FRIDGE

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Title: FRIDGE

Reference number: 7058

Date: 1995

Director: d. Peter Mullan

Sponsor: Scottish Film Production Fund, BBC Scotland

Producer: Frances Higson

Production company: Antonine Films and Green Bridge Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Certificate: 15

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.50 mins

Description: A young boys’ game in a backcourt in Glasgow goes wrong, resulting in one of them being trapped in a discarded fridge. In the hours that follow, the responsibility for this young life falls into the hands of Alice and Rudy who are themselves homeless, friendless, and on the verge of chronic alcoholism. [synopsis from Scottish Screen Catalogue of Short Films 1993 - 1999 "Kicking up a Storm"]

Also known as THE PRESS. Part of the 'Tartan Shorts' film scheme. Production file, poster and stills held by National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. Script also held at the Scottish Theatre Archive, Glasgow University. Ref. code GB 247 STA Jy 17(4)

Awards: Best Short Film 1995 - also winner of 12 international awards, including BAFTA Scotland, Best Short Film Award 1995; Cork International Film Festival Best European Short Film (joint award) 1995; Atlantic Film Festival Best Short Film Award 1995; Grand Prize of the Bilbao International Film Festival 1995.

Tartan Shorts: A joint short film initiative funded by BBC Scotland and Scottish Screen National Lottery Fund. Three films per year commissioned for theatrical release and broadcast.

Credits: w. and d. Peter Mullan

Rudy Gary Lewis
Alice Vicky Masson
Charlie Laurie Ventry
Older Boy Steven Singleton
Younger Boy Joe Douglas
Jonah Max McIlmun
Fireman 1 Campbell Soutar
Fireman 2 Alasdair Begbie
Man with Dog Eric Roberts
Woman