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Lost Treasure

    Original music
    Project: Lost Treasure
    Client: Glasgow Film
    Filmmaker: Minttu Mäntynen / Dawn Cine Group
    Voice: Drew Wright

    I worked on this with singer Drew Wright and filmmaker Minttu Mantynen. Lost Treasure is an unfinished project by The Dawn Cine Group, a 1950s film-making collective from Glasgow with political and social objectives. Working with the 40 minutes of silent black and white footage and the original script, we made a new piece in response to this material and the ideas contained within it, many or which are live today – including land reform, urbanisation and the rural economy.

    Commissioned by the Glasgow Short Film Festival as the Opening Gala event for the 2016 edition, the film toured with a live score UK-wide. There was coverage in The Guardian, The Wire, The List, Glasgow Film, Product and a couple of pieces on the BBC news. Via this coverage, we were able to meet with some of the relatives of the original group, including the wife of the lead actor William MacGregor (94), their son, and other relatives of the group, many of whom feature in the film as children.

    Photo: Jassy Earl

    Live screenings

    Wednesday 16 Mar 2016
    Glasgow Film Theatre
    Opening event of Glasgow Short Film Festival

    Saturday 16 April 2016
    Hippodrome Cinema, Bo’ness

    Sunday 17 April 2016
    Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

    Thursday 21 April 2016
    Merlin Cinema, Thurso
    (In partnership with Lyth Arts Centre)

    Friday 22 April 2016
    Timespan, Helmsdale

    Saturday 23 April 2016
    Eden Court, Inverness

    Thursday 28 April 2016
    Filmhouse, Edinburgh
    (Part of The Folk Film Gathering)

    Saturday 13 August
    Pittenweem Arts Festival

    Thursday 25 August
    Lochinver (with Screen Machine)
    BFI Britain on Film project in association with Made on Our Land)

    Friday 23 September 2016
    The Core at Corby
    Part of the Nene Valley Festival.

    Sun 1 Jan 2017
    Playfair Library, Edinburgh
    Part of This:Land / Scot:Lands with a live score of John Grierson‘s Drifters from Jason Singh. Presented by A Kind of Seeing.