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Title: RUBY

Reference number: 8021

Date: 1997

Director: [d. Rachel Seiffert]

Sponsor: [ Scottish Television, Scottish Film Council]

Producer: [ Paul Welsh]

Production company: [p. Ruby Films]

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 15.24 mins

Description: A story of unrequited love and the magic of the movies. Two lost souls in the basement of a vast film studio. Thomas loves Ruby; Ruby just wants out. [synopsis from Scottish Screen Catalogue of Short Films 1993 - 1999 "Kicking up a Storm"]

Originally shot on 16mm. Please note the end credits are missing on all material currently preserved in the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

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: Victoria Davar and Niall Greig Fulton

[w. Rachel Seiffert
ed. Bert Eeles
d. ph. Oliver Cheesman
p. design Mark Leese
sd. Gerald Mair
costume design Anna Lau
make-up Candice Banks]