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Tartan Features
Beyond Year Zero - Far From the Apple Tree + Echo

Sat 23 March 2019

Tartan Features – Beyond Year Zero - Far From the Apple Tree + Echo (short)

PLEASE ENSURE AN EARLY ARRIVAL AT THE VENUE TO ENSURE ENTRY

Part of the Glasgow Fringe Film Festival 2019

Saturday 23rd March - Afternoon: 13:00 - 15:30 Far From the Apple Tree + Echo (Short)

Starring Sorcha Groundsell, who recently wowed viewers of Netflix’s The Innocents and Victoria Liddelle (The Outlaw King), Far from the Apple Tree is an eclectic mix of ghost story, fairy tale and horror. Evocative of the TV series The Owl Service and films like Valerie and Her Week of Wonders and The Wicker Man with a truly magical soundtrack by Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade/Psychic TV) and Shawn Pinchbeck (The Corporation).

An afternoon of DIY filmmaking including a Q+A with producer Olivia Gifford, and a short film by Scottish filmmaker Aimie Willemse.

Running order:

Introduction 13:00

13:05 – 13:10 Echo – Aimie Willemse, 2018, Short - 5 minutes
13:15- 14:45 – Far From the Apple Tree – Feature, 2019 – 90 minutes
14:45 – 15:30 - Q+A with producer Olivia Gifford on Independent Filmmaking in Scotland.

“One of the most authentic horror films I’ve ever seen. What it accomplishes with zero jump scares, virtually no blood, and a minuscule budget is mind-numbing“ - Modern Horrors

“Disorientating and hallucinatory. Sorcha Groundsell is stunning – a mixture of intelligence and vulnerability. Very affecting. “ - Stephen Thrower, author “The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco”

Echo // Short, Aimie Willemse, Infinite Studios, 2018, 5 minutes

As Hannah goes off exploring an abandoned tunnel alone, she hears someone else in the dark… or something?

Aimie Willemse is a prolific female filmmaker who explores more female centric characters and narratives through the surreal, fantastical lenses of different genres. After years writing and directing shorts across Scotland, and recently in Vancouver she plans to continue to challenging herself as she pursues a career as a director in the Scottish film/TV industry while on route to a debut, genre feature film.

Far From the Apple Tree // Feature, Grant McPhee, 2019, Tartan Features, 90 minutes

A Q+A from producer, Olivia Gifford will follow.

A psychedelic horror that focuses on young art and design student Judith (Sorcha Groundsell from Netflix's The Innocents), who is aspiring to enter the world of art and form a name for herself in the tough industry. She attends an art gallery to see the work of her favourite artist Roberta Rosa, who takes an interest in Judith and invites her to work at her estate. Once there, things take a sinister turn. A Dark, Pop-Art Fairytale filmed on a variety of formats including 35mm, 16mm, Home Processed film and Betamax.

Far From the Apple Tree pushes the boundaries of DIY; rather than following the established rules of low budget filmmaking as a calling card it embraces its budget to create something unique and truly independent.

Olivia Gifford is one half of Scottish based production company Blue Iris Films. Her Production and Production Management credits include Outlander, Joyride and Disco.