Thursday, 21 August 2008

Gaela Filma Festo

…de la Cape Breton Post:

…The next event on the association’s calendar is a screenwriter’s workshop taking place this weekend at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s. Sydney native and acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and television producer Michael Melski will lead the workshop.

Melski has worked across the Maritimes and in Toronto and Vancouver, wrote Hockey Mom Hockey Dad and Mile Zero, and directed the highest-rated episode of CTV’s Robson Arms. His first full-length feature, Growing Op, will premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival in September….

….MacDermid, who teamed up with writer-director Marc Almon on the successful short Gaelic film The Wake of Calum MacLeod, shot in Cape Breton in 2006, is also spearheading the creation of a festival to be held on the island’s north shore Oct. 3-5.

“This is going to be a 100 per cent all-Gaelic language film festival,” she said, noting it will feature Gaelic films shot in Canada as well as the acclaimed Scottish Gaelic feature film, Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle, which will make its Canadian debut at the festival. Officials with the film, which tells the story of a young man searching for the truth behind the death of his parents and his grandfather’s stories, will travel to Cape Breton for the screening…

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