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Title: 1745

Reference number: 13912

Date: 2017

Director: d. Gordon Napier

Sponsor: Creative Scotland

Production company: Scottish Film Talent Network

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 18.19 mins

Description: When two young black slaves escape into the wilds of 18th century Scotland, they must use all of their courage and strength to survive, unite, and stay free.

1745 highlights a forgotten part of Scotland’s history: while Scotland was fighting for its national freedom in that fateful year, its economy was in large part founded on the booming colonial slave trade. While the majority of slavery happened elsewhere - off-stage, across the Atlantic - there were African slaves here, kept as trophies and pets in the houses of their rich merchant masters. “1745” was inspired by advertisements that writer, Morayo Akandé, discovered for runaway slaves, placed in Scottish newspapers of the time.

Film catalogued from secondary sources including the film's website, Creative Scotland and IMDB.

See here for the Runaways Slaves in Britain website, which gives historical context to the film, https://www.runaways.gla.ac.uk/1745/, [last accessed 09/11/21].

Credits: Creative Scotland presents
a Scottish Film Talent Network production
In association with Compact Pictures & Larsen Films

[Directed by
Gordon Napier
Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)
Morayo Akandé
Cast (in credits order)
Moyo Akandé Moyo Akandé ... Emma Atkin
Morayo Akandé Morayo Akandé ... Rebecca Atkin
Clive Russell Clive Russell ... Master David Andrews
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buki Adenipikun Buki Adenipikun ... Mother
Florence Adenipikun Florence Adenipikun ... Young Emma
Lauryn Adenipikun Lauryn Adenipikun ... Young Rebecca
Paul Barnes Paul Barnes ... Hanged Man
Emmanuel Njoku Emmanuel Njoku ... Joseph
Produced by
Holly Daniel ... executive producer
John McKay ... producer
Ross McKenzie ... executive producer
Gordon Napier ... co-producer
Carolynne Sinclair Kidd ... executive producer
Lewis Wardrop ... line producer
Paul Welsh ... executive producerMusic by
Malcolm Lindsay Cinematography by
Julian Schwanitz Film Editing by
Florian Nonnenmacher Art Direction by
Allan Irvine Costume Design by
Alison Mitchell Makeup Department
Anita Anderson ... makeup designer
Ann-Marie O'Neill ... makeup supervisorSecond Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elaine Mackenzie ... first assistant directorSound Department
William Aikman ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Jonathon McLoone ... boom operator
Pete Smith ... sound recordistSpecial Effects by
Perry Costello ... special effects supervisorCamera and Electrical Department
Beth Woodruff ... clapper loaderCasting Department
Kahleen Crawford ... castingCostume and Wardrobe Department
Amelia Desjardins ... Costume maker
Orsolya Sallai ... costume supervisor
Mary Walsh ... costume traineeAdditional Crew
Moyo Akandé ... script developer
Graeme Douglas ... water safety
Liam Irving ... water safetyThanks
Chris Coxon ... thanks to
Maggie Craig ... thanks to
Cath Fletcher ... thanks to
Andy Gray ... thanks to
Stephen Greenhorn ... thanks to
Harry Hepple ... thanks to
Ralph Inseson ... thanks to
Jana Jewell ... thanks to
Andrew Ross ... thanks to
Anne Stark ... thanks to

Production Companies
Compact Pictures]