From Scotland With Love was Produced by Faction North
KEY CREATIVES / CREW
Director – Virginia Heath
Composer – King Creosote (Kenny Anderson)
Producer – Grant Keir
Editor – Colin Monie
Music Supervisor / Sound Design – David McAulay
Producers – Heather Croall & Mark Atkin
Edit Assistant – Florian Nonnenmacher
Archive Researcher – Stella Heath Keir
Researcher – Richard Warden
Production Manager – Emily Morgan
Music recorded & mixed by Paul Savage & David McAulay at Chem19.
Post Production – Serious Facilities / Savalas
DIRECTOR – VIRGINIA HEATH
Virginia Heath is a multi-award-winning writer and film director with UK and New Zealand nationality currently living and working in Edinburgh. She has just completed directing the feature length archive and live music documentary “From Scotland With Love” (75″) for Creative Scotland and the BBC.
Her short film “Relativity” (10″) won “Best Short Film” at the Berlin International Film Festival (2002) and was nominated for the European Film Academy Awards. She won a National Film Board of Canada Cross Media Challenge Award (2009) for the “My Dangerous Loverboy” Film and Cross Platform Project.
Virginia began her film career as an editor, then directed a series of international arts documentaries for Channel 4″s “Rear Window” and “Arthouse” Series including “Memories of Sekoto”, “Carlo Levi Stopped Here” and “Songs From The Golden City” on South African jazz legends, The Manhattan Brothers. Her fiction shorts “Deep Freeze” (15″) and “Point Annihilation” (30″) were screened at several international festivals including The Hamptons, New York, Message to Man in St Petersburg, London and St Tropez.
Her upcoming feature thriller, “Mystery Ride”, scheduled to shoot in October / November 2014, has Trust Nordisk attached as Sales Agent, stars Sam Neill and Peter Mullan, and is supported in development by The New Zealand Film Commission and Creative Scotland.
Virginia currently has a TV Crime Serial, “Year of The Monkey” in development with Wall to Wall Media / Warner Bros and her feature thriller “Bitter Little Twist” has been supported in development by Creative Scotland. Her body of work features a distinctive directorial style and a strong visual look to explore her signature filmic themes: sex, death, love, betrayal, trust, and desire.
http://vimeo.com/virginiaheath / http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1141538/
COMPOSER – KENNY ANDERSON / KING CREOSOTE
Kenny Anderson is one of Scotland’s most acclaimed, and most prolific, singer songwriters. He is perhaps best known for Diamond Mine (2011), his Mercury-nominated collaboration with Jon Hopkins.
Diamond Mine’s “beautiful songs about ageing and loss” (Five Stars, The Guardian) were set around Anderson’s home in the East Neuk of Fife and excavated from his extensive back-catalogue which, to date, spans over 50 albums, many self-released on his well-loved (and highly influential) DIY label, Fence. Other key LPs in the KC canon include Kenny and Beth’s Musakal Boatrides (Domino, 2003), Rocket DIY (Domino, 2005), KC Rules OK (Names, 2005) and Bombshell (Names, 2007) and Flick the Vs (Domino, 2009).
A squeezebox virtuoso with a penchant for lyrical wordplay and a voice to die (or certainly cry) for, Anderson’s early musical exploits saw him helming early-mid 90s bluegrass-punks The Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra and Khartoum Heroes before retreating to a four-track recorder and a solo moniker. He has recorded as King Creosote ever since.
Anderson’s 2013 releases included an EP collection entitled That Might Well Be It, Darling (Domino) and Experimental Batch #26 (a Dewar House collaboration also starring Raghu Dixit, FOUND’s Lomond Campbell and Slow Club among others) – as well as a single with folk singer Heidi Talbot. He also played a starring role in Songs in the Key of Fife, Vic Galloway’s recent book about King Creosote, KT Tunstall, The Beta Band and the kinships therein.
He has just completed a soundtrack for filmmaker Virginia Heath that is set to premiere around 2014’s Commonwealth Games. “I’m amazed at how epic it sounds,” he says of the film score. “Along with the KC band, I got Pete Harvey [The Leg] to arrange the strings, and Kevin Brolly [Admiral Fallow] on woodwind, and we had this six-part choir that included Jill from Sparrow and the Workshop, Jenny Reeve and Louis from Admiral Fallow. I’m really excited about it.”
PRODUCER – GRANT KEIR
Grant Keir is an experienced film, documentary and cross platform producer whose recent credits include the feature “A Very Unsettled Summer” with multi-award-winning writer / director Anca Damian starring Jamie Sives and Ana Ularu. An international co-production with Film i Vaast (Sweden), BBC Scotland, Aparte Film (Romania) and the Czech Republic, the film is currently being sold by Insomnia.
Grant’s Edinburgh based production company, Faction North, is in development with four projects backed by Creative Scotland including “Caledonia Australis”, with BBC Scotland and Screen Australia, “Mystery Ride”, with New Zealand Film Commission, “Megacorp” with Film Victoria (Australia), and the thriller “Bitter Little Twist” with Ireland.
Grant’s producing credits include the Berlinale winning short film, “Relativity”, the internationally successful shorts “Point Annihilation”, “Deep Freeze” and “Takeaway”; documentaries such as “Songs From The Golden City” for Channel 4; the Series “A Whole Other Ball Game” for the BBC; and Associate Producer credits on the feature length music film “Arctic Monkeys, Live at the Apollo” and the Warp X Thriller, “Hush”.
Grant is an EAVE graduate, attends all the major film markets and festivals, has an extensive network of national and international contacts and is an active member of the Sheffield Doc/Fest Board. Grant has produced films and TV programmes on four continents for financiers including BBC, C4, BFI, ARTE, ABC (Australia), UKFC, National Film Board of Canada, Screen Yorkshire, EM Media and NFM.
EDITOR – COLIN MONIE
After studying Film and Drama at university, Colin started working in the BBC Film Unit in Glasgow. Following its closure, he became freelance and has been working professionally in cutting rooms now for almost thirty years. Colin has been fortunate enough to have worked on features directed by Peter Mullan, Deepa Mehta and David Mackenzie which have won the Venice, San Sebastian and Edinburgh Festivals; the Discovery Award at Toronto; the Evening Standard Award; and multiple BAFTA Scotland Awards.
Deepa Mehta’s “Water” was Oscar nominated, and “The Magdalene Sisters” was nominated for the best European Film Award. Maja Borg’s documentary “Future My Love” was nominated for the Michael Powell Award. Samantha Morton’s “Unloved” won the BAFTA for Best Single Drama. Colin was nominated for a BIFA Technical Achievement Award for the music on Mackenzie’s “Hallam Foe” and for a Genie Award for editing “Water’.
His television work includes the BAFTA- and RTS-winning “Cops”, BBC’s “Field of Blood” and, recently, “Shetland”. With a special interest in music, Colin has worked on film projects with David Byrne, Jazz and Youth, Nitin Sawhney and Colleen, as well as with Mychael Danna, Craig Armstrong and Patrick Doyle.
MUSIC SUPERVISOR / SOUND DESIGN – DAVID MCAULAY
David McAulay has been working in the music industry for 15 years as artist, producer, composer, sound designer and, more recently, music supervisor. As is so often the case, his first foray was with his own band; in this instance, Terra Diablo, with whom he had his first opportunity to observe record making from the other side of the glass, and on both sides of the Atlantic. These experiences drove him into the studio (Chem19) with a strong desire to make the records that bands really wanted to make.
His skills in the studio and as a musician give him the scope to work with a variety of styles, such as the experimental indulgences of Remember Remember on their last album The Quickening (nominated for Scottish Album of The Year 2011) and the rich musical traditions of Shetland Fiddler Jenna Reid. His recent projects include work with artists Delta Mainline (on their critically acclaimed new album Oh! Enlightened), Mogwai, Mike Heron and Trembling Bells, Burntisland, Beecake, and Moth and The Mirror.
As composer, he has had his work used by The BBC, Channel 4, Seat Automobiles, Nintendo, Nordea Bank and various award-winning dramas and documentaries (including the BAFTA-nominated “The Last Regal Kingsize”). David also lectures in audio engineering.
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