A Good Spell
Feature in Development Supported by BFI network backed Short Circuit's 'First Features' scheme.
In 1970s Glasgow, 11 year old Charlie Adair is an outcast. Growing up in a run-down tenement, he’s bullied at school for being eccentric and effeminate, preferring practicing the ‘Wuthering Heights’ dance routine to playing football.
After Charlie has a vision of his Mum being in an accident, he confronts her about his mysterious powers. But rather than being upset, Charlie’s Mum is excited. Charlie, she tells him, is a witch!
A Good Spell is a heart-filled, character-driven story about mothers and sons; about magic and mental health; and about the power we can hold when we lean into who we really are.
Michael Lee Richardson
In Her Corner
Shooting in April 2021
Lothian Films and Bombito are adapting Mikey Burnett's play which premiered at Edinburgh Fringe 2019.
Teenaged Claire suffers horrific guilt after being involved in a street gang fight and attempts to join her local boxing club both for redemption and protection.
Subverting the usual working-class crime stereotypes, Claire overcomes issues of sexuality, grief and family loyalty.
With support from Scottish boxing legend Josh Taylor.
Written entirely in the North Edinburgh dialect and set around a Pilton boxing club.
Laura McBride & Reece Cargan
The Lord is an Onion
Feature drama in English & Dutch
Irene tries to regain control over her daughter Samantha by attempting to obtain an inheritance while travelling back to her estranged family in Aalst, Belgium.
Once there, they get dragged into a local carnival that not only puts the social order upside down but also the lives of these two women.
A fantastic look at the Aalst carnival in Belgium and those who take part in it
Written & Directed by
TV series in development
Fiona travels with her twins to Loch Lomond to care for her ailing father, but when she discovers his doctor is
a handsome drag king, she is forced to face some personal struggles.
Kings tackles homophobia and sexism and their roots of fear and ignorance.
Its narratives of performance examine expression through art and drag.
The kings in Kings are about performance, about art and about fun.
Short in development
Young Sybill lives in a monochrome world as her Mother's OCD has manifested as a fear of colour.
This stylish short examines the effect and stigma of mental health on those affected and their families.
Written & Directed by