up his company and reputation through corporate work and short films, he pulled together a host of established local actors to shoot this micro-budget feature right here in Edinburgh. Read more of this post

Filmhouse Screening of Skeletons

_MG_0643On Monday night we were delighted to host a packed Premiere screening  of the Edinburgh made micro-budget feature film Skeletons in Filmhouse 2

_MG_0602The debut feature from Scottish filmmaker Craig-James Moncur, who started off as an actor in television programmes; Looking after Jo Jo and Jeopardy before deciding to pursue a career behind the camera. Building up his company, Black Box Digital Media, and reputation through corporate work and short films, he pulled together a host of established local actors to shoot this film. Read more of this post

Write Shoot Cut in 2015

write-shoot-cut-words2014 has been an extremely busy year for me work wise, perhaps the busiest year in my working life. It has been very rewarding but very time consuming and because of this Write Shoot Cut has suffered. We’ve had four great events at the Filmhouse and a couple at the Banshee but all in all it has been fairly sporadic and disorganised. All that is about to change in 2015.

Write Shoot Cut is going to fully integrate into Screen Education Edinburgh. This means that I will have more time ‘in work’ to devote to the platform. It also opens up funding streams and opportunities. It’s win win for me, SEE, filmmakers and audiences.

So what does that mean? 

Well it means that I have put together a calendar of monthly events for the entire year. No more wondering whether Write Shoot Cut is happening this month or not, the dates and events are set in stone so it’s just a case of checking it out and getting involved.

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RatPac Unites Scorsese, Pitt, De Niro, DiCaprio In Short Film

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A couple of years ago, director Brett Ratner and James Packer teamed up to form the company RatPac Entertainment, and they’ve since had a major impact on the film industry. What may surprise some who are familiar with the RatPac brand is that Ratner and Packer intended for it to be an independent film company. Forbes wrote that Packer labeled the idea (for which he shelled out $100 million) a “small private investment.”

We can debate that label to no end, but the bottom line is RatPac has ended up involving itself in some pretty significant projects. The most famous to date is the George Clooney/Sandra Bullock visual space adventure Gravity, though RatPac also helped with the Horrible Bosses 2 and recently secured, along with Warner Bros., the rights to the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s sensational Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch.

It’s certainly debatable whether or not RatPac stands for what most consider the defining qualities of indie film, but in its short existence thus far the company has offered plenty of surprises. The latest is the announcement of one of the most bizarre and ambitious short films in recent history.

According to Deadline, RatPac is in the early stages of producing a short film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio, making it one of the flashiest short films we can recall. The Deadline announcement makes the interesting observation that DiCaprio has done five films with Scorsese while De Niro’s done an astounding eight. However, they’ve never worked together on a project with the director, until now. But why now, and why such an ambitious cast for a short film, from a studio that seems to have no trouble attaching itself to blockbusters? Read more of this post

Short Film #90 – For Megan (2011) Andrea Harkin

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Short Film #89 – ZOMBI (2012) David Moreno

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Short Film #88 – Sorry I’m Late (2009) Tomas Mankovsky

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