DADDY'S GONE A-HUNTING

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Title: DADDY'S GONE A-HUNTING

Reference number: 7531

Date: 1994

Director: d. Morag Fullerton

Sponsor: BBC Scotland, Scottish Film Production Fund

Producer: Julie Fraser

Production company: Umbrella Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Certificate: 12

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 12.13 mins

Description: A modern fairytale. “Swing high, swing low, swing as far as you can go. up tae Heaven, down tae Hell. Whit’s in between? Who can tell?”. Eleven year old Gemma is a captive, like the animals which fill the menagerie which is her home. The keeper of all this is Gemma’s father, Jimmy. His prize possession, Boner, a pit bull terrier, is due to fight that night. Tension escalates when Boner wolfs down Gemma’s supper straight off her plate. Her mother’ protests are met with a tirade of abuse. The dog is going to win Jimmy a lot of money. Gemma is banished, supperless to the sanctuary of her bedroom: a little girl’s haven where dreams can come true, where magic can happen... [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. Script also held at the Scottish Theatre Archive, Glasgow University. Ref. code GB 247 STA Jy 17(3)

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: Gemma Fiona Kennedy
Babs Cara Kennedy
Jimmy Stevie Hannan
Jimmy's Mates Stewart Porter, Jim Byars, William McBain
Kittens Man John Deehan
Brandy Woman Alicia Devine
Hoodlum's Owner Rab Affleck
Man's Mate Tony Curran
Jason's Mum Becky Baxter
Boner