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Scottish Screen selects New Found Films for 2005

Two talented teams of Scottish filmmakers have been selected, from among a huge range of entries, to produce features under the New Found Films scheme run jointly by Scottish Screen, Scottish Television and Grampian Television.
‘Night People’, a drama written by Adrian Mead and Jack Dickson, tells four stories that unfold over one night in Edinburgh involving a group of characters who never actually meet but are connected by the people and circumstances they encounter. The film will be directed by Adrian Mead and produced by Clare Kerr for Mead Kerr Productions.
Clare Kerr, who will produce Night People, said: "Adrian, Jack and I are really, really pleased to get this opportunity and we are looking forward to working with the people who have supported us through short films. We can't wait to see Night People on the big screen and we have really enjoyed the development process."
Paul Gavin and Robbie Fraser are to produce ‘GAMERz’, their first 90-minute feature film.
GAMERz will go into production in January and will premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2005. GAMERz is a Glaswegian comedy with a twist of fantasy, set in a world of “freaks and geeks”. The film deals with friendship, betrayal, violence and total escapism, its hero being a weird megalomaniac who, to escape his own humdrum life, invents worlds for others to play in so he can control them. Written and to be directed by Robbie Fraser, GAMERz will be produced by Paul Gavin, also Director of Photography, for Extra Veg Films.
"The variety and quality of the entries this year was very high and the panel who picked the two projects were delighted with the enthusiasm and commitment shown by the teams who won through. I am looking forward to working with them and seeing their films screened next year," said Carole Sheridan, Scottish Screen's Development Executive who has been involved with New Found Films from the beginning and who will be one of the Executive Producers.
Agnes Wilkie, Head of Features at Scottish Television, who will also act as Executive Producer, said: "We received a number of outstanding entries for New Found Films 2005, exemplifying the huge amount of creative talent we have here in Scotland. It was very difficult to make our final selection. However the two successful projects are of an exceptionally high standard and we very much look forward to working with both teams in the development of their films."

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