Sunday, 10 April 2011

Movie legend inspires city filmmaker

A comment from film legend Sir Sean Connery inspired a Glasgow filmmaker.

Last year the former Bond star said at the Edinburgh International that filmmakers don’t make movies about friendship anymore.

And it was that comment made after the 35th anniversary screening of The Man Who Would Be King that inspired Paul Darroch to pursue his most recent project.

Having made 24 films, the new short called Making Contact is about two best friends who after one night out on the town, decide to stop at a park bench and enter a conversation about life and death.

The first official film premiere was held in the 13th Note Cafe last month.

Paul, from Newton Mearns, said: “The film is based on a dream I had around a year ago. Hopefully the story told in the film will speak for itself but since it is about friendship then it means anyone can relate to it.”

Glasgow Media Access Centre, based at Trongate 103, and a supporter of independent films, nominated the 39-year-old for the best film of the year in 2008 along with an award for film of the month in the same year.

The film and television graduate from Glasgow University also won the best film award for the world development movement film competition at the Scottish climate change march three years ago.

Making Contact was mainly filmed in Rouken Glen Park in Giffnock last September and features Simon Weir, a former Monarch of the Glen star, along with newcomer PJ Barnard.

Source: Evening Times

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