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Scottish features Accelerated

Creative Scotland’s inaugural Accelerator feature development programme has selected seven Scottish features

Creative Scotland’s inaugural Accelerator feature development programme has selected seven Scottish features.

They are: Creedwith producer Karen Smyth and writer Jonathan Barraclough; Fanatical with producers Claire Mundell and Wendy Griffin and writer Audrey Gillan; Mainland with producer Kathy Speirs and writers Raymond Friel and Derek Boyle; Monica Pink Pet Shrink with writer Frances O’Neill and director Tim Pope; Seen with writer/director Jeremy Raison; Shows with writer/director Martin Smith; Smokeheads with producer/writer Alan McKenna, writer David Ireland, director Ron Scalpello and producer Carole Sheridan. 

They will be mentored by the likes of producer Andrea Calderwood and script editor Kate Leys.

The projects were selected by Creative Scotland, Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and a panel of industry experts.

Caroline Parkinson, director of creative development, Creative Scotland, said: “with the guidance of expert industry advisors, Accelerator aims to prepare projects editorially and to arm the creative teams involved with a strong understanding of the realities of the current market for film finance.”

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