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Reference number: 7874

Date: 2003

Director: d. Adrian J. McDowall

Sponsor: BBC Scotland, Scottish Screen

Producer: John Archer

Production company: Hopscotch Films

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 9.58 mins

Description: William always wanted to be a gangster. He turns his paper round into a racket and soon he’s living like a made guy. Just like in the mob movies he loves, things quickly get out of control... [synopsis from Scottish Screen brochure "New Scottish Short Films 2003"]

Screened at 57th Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2003.

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. Simon Stephenson
cinematographer Martin Radich
p. design Laura Donnelly
ed. Mark Jenkins

William Anthony Martin
Michael Jamie Quinn
Bobby Jonathan Carlin
Pauline Lorraine McIntosh
Anne-Marie Lori McNeill
Mrs McGuire Nicki Valenti
Italian Man Adolfo Invernizzi
Ice-Cream Man James McAnerney
McMillan Twin 1 David Brownlie
McMillan Twin 2 Darren Brownlie
Midget David Brown
Eric the Eyes Christopher Corscadden
Shifty Charlie McShip Gary Curran
Algebra Anderson David Feeney
Lugs Lincoln David Montgomery

p. ma.n. Laura Ferguson
m. Matthew Aldworth
title m. Ronan Breslin, Colin McGeoch
sd. rec. Angus McPake
sd. designer John Cobban
costume designer Denise Coombes
make-up designer Christnme Brack
1st ass. d. Tim Franklin
2nd ass. d. Su Bainbridge
3rd ass. d. Gavin Kinnaird
p. accountant Neil Cairns
p. ass. Noirin O'Connor
p. trainees Claire MacKenzie, Joanna Matthews
unit driver Colin 'Stumpy' Davidson
unit runner Paul Saltman
location man. Shian Holt
sc. supervisor Iain Andrew
focus puller Julie Bills
clapper loader Alysia Maciejowska
camera trainees Elizabeth Harris, Nora Goldrick
grip Mark Donnelly
ABC crane operator Tim Critchell
gaffer Derrick Ritchie
genny operator Davy Sherwin
electrician Niall Smyth
boom operator Simon Tomlinson
art d. Emer O'Sullivan
ass. art d. Jenny Alexander
art dept. ass. Halla Groves Raines
standby props Ewan Robertson
carpenter Phil Bowen
art dept. trainees Les Quinn, Kevin Steele
wardrobe ass. Martin Allen
make-up trainee Stephanie Dudgeon
chaperone Linsey Donnelly, Martina Gormley, Mary Mills
ass. dubbing mixer Craig Aitchison
m. engineer Mark Osbourne
stills ph. Callum McKenzie
p. exec. Annette MacMillan
exec. p. Sara Harkins, Becky Lloyd

With thanks to Mark Abram, Jill Alexander, Claire Anderson, Alfred Archer, Eileen Bannerman, Ross Brackenridge, Sean Browne, Zoe Brown, Louise, Kevin and Ross Burns, The Crilley Family [... et al ...]