September saw us filming with the marvellous David Whitney, who joined our set to play psychiatrist Dr Lloyd.
Also welcomed on set were A/C Steven Cook and sound man Paul Hartmann.
We shot at Henry’s Cellar Bar, the famous Edinburgh music venue.
Here’s some images, photographed by the amazing Thomas Morgan.
We are proud to be promoting our colleague’s production at Edinburgh Fringe!
Elspeth Turner co-stars in UNF but before she wraps shooting she’s performing at the world’s biggest arts festival in a play by her company Stoirm Og.

Spectretown

Inspired by the bothy ballads of Scotland’s North East, playwright Elspeth Turner (The Idiot at the Wall, 2012) and acclaimed director Matthew Lenton (Vanishing Point) explore the fraying boundaries between past, present, and future. Weaving poetry, Doric, wild horses, and song, this courageous new play deftly wrestles with tradition, power, and the loneliness of modern life.
Spectretown plays at Assembly Hall at 13:30 and runs ’til 31st August.
Tickets can be booked here
So the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival has passed and after a whole load of films, talks, seminars, meetings, dinners & drinks receptions, I can finally make sense of what’s happened…
I was invited to participate in the Ideas Lab – a collaboration between EIFF and the Wellcome Trust involving 10 scientists and 10 screenwriters. The aim was to connect and gain inspiration from the latest scientific developments in order to develop film ideas.
The plan worked! Seminars, presentations, discussions and debates were followed by drinks, dinners and panel-based talks.
We toured biochemistry and 3-D printing labs at Heriot Watt university.
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Healthy debate and much food for thought.
As well as the lab, I saw 13 films.
Highlights include the heartbreaking and brilliant AMY, plus the gorgeously-shot & surprising Australian thriller CUT SNAKE, the brilliant DOPE which had the best soundtrack, Scott Graham’s beautiful IONA and the stunning NORFOLK – my favourite film of the festival.
Full of inspiration & gratitude.
Now there’s many scripts to write & much work to do.
In February we were shooting the latest segment of UNF.
4 days in a flat on Leith Walk. 3 actors, 7 crew.
Here’s a couple of images from the shoot, snapped by the ultra-talented Thomas Morgan.
It’s been a busy start to 2015!
Lyre and our comrades at Dotbot were commissioned by people in California to create a film detailing the system of money / debt in the US economy.
With a fantastic cast & crew we shot at Summerhall over one January weekend.
Ahead of the film’s release, here’s some images by ace lighting man / photographer Thomas Morgan.

 

YOU DID IT !!!

Through the generosity of contributors our target on Indiegogo was achieved !!

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£4,023 was raised which enables us to complete the shooting of our new feature.
The support has been amazing. Messages of encouragement have been coming in for the last 35 days. This week we’ll be busy sending out rewards to the people who contributed.
It’s been a rewarding, happy campaign – a great chance to explain to people the film we’re making & why. Now, we’re planning the next stage of the shooting in January. Much work to do.
THANK YOU PEOPLE !!
Love, light, peace X

 

Hallo!
Shooting has begun on our new feature – a road movie love story. JACOB adjusts to his new life in the city. EVA is the secret daughter of Ingmar Bergman. They collide into each others’ world.
Whilst telling an entertaining story, this film aims to celebrate the hope, humour & inspiration of people with schizophrenia, and shed some light on this psychiatric disorder.
For 3 years I’ve been conducting research, and examining the responsibilities that lie with filmmakers. Advice & thoughts of Professor Stephen Lawrie have been invaluable.
“The arts, and film in particular, have a role in reducing the stigmatization of mental illness, and they provide opportunities to hear stories about mental illness in a way that corrects the myths and stereotypes people have about these conditions.”
Professor Stephen Lawrie, Head of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
Check out our fundraising page to find out more:

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