A Good Spell - heads to Torino via Madrid

Our feature project 'A Good Spell' has been selected to take part in the prestigious Torino Film Lab. Taking place in Madrid during September 2021.


The film

A Good Spell is currently in development with BFI Network backed Short Circuit in Scotland


Set in 1970s Glasgow, this film tells the story of 13 year old Charlie Adair - a bullied effeminate outcast, who prefers dancing to Kate Bush over playing football.


When his mother tells him he’s a witch, Charlie has to learn to find power in his own uniqueness.


'Bubblegum Boy' Maryhill 1970s - photograph used with permission of Douglas Corrance

The script is being written by BAFTA winning writer Michael Lee Richardson and will be produced by Bombito's Reece Cargan.


TFL Extended - Project Development - Feature Film

TFL Extended - Film was created for teams of international professionals, with projects at an early development stage who are willing to 'dive deep into the writing process through an intensive development workshop'.


Participants will have the rare opportunity to discuss their work in group sessions and one-to-one meetings with high profile tutors and to develop their projects with the help of a creative team of talented writers.


Writer - Michael Lee Richardson

A Good Spell is a story I’m really passionate about telling, and it’s in such a good place for the Lab.
I’m really excited to meet the tutors and the other participants, and to start putting some meat on the bones of this story.
I’m so grateful to Short Circuit and Screen Scotland for their support - I definitely wouldn’t have been able to attend the Lab without it.

Producer - Reece Cargan

Twenty five international projects were picked and we are excited to be one of them.
We can't wait to get started. Thanks to Screen Scotland and Short Circuit for their continued support.

More information

Find out more about Torino film lab.