In an old bus depot between the Gorbals and Govan, on the south side of Glasgow, is a lost property office fit to burst. Over 40,000 objects arrive on the doorstep every year, and to meet them, order them and do her damnest to find their owner, is Jean – the guardian angel of Glasgow’s lost objects.
Together with her sidekick Kirsty, Jean rifles through bags, calls ‘HOME’ on mobiles, and thumbs through diary pages in the hope of contacting the owner. And all before the four-week limit runs its course and the lost property is given away for charity, or thrown away. Often Jean and Kirsty’s Amateur detective skills come to good and the rightful owners flood to the hatch to be reunited with their precious possessions. But for all the stories of success, there are a greater number of failures.
This film follows the journey of lost property, taking you behind the scenes and revealing what happens when an objects falls out of its owner’s control. We observe Jean and Kirsty in their tiny kingdom, laughing, bickering… and making up again. Beyond the fascination of random lost property and the enjoyment of observing Jean and Kirsty’s humour, the film is a salute to the honesty of people in Glasgow. It prompts us to ask ourselves: What would I do if I found something lost but valuable?
Screening Formats: Digital File
Supported by: STV, Creative Scotland
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This film was developed as part of This is Scotland, our initiative for up-and-coming filmmakers based in Scotland.
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