4 Claws. He has also written a short for Channel 4's Dogme season, Baby, One More Time. and directed the 50- minute documentary. Generation Next. for the same channel. Metzstein and

Lothian's first feature collaboration. the 5

Glasgow-shot upbeat after-hours comedy Late Night Shopping, received much critical praise at the Berlin Film FesnvaL

Influences Lothian: 'The Garage in Sauchiehall Street'; Metzstein: “Frank Zappa and my fear of flying'

See Late Night Shopping

Where On general release from 22 June

EWAN MORRISON, WRITER, DIRECTOR Background From Wick. Morrison studied at GSA and has since made five shOrts, including I Saw You. Inspired by i the section of the same name in this very magazine. the film won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Regional Programme. He's currently developing a low-budget DV feature film to be shot in London next year but is keeping the details strictly under wraps. Influences Hal Hartley See /Saw You Where Look out for repeats on Scottish TV

MARTIN MORRISON, WRITER, DIRECTOR Background Morrison studied filmmaking at Napier University, where he made two student films, Kettle People for Channel 4 and Arch Enemy. He then worked as assistant editor then editor and finally director, making other shorts including What Do Busy People Do All Day?. a best short Scottish BAFTA winner. Surf '3 Up for Channel 4's road movie series and Blaggers for Channel 4's Dogme series. Morrison's passion is for dramas, but he earns a living making factual films such as the documentary about the history of hardcore porn, A Hundred Years Of Hardcore. to be screened on Channel 4 in June. He has two features in development, Manthing and lAm Debbie Davies.

Influences The east coast Scottish collective filmmaking scene

See Busy People

Where Hopefully at the Cameo. Edinburgh and GFT. Glasgow

STEVEN MORRISON, WRITER/DIRECTOR/ PRODUCTION DESIGNER Background Morrison studied Land Economics at Paisley and became a chartered surveyor. During that time he and his friends were going out with video cameras and learning to make

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films. Spind/etree was his first. which was followed by Morrison's big project. Frog. a nightmare fantasy which he directed and created the animatronic effects over eighteen months in a shed at the bottom of the garden. Frog scored highly at the BAFTA Scotland New Talent awards. He is currently in pre- production on The Window Cleaner about “a greedy boy whose eyes grow bigger until he turns into a cyclops'. Influences William Blake. Leonora Carrington, Nick Cave, Tom Waits. Dead Can Dance

See Frog

Where French television, Scottish cinemas later this year

DUNCAN NICOLL, DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR/ STORYBOARD ARTIST Background Since studying sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone. Dundee. Nicoll has mostly worked on animation shorts. including Block which was a prizewinner at the Bradford Animation Festival. and Horsehair, produced and co-written with Jo White. which was selected to launch BT's getoutthere. com website. He's keen to pursue the live action side of filmmaking. Influences David Lynch, Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam

See Horsehair

Where At the end of rental copies of The Blair Witch Project. Info: duncan@traverse.co.uk

SUNNI O’CONNOR, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR Background O'Connor began her career supplementing video work with earnings as a lighting technician at the Edinburgh International Festival. She completed an MA in film and television at Napier University where she made ten shorts back to back. O'Connor has also co- produced the German film And She Smi/ed and has since produced and directed the ‘arty documentaries' Poster Wars. Metacorpus: Animated Body Appendages and Metacorpus: The Documentary as well as a drama. The Wee Secret. O‘Connor is currently producing the New Found Land film Saved with writer-director Christeen Winifield and developing an all-girl road movie feature. A Long Way Home. with two female comedians.

Influences David Lynch, Federico Fellini

See Saved

Where EIFF, August: Scottish TV next year


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Lesley Halliday’s Quickstep



O’Connor is developing an all-girl road movie.

Crispen Hayes’ Animating Raploch