currently developing feature material with Morrison.
Inﬂuences DJing, which he considers to be editing
See What Do Busy Peep/e Do All Day? Where Aired three times on BBC2. may play again
KARA JOHNSTON, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/
Background Johnston studied visual communication at the ECA. Her graduation film, Body And Sow. made wrth fellow student Adrian J. MacDowall. won the BAFTA New Talent award last year. She produced the BAFTA Best Short Film wrnner Who's My Favourite Girl? With her ECA cohorts MacDowall. Kenny Gold and Joern Utkilen, and is currently working with the same team on Toon Fair.
Inﬂuences Art. writing. films
See Toon Fair, Who's My Favourite Girl?
Where EIFF. August; Shooting Gallery. Channel 4. later in the year
ANNA JONES, DIRECTOR Background Jones studied theatre at Dartington College of Art. Devon. before travelling, teaching English and gaining some filmmaking experience as a trainee at Pilton Video in Edinburgh. Having helped with the production of some shorts for the FVA‘s Small Wonders series. Jones is Currently directing her first documentary. Working titled Sky High.
Inﬂuences DOCumentaries about ‘ordinary people‘s lives and sides of seeiety that are usually ignored' See Sky High
Where Possible Small Wonders screening, Filmhouse. Edinburgh
BECKY LLOYD, PRODUCER Background Lloyd studied
Adrian J. MacDowell’s Who’s My Favourite Girl won
numerous accolades, not least the BAFTA for best short film.
. architecture and art histOry at the UniverSity of
. Edinburgh before
‘ working on a number of shorts including the award-Winning Love From Above. In 1994 she set up Nippy Sweeties theatre company wrth Ll? Loclihead. and in 1995 became the co—director of Edinburgh's Fringe Film And Video Festival. In 1997 Lloyd co-founded new media company Screenbase With David Cumings and produced a number of films including Fraser MacDonald's Lay Of The Land. Martin Morrison's What Do Busy People Do All Day? and Andy Goddard's Rice, Paper. Stars. the last two films being BAFTA Scotland award Winner and nominee. respectively. Lloyd Currently has a number of film and new media projects in development including a DV feature with Morrison. Manthi'ng. Inﬂuences ‘None spring to mind'; her career. though mercurial. hasn't been planned
See Rice. Paper. Stars
Where Cameo. Edinburgh. 29 April
CALUM MACDONALD, DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR/ PROP BUILDER , Background MacDonald graduated from ECA in 1995 with the film Diwne lnspr‘ratron: . ‘God haVing a bad 4 day at the office.' is " how he describes it. He is Currently finishing a second film. a SD model animation based on work by the American illustrator Edward Gorey. He describes The Gash/ycrumb times as 'a rhyming A—Z. a Victorian cautionary tale. He has also applied to Cineworks to make a live action film. The Cairn. and is working on The Window Cleaner with director Steven Morrison with whom he collaborated on Frog. Inﬂuences Jan Svankmajer. biology. natural histOry
See The Gasoierumb tines Where Currently being submitted to film festitals
FRASER MACDONALD, WRITER/DIRECTOR Background Born in Ayrshire. MacDonald studied film at Napier University. before going on to the National Film And Telewsion School. His films include Edinburgh F’uh Tales. the FUJI Scholarship winner Stand Up, the British Film Institute New Directors entry Lav Of The Land. Simple Things, which played at last year's EIFF. and NFTS graduation film Green Green Lanes. Now London-based. MacDonald is currently writing two features. the Ayrshire-based Sofie Boy and Strange Town. He is also writing a book. Pl’O/(JCl/OIIS 72: Film Schools. Inﬂuences James Kelman. Alan Clarke. late Scotland Winger DaVie Cooper
See Green Green Lanes
Where EIFF. August
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ADRIAN J. MACDOWALL, WRITER/DIRECTOR Background MacDowall studied film at ECA. graduating in 2000 wrth his enormously popular debut Who My Favourite Girl. The film went on to reap numerous accolades. not least the 1999 BAFTA award for Best Short Film, and is showing this month on FilmFour as part of the Made In Britain season. Havrng recently completed his Masters at ECA. MacDowall's follow- up. Toon Fair. was made With funding through Cineworks and is due to premiere at this year's EIFF. He is currently developing storyboards for four feature films and writing a comedy drama series in collaboration wrth four other writers.
Inﬂuences Martin Scorsese. Ken Loach. Mike Leigh. Bill Douglas
See Toon Fair
Where EIFF. August
JOHN MACKENZIE, WRITER/DlRECTOR/ PRODUCER
Background MacKenzre graduated in film/photography and televrsion from Napier Universny in 1997. He now has
i his own company A2 Films. On the instigation of his mother. he entered a one-minute spoof on a car advertisement for the JPSFA and has now been shortlisted among the final eleven nominees. He is >
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