FIRST REELS INTERVIEW: Steve Pang, Spaces

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Genres:

  • Interview

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Screen Collection

Series:

  • First reels

Decade:

  • 1990s

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Title: FIRST REELS INTERVIEW: Steve Pang, Spaces

Reference number: 8096

Date: 1993

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Description: Raw interview footage with director Steve Pang, concerning his short film SPACES, made under the Scottish Film Council and Scottish Television's First Reels scheme.

See also ref. 7977 for complete 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]

Shotlist: Raw interview footage with director Steve Pang, concerning his short film SPACES, made under the Scottish Film Council and Scottish Television's First Reels scheme.

Discusses: First chance at directing something. Film-maker feels the ending works really well - it is that much more dramatic as the rest of the film is quite low key. The film is trying to suggest the car park is a microcosm of society as a whole.