We had our first screening on the road last night in lovely Ullapool at the mighty Screen Machine. Donnie arrived in style in his MG Midget, Shetland flag proudly fluttering from the windscreen, to a chorus of cheers and clapping.
Then a small but very appreciative audience watched the short films made in Shetland and in the Highlands and Islands, applauding each one.
You can see the programme below:
You can view these films online here:
- Henry and the Puffins
- Battle of the Juices
- In the Drink
- Unst Bus Shelter
- Love Letters in the Sand
- Road to Recovery
- How Handy
- The Shoes
- Bus Stop
- I Dream of Morphine
- Heart of Ice
- Little Mill of Happiness - Article of Faith
- Untitled Until it has a Name
- Day in the Life of a Dog
- Hamish for the Hight Jump
When they finished, Kevin introduced us to his bike, Solan, and explained the joys of fixed-gear cycling to the audience, before riding through the cinema and out to shouts of 'Go Kevin!', 'Woohoo!' and other encouragement.
Then it was down to The Ceilidh Place for Voe Bakery bannocks, tea and a glass of wine with members of the audience – Simon and Cara filmed some lovely feedback from them. (Henry and the Puffins is clearly going to be a big hit).
Special thanks must go to the wonderful Neil from Screen Machine, without a doubt the most helpful and patient projectionist ever to drive a big truck.
Kevin left on Solan at the back of 6.00am, remarking that “It was a bit breezy”. The understatement of the day. We'll catch up with him later this morning in Inverness where we will ply him with more cream cakes to keep up his blood sugar levels. We'll have one with him, but only to keep him company. Onwards – to Ayr – and to The University of the West of Scotland for a Saturday lunch-time screening.