A FILM FOR SCOTLAND:

The Team & Story Behind Documenting The Campaign For Scottish Independence





THE STORY

The 2014 referendum on Scottish independence sparked a revival of political debate in streets and homes across the country.

When a pregnant film maker picked up her camera to follow her idealistic father's activism she thought she was capturing the re-birth of a nation. What she captured instead is an unflinching portrait of a man relentless in faith, a family struggling with obsession and a nation gripped by hope and fear.

This poetic, deeply moving film is the untold story of the heart behind the politics during this historic crossroads for Scotland.


WHY THIS FILM AND WHY NOW?


Observational documentaries are uniquely placed to 'show rather than tell' the essential stories of our time. In todays post-truth world they can provide a unique platform to build bridges of empathy and enable dialogue.

In the face of the UK Government's unwillingness to concede the Scottish Government’s mandate to hold a second referendum; how we move out of this constitutional stalemate is the political question of our time.

We believe there has never been a more important moment to revisit the referendum of 2014; witness again this most energised, peaceful campaign for change and learn any lessons we can.



THE TEAM

JANE MCALLISTER, DIRECTOR


Jane McAllister is a maker of creative, observational documentary films for cinema and television. She directs and edits her own work producing a distinct blend of compassionate, humorous and poetic stories.

Her films to date have won critical acclaim and awards including the Full Frames President’s Award and Chicago Film Festivals’ Silver Hugo for best short documentary.

‘To See Ourselves’ is Jane's first feature length documentary.

LAUREN CLARKE, DISTRIBUTION PRODUCER


Lauren Clarke is a film programmer, curator and researcher based in Glasgow. Currently she is the documentary Programming Associate at TIFF, Industry Programmer at Hot Docs, programmes the experimental strand at Aesthetica Short Film Festival and is a member of Invisible Women Collective.

IONA MARSHALL, SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER & PRODUCTION ASSISTANT


Iona Marshall is a visual/moving image based artist, and aspiring creative director based in Glasgow. She is currently studying her Masters in Art Writing at the Glasgow School of Art.

KIRSTY GEDDES, GRAPHIC DESIGNER


Kirsty Geddes is a multidisciplinary designer based in Dumfries & Galloway. Her creative approach merges meticulous research with conceptual rigour to craft visual outputs that tell compelling visual narratives. She is focused on collaborating with people and organisations who are creating social, cultural and systemic change through the work they do.

MICHAEL NICHOLSON, MARKETING CONSULTANT


Michael Nicholson is a senior marketing and communications consultant, who has worked with a range of home grown organisations and businesses. His background in magazine journalism during the birth and rapid expansion of digital media has provided strong experience in both print and online channels.