Arcadia released in UK cinemas on 21st of June

The critically-acclaimed Hopscotch production Arcadia is coming to UK cinemas on the 21st of June! 

Scouring 100 years of archive footage, BAFTA-winner Paul Wright constructs an exhilarating study of the British people’s shifting — and contradictory — relationship to the land. The film goes on a sensory, visceral journey through the contrasting seasons, taking in folk carnivals and fetes, masked parades, water divining and harvesting. Set to a grand, expressive new score from Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) alongside folk music from the likes of Anne Briggs, Wright’s captivating film essay captures the beauty and brutality, and the magic and madness of rural Britain.

“Arcadia is a revolutionary document” — Paul Kingsnorth, author

“An exhilarating audio-visual journey” — Sight & Sound

“There is magic in this film. 9/10” —  Uncut

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Make Me Up update

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A message from the producers regarding EIFF 2018

"We had been working, excitedly, towards Edinburgh International Film Festival screenings of Make Me Up on the 21st and 24th of June, but unfortunately the film is not going to be completed for those dates. We considered presenting a work in progress, but we would much rather audiences see it for the first time complete and in all its glory, as it's intended to be.

Our post production team, with Rachel, are all working full pelt on the animation, VFX, composition, and sound design and it's looking absolutely incredible.  We know that you will be blown away when you see the world that Rachel has created!

Dates for when Make Me Up will be shown on the BBC will be released soon and there will be additional screenings at cinemas and galleries in the Autumn. 

We would like to thank everyone involved, including EIFF for their continued support and their interest in screening Make Me Up as part of the 2018 Festival."

Make Me Up is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions as part of Represent, and BBC Arts. It is produced by Hopscotch Films and NVA and supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and Creative Scotland.

Two wins for Hopscotch at RTS Scotland Awards!

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We are delighted to have been recognised in three categories by the Royal Television Society Scotland!

Stop All Clocks: WH Auden and the Age of Anxiety (nominated)

Accidental Anarchist
Professional Excellence: Sound (WINNER)

Brian Cox's Russia
Specialist Factual: History (WINNER)

Big thank you to everyone who helped make this happen and congratulations to all the other winners and nominees!

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)