Exclusive ‘EE Film Stories: BAFTA Scotland' Production To Headline The Annual British Academy Scotland Awards
- EE Film Stories: BAFTA Scotland announced to open the live-stream of the annual British Academy Scotland Awards, heroing the nation’s film, games and television industry and celebrating how technology is keeping the industry connected through change
- Industry renowned supervising location manager Lloret MacKenna Dunn, from Argyll, will star in the short film, speaking on how the latest network innovations “enable us to keep working through this tough time”
- Behind the scenes, the production team included Julie Dunn, a member of BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew, the professional development programme that supports the next generation of film and television talent
- Shot across five ethereal Scottish locations, the short film will open the live-stream of the Awards on Tuesday 8 December at 19:00 GMT – view the 20-second trailer here.
Thursday 3 December: Ahead of the British Academy Scotland Awards (BAFTA Scotland Awards) on Tuesday 8 December, it is today announced that the live-stream of the digital Awards ceremony will open with EE Film Stories: BAFTA Scotland, a short film starring acclaimed supervising location manager Lloret Mackenna Dunn.
Hosted by Edith Bowman, The BAFTA Scotland Awards honour the very best talent in film, games and television produced in Scotland over the last year, and the EE film will kick-off the live-stream of the ceremony, spotlighting some of the country’s most dramatic locations through the eyes and the phone screen of expert, MacKenna Dunn, and her team.
The full EE Film Stories will screen exclusively on the evening of the BAFTA Scotland Awards, and has been created in partnership between the UK’s number one network and BAFTA Scotland. The film highlights how new technology, such as EE’s latest 5G network, is, currently continuing to support and enhance the lives of those working in the Scottish film and television industries.
With over 25 years’ industry experience, and a wide range of credits including T2 Trainspotting, Patrick Melrose, Outlaw King, Stag, World War Z, The Jacket and Doomsday, MacKenna Dunn stars alongside location scout Amelia Jacobsen, from Edinburgh, and location assistant Evie Harkins, from Glasgow.
The production was supported by Julie Dunn, a locally based camera assistant, and member of BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew; the professional development programme that supports the next generation of film, games and television talent with insights from BAFTA-winners and -nominees, a community of peers and future collaborators, and mentoring.
Lloret MacKenna Dunn, acclaimed supervising location manager, says: “2020 has been a tumultuous time for the industry and, of course, beyond. But I have been encouraged and inspired by the innovations that allow us to introduce colleagues from all over the world to the wonders of Scotland live and, in the moment, through the power of a 5G phone.
“Previously, it could be a lengthy process sharing location images, now with reliable, near-instant network connection, I use high-quality video calls and images to recce with my team remotely and make decisions quickly. Technology is vital now, more than ever, as it enables us to keep working through this tough time and I wanted this to come through in the EE Film Stories.”
Jude MacLaverty, Director at BAFTA Scotland, adds: “BAFTA continues to support the industry to stay connected and creatively engaged during this difficult period and we’re delighted that we’re able to deliver the BAFTA Scotland Awards, albeit in a slightly different format, once again this year. EE Film Stories will showcase just how our industries have continued to connect with one another, and how integral technology, such as EE’s 5G network, has been for our industries to stay connected whilst working creatively.”
Pete Jeavons, Marketing Communications Director at BT and EE, comments: “Our role, as the UK’s number one network, is to ensure that we’re not only keeping customers connected, but that we’re always striving to enhance their overall experience. We’re able to do that through 5G, by increasing reliability and speed, helping customers when they need it most – from downloading a massive file in seconds, to hosting high quality video calls so it’s like they’re right there with you. We’re proud to be expanding our 5G network across Scotland to better support the industry, and our customers, through this period of change and beyond.”
The BAFTA Scotland Awards will take place on Tuesday 8 December. The ceremony will be live-streamed from 19.00 GMT on BAFTA’s Facebook and YouTube channels, followed by a highlights show on BBC Scotland at 22.00 GMT.
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Production: Curly Films
Director: Dominic O’Riordan
Producer: Rich Guy
Producer: Julia Frost
Assistant Director: Mark Lacey
Runner/Driver: Dawn Farquharson
Director of Photography: Paul O'Callaghan
Camera Assistant: Julie D. Dunn
Digital Imaging Technician Chief: James Hogarth
Drone Operations: Aerial Frontiers
Sound Recordist: Jonathan McLoone
Transport: 4x4 Adventures Scotland
Make Up: Caroline Hamilton
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru . For more, visit www.bafta.org.
BAFTA Scotland has been championing the country’s film, games and television industries since 1989, celebrating and rewarding excellence through its annual British Academy Scotland Awards. BAFTA Scotland is at the core of Scotland’s screen industries, regularly engaging its members and the wider industry while reaching out to the public via a comprehensive range of screenings, educational events and masterclasses, including the annual Guru Live Glasgow event, an opportunity for the public and emerging talent to be inspired by a series of masterclasses and panels with industry professionals. For more, visit www.bafta.org/scotland