CANDY FLOSS

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Title: CANDY FLOSS

Reference number: 7530

Date: 1997

Director: d. Hannah Robinson

Sponsor: BBC Scotland, Scottish Film Production Fund, Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Fund

Producer: Marnie Anderson

Production company: IVP

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 15.26 mins

Description: The tragi-comic tale of Flossy the candy floss girl who loses her heart to Luke the Waltzer boy in the fairground. But Bert, the embittered Arcade owner is set to smash her dreams and prove that like candyfloss, love disappears as soon as you bite into it. [synopsis from Scottish Screen Catalogue of Short Films 1993 - 1999 "Kicking up a Storm"]

Production file held by National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

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. Maria McDonnell, Hannah Robinson

CAST (in order of appearance)
Morag Siller Flossy
Jim Twaddale Bert
Tim Webster Luke
Monica Brady Lilly
Paul Hickey Perky
Alicia Hood Luke's Girl

CREW
d. ph. Martin Singleton
ed. Gary Scott
p. designer Mark Leese
composer Andrew Clarke
sd. rec. Phil Croal
dubbing mixer Cy Jack
make-up designer Sarah Fidelo
costume designer Gill Horn
exec. p. Barbara McKissack, Oscar Van Heek
ass. p. Peter Gallacher
1st ass. d. Mercedes McGurn
sc. superviser Gill Humpherston
locations man. Philip Ramsell
2nd ass. d. Kirstin McDougal
3rd ass. d. Patrick McGurn
p. accountant Dave Burke
casting adviser Martin McCardie
camera operator Andrew Ford
stills Alan Wylie
focus puller Chris Burns
grip Dave Mahon
gaffer Donny Campbell
electrician Michael Carr
boom operator Kenny Allan
art d. Rohan Banyard
standby props Paul McNamara
standby carpenter Mark Brady
design ass. Ursula Cleary, Martin McNee
costume ass. Phyllis Byrne, Sarah Lawrence
make-up ass. Claire Davies
p. runners Paul Church, Naomi Walls
sd. trainee Alastair Burgess
ed. trainee Giles Burgess
camera trainees Julie Bills, Joe Gormley

Fairground kindly provided by Jimmy Graham & Sons. Filmed on location at Clyde Valley Country Estate and editing provided by Digital Facilities. Sound dub recorded at Waterfront Studios. Music recorded at Tempo Recording Studio.

String arrangement Audrey Morse
courier Ecosse
camera equipment GHS
grip equipment Nebo Films
crane hire Brogan Hire
mobile phones Scotphone
vehicle hire Arnold Clark
rostrum camera Malcolm Paris
publicity Paul Smith
film stock Kodak
labs Metrocolor

Special thanks to Jimmy Graham Snr. & Jnr., Jim Warmock, Irvine Gamble, Vicky Miller, Harry Miller, Underbank Primary, Tracey Smith at Casarotto Company, Edit 123, Karen Fry, David Hayman, John McVay, Alison Robinson, Stephen Mochrie, Eric Urquahart, David Garrett, Jo Masson, Gary Stewart, Irene Napier, Dan MacRae, John Pope, Patrice Lemoine, Josh le Vay, Alex Gegeshidze, Charles Searson, Richard Weller, Nicky Bignell, Barclay 'the chicken' Rae

© BBC MCMXCVII