Posted on 3rd July 2012
Some excellent photos of the relay leg between Berwick and Skipton... what an adventure!
Posted on 29th June 2012
It was like Killing Games and the Useless Dog screening all over again; there we were, setting up Hansel in a livestock auction mart, and what a great space it was. The staff and volunteers made us so welcome - and the Chairman of the Mart Theatre Board is Shetlander James Paton! Lovely to see him, although he did manage to lead Simon astray in Skipton on Wednesday night, taking advantage of the fact that I was sitting on the runway at Aberdeen airport at the time, in a broken plane.
Posted on 28th June 2012
See two more brilliant photos from the Hansel of Film screening in Berwick Upon Tweed
Posted on 25th June 2012
Now this really was a special afternoon. Not only were we SOLD OUT two days in advance (well, booked out – it is free after all!) but lots of Hansel film makers turned up as well. We had the makers of Archie, I Love Shoe, Eleanor – the Union Choir, Jason Party Animal and Jason and The Precious Vase there, all of whom had films showing in the Berwick programme. We also had a visit from the maker of Zombie Asockalypse, one of our favourite films, who had been invited to Berwick to be interviewed for The BBC Culture Show.
Posted on 21st June 2012
Today started with a challenge. The space we had at The Brewery Arts Centre made sightlines for the audience very difficult, plus the projectors were struggling somewhat. Still, between Simon, the Brewery tecchies, Cara and myself we managed to sort something out in time for the screening.
Posted on 19th June 2012
The day started bright and early at St Ninian's Hall, where a doughty band of Machars Movie folk and Hansel team members convened for filming the maddest relay since The Wacky Races. This was borne from the crazed imagination of Mike Marshall, for whom carrying the canisters from one venue to the next was simply not enough.......
Posted on 19th June 2012
Where to start? Perhaps by saying that the Isle of Whithorn was the best example yet of how Hansel is meant to work and how it's meant to feel. What a day! And it started early, picking Kirsten Hendry up from the station, and barreling off to Wigtown along with our minibus load of cute Highland dancers.
Posted on 18th June 2012
Shetland Arts is delighted to announce that Jean Urquhart, MSP for the Highlands and Islands, has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament recognising the launch of Hansel of Film.
Posted on 17th June 2012
After a LONG journey yesterday, taking in some of the most breath-taking landscape in Scotland, we arrived in Ayr. Or at least at the outskirts of Ayr at the Travelodge, just off a giant roundabout. After a power breakfast of cornflakes we set off to find the University of the West of Scotland. This proved much harder than we thought – we found it but couldn't find where we were supposed to be. After an hour and a half of vintage Kathy-panic we found our way in, and to a very warm welcome from lecturer Stuart Hepburn who has been promoting the event for us here.
Posted on 15th June 2012
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.