Reference number: 7278
Director: d. Brian Ross
Sponsor: Scottish Film Production Fund, British Screen and Scottish Television in association with the Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Fund present
Producer: Su Bainbridge
Production company: Imagine Films Ltd, Mallinson Television
Running time: 6.58 mins
Description: Bite is a film about Alistair Galbraith, hitherto a passive postman who tires of being a spectator in his own life and decides to take control. When Alistair’s wife, Alison commits adultery on their own wedding day and shortly afterwards he is savaged by a ferocious dog, Alistair hits rock bottom, unable to cope with even the most undemanding of life’s tasks. From the depths of despair he is galvanised into action and in true anti-hero style sets out to take revenge on those who have wronged him. Through taking this action Alistair is re-born. [synopsis from Scottish Screen Catalogue of Short Films 1993 - 1999 "Kicking up a Storm"] Production file held at National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. Starring a young David Tennant, the Scottish actor (who later went on to become Dr Who in the acclaimed BBC television series) Prime Cuts: A joint short film initiative from Scottish Screen, British Screen, Scottish Television and the Scottish Arts Council. Films were produced on 16mm.
Credits: w. Andrea Gibb p. Su Bainbridge Cast: David Tennant, Sharon Small Postmen Frank Gallagher, Paul Hickie, Martin McCardie Dog played by Clint and Flipper d. ph. Ian Dodds ed. Gary Scott sd. rec. Brian Howell p. designer Michael McLoughlin composer Paddy Cunneen p. man. Becky Brazil, Wendy Griffin costume designer Phyllis Byrne make-up designer Laura Hill assoc. p. Stephanie Faugier, Simon Mallinson art d. Adam Squires prop buyer Vivienne Mackay art dept. ass. Tim Monroe focus puller Graeme Scott clapper / loader Ben Grieve video ass. John Monk camera trainee Ritchie Holt stills ph. Graham McIver gaffer Ewan Epton m. production Alan McNicol dubbing facility Cy Jack (Waterfront) locations man. Beverley Syme locations ass. Jodie Moore 1st ass. d. Niall Mahoney 3rd ass. d. Donald Mackinnon sc. supervisor Lillias MacKenzie p. secretary Gillian Deakin p. accountants Trudy Millinson, Agnes Logan runners Christel Ingersvang office receptionist Gayle Hughes animal agent Dave Stewart (Creature Feature) dog handlers Dorothy Luking, Andy Adams catering Guy Cowan (Real Food for Reel People) With special thanks to Lynne McDermott (friend in cafe); Lenny Crooks; Carl Pittom Camera Associates; Digital Facilities; Kodak; Metrocolor; Argos; John Brown Butchers, Balfron; Propworks; Ecosse; David Pearson; Glasgow City Council; James Evans; Jaconellis Cafe; Phil Croal; Shettleston Neighbourhood Housing Office; Darnley Neighbourhood Housing Office; Mrs Lawson; John McManus; St. Angela's School; Patricia Douglas; Queen's Cross Church; King Cameras; Truecut. No animals were harmed or injured in the making of this film. Shot on location in Glasgow with the financial support of the Glasgow Film Office. exec. p. Oscar van Heek, Emma Berkofsky, Mark Grindle Prime Cuts, Imagaine Films Ltd and Mallison Television Productions for the Scottish Film Production Fund, British Screen and Scottish Television in association with the Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Fund.