Exciting news that 1745 – A Short Film has been officially selected for the 61st edition of the BFI London Film Festival 2017. It will be screening on October 5th at 6.15pm at Curzon Soho in Screen 1 AND October 6th at 8.50pm at the BFI Southbank in Screen NFT2. 1745 will be featured with other International shorts in the Shorts: ‘Thrill of the Chase’ Strand.
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.
Directed by Gordon Napier (MFA Film Directing, Screen Academy Scotland, ECA) and produced by John McKay, 1745 had its UK Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival in June. The film, commissioned by the Scottish Film Talent Network, was written by Scots Nigerian Morayo Akandé, who along with her sister Moyo play the two female leads.
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).