1745 begins its festival run
Gordon Napier (MFA Film Directing, Screen Academy Scotland, ECA) recently won a commission from Scottish Film Talent Network to direct his new period drama 1745 which finished shooting in November 2016. The 1745 shoot went very well and the film was delivered to SFTN. It is now off around the festivals circuit and will be touring Scotland as part of the Scottish Shorts showcase starting next month.
1745 tells the story of Emma and Rebecca Atkin, sisters taken as slaves from Nigeria to the West Indies as children in the early 18th century, who are brought back to Scotland by their "predatory" master. They later flee to the Highlands, pursued by their master. 1745 is written by Scots Nigerian Morayo Akandé, who along with her sister Moyo will play the two slave girls. 1745 was produced by John McKay.
Gordon Napier is currently working on developing his first feature film with John McKay and Compact Pictures and just finished Production Managing an SFTN Emerging Talent short for director Iain Mitchel and Producer Deanne Cunningham (Cold Feet-ITV etc).