Two nominations for Hopscotch Films at RTS Awards

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We are delighted to be recognised in two categories by the Royal Television Society Scotland! Brian Cox's Russia is nominated for Specialist Factual: History. And Stop All the Clocks: WH Auden in the Age of Anxiety is nominated for Specialist Factual: Arts. 

Congrats to all the nominees, we'll see you on the big night!

Long Night at Blackstone catch up on iplayer

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Easter may be over but there's still time to catch up on Long Night at Blackstone! Find it on the iplayer here.

Reviews are in...

"From McIntosh’s natural comedy chops – where you have been all my life? – to Wilson Nimmo’s on the money telly luvvie, Blackstone was a hoot and a half. As for John Gordon Sinclair, it should be the law that he is cast in every BBC Scotland comedy." Alison Rowat - The Herald

"...some funny lines and delightful comedic twists: there's a neat spin on the traditional motif of strangers entering a bar-room full of locals, while Michie enjoyably plays on the laird's well-heeled arrogance." Brian Donaldson, The List

Sneak Peek: Long Night at Blackstone coming soon!

Following the success of West Skerra Light, Greg Hemphill is back with another hilarious spooktacular Long Night at Blackstone. Along with co-writer Donald Mcleary, Hemphill reunites with his comedy/horror cast members John Gordon Sinclair, Lorraine McIntosh, John Michie, Julie Wilson Nimmo, and a special guest star, who will remain, for now, a Scooby Doo mystery.

Long Night at Blackstone will broadcast on Easter Monday 2nd April 9pm on BBC1 Scotland. It is also available on the iplayer across the UK. 

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The story

Faye Bowers is the host of a low rent paranormal activity show, a master of trickery and pretence, but she is desperate to be taken seriously as a journalist.  When she learns that the show is to be axed, she is determined to go out with a bang.  The venue for the final show is the mysterious Blackstone Manor, a huge dilapidated pile inhabited by the Laird of Blackstone, and full of stories of past horrors. Though the filming day starts normally enough, it soon becomes apparent that all is not right, and for the very first time in the show's history the ghosts may in fact be real, and very dangerous. Battling backstabbing colleagues as well as the terrors in the house, Faye finds herself making a show that could catapult her career into the big league - if she can survive the night.

 John Michie as the Laird of Blackstone

John Michie as the Laird of Blackstone

 John Gordon Sinclair as Pat Tomorrow

John Gordon Sinclair as Pat Tomorrow

 Lorraine McIntosh as Faye Bowers

Lorraine McIntosh as Faye Bowers

 The Ghost Haunt team: Producer Dom (Wilson Nimmo) Faye Bowers (McIntosh) Pat Tomorrow (Gordon Sinclair)

The Ghost Haunt team: Producer Dom (Wilson Nimmo) Faye Bowers (McIntosh) Pat Tomorrow (Gordon Sinclair)

Watch Accidental Anarchist online now

In life, if you change reality in one single space, you’re changing the world.

The BAFTA nominated feature length documentary Accidental Anarchist is now available to watch online.

Carne Ross was a government highflyer. A career diplomat who believed Western Democracy could save us all. But working inside the system he came to see its failures, deceits and ulterior motives. He felt at first hand the corruption of power. After the Iraq war Carne became disillusioned, quit his job and started searching for answers. This film traces his journey across the globe as he tries to find an answer to the question so many people today are asking themselves – isn’t there a better way? 
For Carne there is. Anarchism offers a solution to the brutalities of Capitalism and the dishonesties of Democracy.

Glasgow Film Festival screens Arcadia

Coming to cinema screens in Glasgow, Paul Wright's Arcadia- a poetic and provocative journey into British rural lands.   Created from 100 years of archive footage from the British Film Institute, and scored by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) Arcadia is set to mesmerise audiences. 

See it on the big screen:

Sunday 25th February 20:55 GFT

Monday 26th February 10:45 GFT

Tickets here

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Arcadia screens at BFI London Film Festival

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Scouring 100 years of footage from the BFI National Archive, BAFTA®-winner Paul Wright constructs an exhilarating study of Britain’s shifting – and contradictory – relationship to the land. Wright (For Those in Peril) crafts a dense poetic essay of wonder, hope, horror and decay – drawing on inspiration from The Wicker Man to Winstanley. Through an intoxicating array of material, we follow an unnamed protagonist from the future as she travels through the metaphorical ‘seasons’: Spring’s romantic agricultural idyll long gone; Summer’s innocence of a village fête side-by-side with dark earthy folk rituals and eruptions of Britain’s Pagan past; Autumn’s abandonment of the land, the emergence of urbanisation and the creation of new towns; and Winter’s political turmoil, extremism and division, as nature reacts with violent storms. Set to a grand, expressive score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), Wright’s captivating film essay was conceived before Brexit, but it’s impossible not to see the film through the prism of it.

Arcadia will screen on Sunday 8th and Wednesday 11th of October.

Tickets available here