Title: PLEASE STOP
Reference number: 7799
Director: d. Martin Morrison
Sponsor: Scottish Television, Scottish Film Council First Reels
Running time: 24.30 mins
On 6th April 1993, three men set out on a journey... Martin Morrison, Miles Tubb and Iain Riddick. This is a documentary about seven days on the motorways between Glasgow and London. Topics discussed by fellow hitch-hikers and drivers were politics, the state of Britain today, crime, and racism.
See also ref. 8084 for raw interview footage with director Martin Morrison, about this film. Note:- image and sound quality varies.
First Reels - a joint short film initiative from Scottish Screen (and its predecessor body the Scottish Film Council) and Scottish Television. First Reels was launched during 1991 by Scottish Film Council in response to a perceived need for small grants to help young and first time film-makers to make or complete their first film or video project. Scottish Television came in as co-sponsor at an early stage and as well as contributing to half the funds they have given the scheme a tremendous public relations boost by running three half hour documentaries showing excerpts from the First Reels. Applicants were invited to submit projects in any format and on any subject they chose. All entries were considered by a jury and thirty five projects were given grants varying from £50 to £2000. On show at the GFT are a representative selection of the best of the films and videos supported by the scheme. [Editorial from Scottish Film Council held in paper archives]
On 6th April 1993, three men set out on a journey... Martin Morrison, Miles Tubb, Iain Riddick. 7 days on the motorways between Glasgow and London.
A documentary by Martin Morrison
second camera Miles Tubb
support driver Miles Tubb
sd. Iain Riddick
m. Stewart Black
online ed. Joe Tree
technical consultant Joe Tree
titles Joe Tree
Thanks to Scottish Television and The Scottish Film Council, Jack Shea and Napier University, Arnold Clark Hire Ltd., Welcome Break Services, Blue Boar Motorway Group, British Petroleum, Granada Services, Sue Osmond, Mike Fugl, Lucy Grimson, Alan Murray, All the drivers who picked us up, and everyone we spoke to.
Funded by the 'First Reels' initiative. © 1993