Making a film when you’re 87 is less than convenient.
As granddad ‘Tweedie’ reluctantly takes up his new role as a filmmaker, we’re invited to examine the difficulties of communication between the generations, whilst exploring that unspoken contract that binds children to their grandparents.
Will Tweedie start to see the world differently when looking at things through the lens of his 23year old grandson, or will he simply be wondering what’s for pudding?
Screening Formats: HD-Cam, QT file, DVD, BluRay, DCP
WORLD PREMIERE – Edinburgh Int. Film Festival 2014
WINNER – 2015 Scottish Short Film Award
WINNER – Fife Independent Film Expo – Best Documentary
NOMINATED – Award for Innovation in Storytelling – Channel 4
NOMINATED – London Critics Circle Awards – British Short Film of the Year
NOMINATED – Best Film Award – Ickle Film Festival, Dundee
OFFICIAL SELECTION – ZagrebDox 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Glasgow Short Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Flatpack Film Festival 2015 (in competition)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – GFT, Glasgow 15-18th May
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Inverness Int. Film Festival 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Xpo North 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Greenwich International Film Festival, USA, June 2015,
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Future Shorts, Glasgow, August 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Dunoon Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2015, USA
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Szczecin European Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Seville Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Aldeburgh Documentary Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cromarty Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – ZubrOFFka Short Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – DocHeads 2015
SCREENED – Luminate, Creative Ageing Festival 2015 – Various locations around Scotland
SCREENED – Short Sighted Cinema, London, Oct 2015
SCREENED – Jekabpils, Latvia (in association with Riga Shorts)
SCREENED – Hackney Picturehouse – Whirlygig Spotlights, in association with London Short Film Festival
“funny, tender and deceptively intelligent.” – Penelope Bartlett, Short of the Week,
“Very touching and also very funny.” – Alan Berliner
“Deftly constructed, playful, cheerful, charming, Directed By Tweedie is affectionate, engaging, and a great indicator of talent.” – EyeforFilm 4.5star review.
“A delightful film that strikes on subtle inter-generational differences, capturing personality and a charming ordinariness.” – Gorilla Film Magazine
“Extremely comical…. a personal reflection on the medium of film itself.” – Corstosfera
Interview with Duncan on the GFT Blog about the film: Glasgow Film
This film was developed through Bridging the Gap, an opportunity for emerging filmmakers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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