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Title: PARK

Reference number: 8006

Date: 1993

Director: d. Dave Sutton

Sponsor: Scottish Film Council and Scottish Television

Production company: Edinburgh Film Workshop Trust

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 5.03 mins

Description: A Monty-Pythonesque animation telling the wacky tale of a statue in the local park called Seymour Highup, and what happens when his head falls off, and a supergranny steps in! Makes use of cut out and hand-drawn animation techniques.

Originated on film.

First Reels - a joint short film initiative from Scottish Screen (and its predecessor body the Scottish Film Council) and Scottish Television. First Reels was launched during 1991 by Scottish Film Council in response to a perceived need for small grants to help young and first time film-makers to make or complete their first film or video project. Scottish Television came in as co-sponsor at an early stage and as well as contributing to half the funds they have given the scheme a tremendous public relations boost by running three half hour documentaries showing excerpts from the First Reels. Applicants were invited to submit projects in any format and on any subject they chose. All entries were considered by a jury and thirty five projects were given grants varying from £50 to £2000. On show at the GFT are a representative selection of the best of the films and videos supported by the scheme. [Editorial from Scottish Film Council held in paper archives]

Credits: w. and d. David Sutton
Many thanks Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Film Workshop Trust
© Dave Sutton 1993